Sell your PhD: Resilience

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The third PhD skill we should all be selling is our resilience. Like creativity this is probably not something you read on job applications and I doubt you would be ever asked about your resilience in an interview. However, it is a valuable skill that we have developed (for better or worse) through our PhD. The PhD experience typically has numerous setbacks, loads of constructive criticism (and sometimes unconstructive criticism), and rejection. While these are not pleasant experiences they are invaluable in building resilience which is an important workplace skill. It is about working through any issues/setbacks that arise and working towards a solution.

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