Monthly Archives: August 2013

30 tips for successful academic research and writing

Originally posted on This Sociological Life:
Next month I am running a workshop on academic publishing for early career academics. As part of preparing for the workshop I jotted down some ideas and tips to share with the group which…

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Power poses – do they help confidence?

Earlier this week I stumbled across a TED talk by Amy Cuddy.   Amy is an associate professor at Harvard Business School and a social psychologist who does a lot of work on body language.  The talk I watched was about … Continue reading

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PhD To A Career In Medical Communications

I promised a while back that I’d be starting a series of ‘careers in…’ to inspire you to think about the different jobs you could consider after a PhD.  It was my intention to do one at some point on … Continue reading

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Struggling for the right words to use on your CV?

One of my colleagues (who goes under the guise of the Chemistry Careers Mole) pointed out a handy list of action words which could be consulted if you run out of inspiration when writing your CV.

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A Career in University Administration?

Do you enjoy working in a higher education environment but are not sure about continuing with a research or academic career?  If so, you may want to explore a career in academic administration.  You may imagine this means a secretarial … Continue reading

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Naturejobs Career Expo

It’s that time of year again when Naturejobs hold their annual Career Expo.  It’s on 19th September in London, so not easy for you to get to but if you happened to be arranging to visit friends or a research … Continue reading

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The career-wise researcher

One of my colleagues on a national group working with research staff (AGCAS Research Staff Task Group), Jane Simm from the University of Sheffield, has just been involved in a publication called ‘The career-wise researcher’.  I’d recommend you have a … Continue reading

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