Tag Archives: Early Career Research

The Art of Job Hunting

Go to any website offering job advice and they’ll most likely say very similar things. Your resume, or CV depending on part of the world and/or job experience, should have active verbs with results-driven content. It shouldn’t be more than … Continue reading

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Darker Side of Academia

Higher education in the West has become a commodity. There have been numerous articles, studies, posts, etc. about how universities now are now becoming sprawling institutions of administration geared toward making money (this Onion article may be satire, but it’s … Continue reading

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Watching Without Fear

Today is the day. Daredevil season 2 has been released on Netflix. I won’t be watching. Not that I don’t want to watch it. I’m highly looking forward to it, actually. I thoroughly enjoyed season 1 and absolutely loved Jessica … Continue reading

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End of the Line

There’s a song from the band Traveling Wilbury’s called ‘End of the Line’. It starts off with the line ‘Well it’s all right…’ doing something, repeated in various iterations. In other words, there are lots of reasons why it’s all … Continue reading

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At the Dark End of the Street

I’m done!  Mostly.  I think… I’ve completed a full revised draft of the entire thesis.  It’s even under the maximum word limit.  Mostly it’s good, with some very strong sections.  I have sent it off to my advisor for last … Continue reading

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Reflections On Me

As you may remember from my last post a few weeks ago (sorry for the long wait) I had a few interviews last week.  After I wrote that post I got invited to another interview, as well, so I had … Continue reading

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We Have A Few Questions For You

I’ve been lucky enough (skilled enough? able to sell myself enough?) to be called in to interview for a few fellowships next week.  One is a full-time position teaching a few core first-year modules, the other is a half-time teaching … Continue reading

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Write like the wind (of conference papers)

Well, I’m off to another conference later this week.  I’ve written before about things to do and avoid at conferences but realised those were mostly about attending.  Now comes the post about writing and presenting a paper. There are plenty … Continue reading

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To infinity, and beyond (next year!)

Ten weeks from now.  Ten!  That’s when I’m expecting to submit my PhD.  I’m terrified (rightfully, I think).  Not because I don’t think it’s very good, but because I’m worried about next year. Like any good PhD student I’ve been … Continue reading

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Reading: Piles of Books and Pages

Theoretically I’m in the last year (and hopefully few months) of my PhD.  For most people apparently this is known as the ‘writing up period’.  For me, apparently, it’s the ‘continue researching piles of books that you should have read … Continue reading

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