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5 key elements of an academic CV

5 key elements of an academic CV

#1 Tell me what your doing now One of the things that infuriates me is not being able to find out straightaway what someone's doing from their academic CV. They might lead with their PhD but they don't tell me what they're doing now. If you are currently a postdoc,...

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What is stopping you learning?

What is stopping you learning?

SPACESHIP!!!! OK, not a spaceship. But a ship. Or a boat at least. But the Nerd Coach has returned from the family holiday with her powerboat licence. Oh boy (or buoy?) was it fun. My boat was a mix of the Enterprise (at least I said Warp Factor 6 in my head whilst...

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Know the odds

Know the odds

I'm Not a Betting Nerd But... I work with many great sparky people. Many of these are postdocs on fixed term contracts. Many of these would like a lectureship position. Now they are all fantastic researchers, but the simple fact is that if your institution has 2000...

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Don’t Kill Kermit!

Don’t Kill Kermit!

Don't Kill Kermit! 'Eat the frog' is not a recipe for grilled Muppet but a personal management technique. The idea is that you do the thing you don't want to but *need* to. The most important thing. First thing in the morning. Obviously after that all important cup of...

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