Did I sell my soul?

If you are a regular to my blog and/or Instagram page you may know that I started working in the industry as a project manager for a marketing and social research company. Recently when I meet people and tell them what I am doing now people jokingly say “oh you sold your soul and went into marketing”. This doesn’t offend […]

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My Post PhD Submission Plans

One of the biggest questions you get asked after you submit a PhD is- “so what’s next?” For me the answer is both extremely straightforward and completely complex… As I started working full time six months ago, I am not in the job hunting stage that many post-phd submitters are in. I really enjoy my job and I am learning […]

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6 Months working in Industry

I have officially passed my probation period at work, which means that I have been working in the industry for 6 months now. I honestly cannot believe how quickly this time has gone and how much I have learnt during this short period. For those of you don’t know I am now a project manager for a market and social […]

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Sell your PhD: Creativity

  If you want to read about the previous ‘sell your skills’ click here. Creativity is an incredibly transferable and important skill for a variety of industries. It is often not an attribute that is listed on job descriptions. However, it is one that employers value and one that can allow you to really make a stamp on your workplace […]

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Sell your PhD, Problem Solving

Since I started working in the industry 6 months ago now, I have realised how essential it is for us PhD students to sell our skills. Many industries highly value the skills that we acquire throughout a PhD, however many do not understand that a PhD provides such a wide variety of sought after skills. The first skill we should […]

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My schedule for finishing my PhD

The last few months have been particularly busy, I have been finishing my PhD, working full time, marking, teaching online, and running this blog. I promise this post isn’t for your sympathy,  it is to be transparent about the difficulties of fitting this much in, but in the same vein showing that it is possible (although probably not sustainable long […]

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Email Etiquette

Sending an email is an integral part of many of our jobs and while it seems so simple (and often it is) the email etiquette can make the whole thing very confusing.  How does one address the person they are emailing? Use formalities (Dr., Professor, Mrs, Mr ?), go with a full name? When is it okay to start using […]

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Greening Your Business

**In Collaboration**  Businesses are facing increasing pressure to reduce their carbon footprint, but it can be tricky to find ways to effectively limit your impact on the environment. For organisations operating in Australia, it’s essential to find the right balance between adopting eco-friendly processes and minimising costs. Find cost-effective ways to green your business with these top tips… Recycle on-site […]

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Skills to put on your CV

If you find yourself in a similar position to where I was a few months ago. Where you are a PhD student looking to get out of academia and into the industry, then you may be struggling with your CV. It is hard to know what skills you have learnt through your PhD are appealing to employers. Although, I am […]

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