If this sound familiar then this is the podcast and blog series for you! Available on all good podcast providers 'When are you going to get a real job?' tackles all the common questions PhD students have about their careers with helpful discussion from employers, academics and PhDs now working their dream jobs.
We're discussing aspects of the job application process, that international students in the UK have to consider, with current PhD students and alumni from the University of Birmingham.
We'll be talking to an expert in start-ups and enterprise from the University of Birmingham, and a past PhD who was involved in a start-up business after leaving academia about their experiences in start-ups and enterprise, and advice for starting your own business.
We'll be talking to two PhDs from the University of Birmingham about their experiences in industry and how they got their positions.
What key skill do you need to get a job? Networking! In this episode we break-down how to be better at networking
Continuing our discussion of what makes an academia success we turn to the humanities. This time we're joined by an award winning Professor, Lisa Downing, and a early career research fellow, Nino Kemoklidze.
Do you want to be a successful academic? Well we're talking to successful academics and advisers to find out how to be a success in academia.
Academia not for you? Well this is the episode for you!
Think you've overqualified? Listen to this and think again!
Thatcareerman talks about his own experiences in industry to give a flavour of what industry jobs may be like.
In the hard slog of the job hunt, how do you keep yourself motivated?
You know you need to network... but it feels a bit... icky. How do you go about it?
Knowing you want to leave academia is one thing, but knowing where to go is much more difficult. In this post thatcareerman talks about his own experience and gives advice of those wondering where to go next.
Thatcareerman shares 5 tips to help you avoid coming across as overqualified.