Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Way Out Part II: Applying for a Job Q&A

Welcome to the second part of "The Way Out": Applying for a Job Q&A! (FINALLY! TOOK ME LONG ENOUGH HUH?!). Last time, I talked about how to start thinking about the types of jobs you might want to apply for and how to do some research in the form of informational interviews to find out more about the roles and identify how you could be a good fit for them.

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Way Out: Part 1 Preparation & Informational Interviews

This series of posts is my own personal reflection on my job application process to transition out of my postdoc in Academia.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Ania's guide to moving to the U-S of A!

Feel free to use this document to guide your way around the USA. Currently this document is curated from experiences that I have had, and will hopefully help you when you come to explore the great United States of America! Given my background, it is more tailored to Australian visitors, but all of the advice is applicable to other nationalities as well. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

10 Cardinal Rules for Lab Scientists

Science is hard enough to do - here are 10 tips and tricks to make lab life a little easier!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

How to work out what you want to be when you grow up - An intro to Individual Development Plans for Scientists

By Afirsichbaum (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
By Afirsichbaum (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
What are you going to be when you grow up?
We are already adults, yet the majority of postdocs and PhD students are likely plagued with this simple question that we have been asked since we could talk.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The secret to an effective job search for PhDs

Have you been sending out hundreds of job applications?

Do you apply to any job that you are remotely qualified for?

You are doing the job search wrong.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

How to do the networking dance.

photo credit: ODChallenge_Decoy-Media-8512 via photopin (license)

At every science career development event you go to and every person you speak to, it is likely that the resounding theme to their ability to land their dream job is networking. This is unsurprising given that the US Bureau of Labor estimates approximately 70% of all new hires landed their job due to networking (with 40% of these jobs not even advertised!). Unfortunately to many people, “networking” is going to events, shaking lots of hands and throwing out your business card like it was confetti. This IS NOT productive networking!