With the academic jobs market becoming more competitive and the pressure on the academic job market growing, it is not surprising that there are declining academic job prospects for doctoral graduates. Guest bloggers have written about it here on the piirus blog, such as a post looking at job advertisements by sector, by Doug Rocks-Macqueen. We know it’s an issue, so we’ve been featuring posts about those who have taken alternative paths, such as Beth Hellen or a recent interview with Tom Richardson. There are more such stories coming soon, so keep reading this blog for inspiration!
What options are available?
Whether to pursue a career in academia or to consider alternative careers is a difficult dilemma for any PhD student. To help those considering what alternative paths are available post-PhD, jobs.ac.uk is holding a free, live online event: ‘Alternative Career Pathways after Your PhD’ on 8th June 1-2pm BST.
In the dedicated live Q&A (questions & answers), a panel of experts who have moved outside of academia will be sharing their top tips and advice on alternate career pathways following PhD studies. The live Q&A will be hosted by Chris Humphrey of Jobs on Toast. To find out more and to register your free place visit the Eventbrite page.
And if you would like to do a bit more reading in preparation, then we heartily recommend another guest blogger’s post, this time all about identifying your skills and boosting your confidence, by Irene Garcia Losquino.
We look forward to discussing this further with you!