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Thread: Final year support thread

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25-Jul-16, 15:32
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Quote From TreeofLife:
My CV is also 5 pages long and my cover letter is 1 page long for academic positions. For non-academic positions, I have not yet been asked for a CV, just have to keep filling in those boxes... and then address how I meet the selection criteria, which generally takes up 4 pages.


Thanks, mine is the same, that is reassuring!

Thread: Final year support thread

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25-Jul-16, 15:32
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I have successfully secured jobs for many other people, but I can't seem to land one for myself haha :)


You will get one, I'm got my fingers crossed for you!

Thread: Final year support thread

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25-Jul-16, 14:18
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I've just re-designed my CV! Haha. I've almost completed my first proper application. My cover letter is one page and CV is around 5 pages. Does that sound about right?

Thread: how do u guys deal with rejections from journal editors?

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25-Jul-16, 11:22
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Give yourself a week or more to get over the rejection, then look at the comments, and improve the work based on the comments.

The first rejection is always the hardest. After that, it is much much easier.

Thread: Final year support thread

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25-Jul-16, 10:54
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Quote From tuutikki:


In terms of job hunting, I know how disheartening it can be. I started applying in February this year (while doing my PhD full time) and applied for maybe 20-30 jobs. But I got a research associate job in May, was initially meant to be for 8 months but I managed to have it extended by 4 by writing a research proposal for the project that essentially listed all the great things I could do if I just had more time haha. You can do it! Eventually the rejections didn't even feel as bad, I guess as my expectations lowered haha. I'm also unsure of wether or not I want to stay in academia but I'm gonna try to keep my options open by trying to publish articles during this post doc. Then see what happens...


Hi! Thanks for sharing your experience! Did you find your research associate job before you submitted your thesis?

Thread: Final year support thread

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22-Jul-16, 13:53
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Lovely idea to blog! :) I can see the multiple benefits, plus its reflective too.

Are you submitting your final draft or first draft by the end of Sep?


Final submission has to be before 30th Sept.... :-o


You can do it! :) in some ways it's good to have that deadline as your supervisor will check it quickly and it will get done. Best of luck!

Thread: Final year support thread

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22-Jul-16, 13:25
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Anyway, here's the first post in the blog (from yesterday).
https://annashodgepodge.com/2016/07/21/the-last-10-weeks/




Lovely idea to blog! :) I can see the multiple benefits, plus its reflective too.

Are you submitting your final draft or first draft by the end of Sep?

Thread: Final year support thread

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22-Jul-16, 13:23
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My supervisor is no help at all and would be content to let me languish in this limbo forever it seems. So it's really now or never. I do think it's doable though. At worst, a full draft for early September will still leave me 6-8 weeks of bringing the whole thing together, writing the Intro and Conclusion. I can't go any longer than October or I will quit the PhD altogether.


Hi! You are doing really well, you can do it! I found once I had written a few chapters, things moved faster. You can do it! My supervisor would also just leave me to get on with it until the deadline, honestly academia is so lazy like that!

Thread: Final year support thread

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22-Jul-16, 09:59
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Quote From Zutterfly:
Hi Hugh,

In all honesty, I would just apply and make sure you tailor your experience and skills to the post as much as you can! I applied for one and I was in the same boat and this is what I did. I wasn't shortlisted but I felt it was worth applying as after that initial application, I got faster at the others. I have noticed the quality of my supporting statements improve the more I have applied for :) It is a slog but one that we have to go through!


Thanks, I'll just do that! Cheers

Thread: Final year support thread

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21-Jul-16, 18:04
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Thanks Zutterfly!

I wanted to pick your brain. I've seen a RA post that fits well with what I want to do. However, the undergrad degree required is not my area, as i did my PhD in a slightly different area (I have some industry experience). I think because my PhD is in that area I should be fine. However, do you think I should email the prof who is the contact listed and ask whether I should apply, or shall I just go ahead and apply?

Thread: PhD issues of absolute supervisor neglect

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20-Jul-16, 12:24
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Thank you Jay, its great to have here, I look forward to reading your contributions. Welcome :)

Thread: Final year support thread

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20-Jul-16, 12:21
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I am looking at academic and non-academic posts too. I would ideally like to stay in research, but I think the short-term contracts and pressure for publication is going to get frustrating. I'm therefore looking for RA posts instead of post-docs.

People love to ask me: so what are your plans post-PhD, and its turned into one of those dreaded questions.

On another note, I had a question about proof reading, that I've posted in the main thread too:

should i tell my supervisor I'm using a professional proof reader? Or is it better I keep that quiet?

Thread: If you used a professional proofreader, did you share that with your supervisor?

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20-Jul-16, 11:48
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Hi,

I'm thinking of using a professional proofreader to check my thesis before I submit but I'm wondering whether I should share that with my supervisor? Would you? Will sharing that make them less likely to check my work in detail?

Thanks

Thread: Final year support thread

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20-Jul-16, 10:45
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Quote From Zutterfly:
I was recently at a conference and people were telling me it took between 100-120 applications to get their current jobs :o


*shock horror* I don't know what to say. I'm torn between academia and non-academia. My heart wants me to stay in academia (I like the mix of research and a bit of teaching/supervision) and my brain tells me to flee from academia ...

Thread: Academic jobs in England - when are they mainly advertised?

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19-Jul-16, 21:36
by Hugh
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Quote From TreeofLife:
My supervisor told me they start Sept and Feb, following funding acknowledgements. That's in biology but might be similar for you. Plus, you will often find things advertised mid year for adhoc funding or when people have quit their jobs and the positions are readvertised (generally shorter contracts).


So does that mean majority is in Sep/Feb?
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