Would you come to this talk? Draft abstract. (I don't love it yet but think I've got the basics right??)

How to Transform Your Graduate Education into An Awesome Post-Pandemic Career

[screenshot incl abstract] We’ve witnessed the near collapse of the academic job mark

"This stress negatively affects their mental health, saps their creative energy, and distracts from the academic work they’re in graduate programs to do."

If I was writing more casually I'd add "Terrible!" as its own sentence after that.

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15 Dec 20
If you'll be on the job market, for any job, there are a bunch of important things to do beforehand.

In academia we don't think too much about them. When it comes to the wider world of jobs, you'll never be able to focus (and thus have employers focus on you) without these.

What do you value in your life and in your career?

Related, what's most important to you in a work environment, in your working relationships?

What are the essential elements of a work culture in which you'll thrive?
What are your strengths?

There are different definitions & categorizations of strengths -- they're about values; they're about "natural talents"; they're about you working well with teammates; they're about inclinations; they're about you flourishing.

You can take assessments.
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20 Jun 20
Folks often expect there to be a list of PhD-appropriate jobs, esp linked to their discipline or area of study. There is such a list, and "professor" tops it. Depending on your field, "senior scientist" or "lead researcher" might come next. Beyond that, few roles *require* a PhD.
That's just how it is, and that's probably good, as it avoids credential creep.

There are plenty of jobs that could suit *you*, as someone who's got a PhD. Folks in or hiring for these positions may or may not be focused on the PhD as a relevant credential or useful experience.
Because your skills -- maybe not your content knowledge, but what you can actually do -- are broad & cover most of the types of things employers want (research, analysis & criticl thinking, communication, teamwork, self-management), the list of potentially suitable jobs is broad.
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17 Dec 18
Did you leave a PhD program and then enroll in a different, better-for-you one? Or switch advisors? I know lots do. Stories requested. Asking for a follower in a less than ideal situation.
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21 Apr 18
I thanked my favourite band in my PhD dissertation acknowledgements. Who, or what, did you thank that is perhaps surprising? #phdlife #phdchat
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This thread! ❤❤❤❤❤
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