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Tips for Avoiding Early Career Pitfalls

The early stage of your career is an exciting and transitional time because getting in the career zone is new, unknown territory.  Having less experience is to be expected; everyone's career has to start somewhere and no-one is born with a ready-made career. Being new to the career zone means people can sometimes inadvertently create... Continue Reading →

Disagreeing Productively

I've been pondering on the subject of disagreement.  We've done it throughout time; it's a fact of life.  So what's there to ponder about? To be more specific, I've been considering how disagreeing has changed with the evolution of the digital world, the expansion of social media and our apparently heightened focus on the fear... Continue Reading →

High Performing Technical Teams

Scientists and engineers, individually or as team members, are often expected to be chameleon-like. They may be solving problems one minute, being part of a cross-organisational project the next.  Working to their ‘home’ team rules in the morning, satisfying what matters to a client in the afternoon.  Being expected to act as an expert; mentoring... Continue Reading →

Networking for Career Success

It was my great pleasure to be part of SEPnet (South East Physics Network) and the Institute of Physics’ recent careers event.  The aim was to help physics doctoral students explore a snapshot of the amazing career opportunities awaiting them post PhD. Covering a spectrum of career paths, the impressive panel of professionals shared their... Continue Reading →

Embracing Randomness

My husband accidentally bought me a book. Last week, while on a video conference, one participant later confessed to the unexpected appearance of the radiator repair guy while we were on the call. While filming my test videos for Innovating Your Career I noticed a really distracting creaking noise on the audio.  Further investigation identified... Continue Reading →

Getting Beyond B.O.R.E.D.

I've been suffering from writer's block.  Well, that's what I kept telling myself.  Having efficiently done some business-related writing without too much effort.  My conclusion is...it's not the writing part that's been the problem. The root of my stuckness has all been down to lack of inspiration and to be brutally honest, being wholeheartedly B.O.R.E.D.... Continue Reading →

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