BLOG ARCHIVE

To mark 10 years of blogging on www.biosciencecareers.org, I’ve categorised all the blogs into a table with broad and narrow themes. So take a browse through at your leisure and, excusing the rather basic formatting, with any luck you should find some interesting reads along the way. Here’s to the next 10 years!

GeneralJobs & CareersCVs & InterviewsNetworkingSelf


Welcome to Bioscience Careers (Nov11)


Career preferences for PhD students (May12)


Wordle your CV (Dec12)


Doing more with LinkedIn (Sept14)


Think ‘skill’ not ‘DPhil’ (Jan12)


Carpe PM (Dec11)


Getting to professor (Oct13)


Interviews: when coming 2nd
is no consolation (Apr13)


Sign of the times (Nov14)


Mind your career (Jan15)


Research staff associations (July12)


Do I stay or do I go? (Oct12)


Strike your PhD from your CV? (May13)


The invisible delegate. How to be at a conference without being there (July15)


The skilled researcher (Apr15)


How satisfied are doctoral & postdoctoral researchers? (Sept13)


Publish (by the rules) or perish (Dec13)


When & how to use personal profiles on your CV (July13)


Looking for a new job? Keep your acquaintances close (Dec16)


 I’m a scientist! [Don’t] get me out of here! (Nov15)


What’s the point of a postdoc? (Nov 13)


Quantity vs Quality (Nov12)




Success at interview. 7 Ps to the prize (March14)


 Abstract thinking (June16)
Don’t plead for your career, take the lead


Professional & Personal career development (June14)


 Finding the ‘right’ career path (Jan13)


Letter to the Christmas recruiter (Dec14)


Academic mobility (Oct17)


 Decisions Decisions (Feb16)


Careers – the planned & the unplanned (Aug14)


PhD currency outside of academia (March13)


How to stand out in a crowded (academic) world (Aug15)


Five PhD networking strategies (May18)


Swotting up on your career (May16)


Your future in your hands (Jan16)



 So you want to get into pharma (June13)


Have you got your CV covered? (Dec15)


Expose yourself! (June18)


Are you a leading researcher? (July16)


Fluid career dynamics (Sept16)


 Want an academic career? Cultivate people & ideas (Feb14)


How to be a STAR performer (Jan18)


Social media … so shall I? (Nov 18)


The right way? (Oct16)


Keep on keepin’ on Jan17)


An academic career – do you have the write skills? (Oct14)


Is your CV working? (Oct18)


Communication & socialisation – a route to PhD salvation? (March19)


Flying high (Feb17)
What’s guiding your career? (Apr17)

Working in industry – scientific services (Feb15)
10 quick CV tips (May19)


Academic mobility – the long and the short of it (Sept19)


Keep calm and career on! (May17)



Subjective career choices (Sept17)


Small companies, Big opportunities (Apr16)


Speculate to accumulate (Oct20)


Join the club! (Nov19)


Do you feel lucky? (Aug17)


10 blogs to help you on your way (Nov17)


Principal ways to become a principal investigator (June 16)


Networking to net a job (May20)


Gifts differing (Dec17)


Employable you! (March 18)


10 ways to find your next job (Aug16)


Get engaged! (July21)


Career stories – what’s yours? (Feb18)


Change Talk (Sept18)


Patently obvious careers (Nov16)


Group work (Aug21)


Super investigator or super technician? (July18)


Reflections … (Dec18)


The business of science (March 17)


All present and correct (Oct21)


Knowledge is power! (Aug18)


Beating the wintertime blues (Jan19)
Science communication – telling it how it is! (July17)

Fear for your career (Oct19)



Keep learning to keep earning (Feb19)



Medical Science Liaison role (Apr18)


The heart of the matter (Feb20)


Breaking good (Apr19)


Unpaid work. Does it pay? (July19)


The why, where and whom of your career (Apr20)


Keeping a perspective (June19)


Doctorate vs Corporate (Sept20)


Do a ‘selfie’ to improve your self (June20)


Career success. What does it look like? (Aug19)


Job entitlement (Dec20)


Work Kind (Aug20)


New year, new career? (Dec19)


The business of knowledge (May21)


Career development – it’s personal (Jan 21)


2020 Vision (Jan20)


Feel the fear and do it anyway (June21)


Desiderata: “Things desired” (March20)


Steer your career (Nov20)


Reflections on a virtual year (March21)


Hidden Talents (Sept21)