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I finished my PhD five years ago, but I remained in academia and always used the Dr. title before my name in my email signature and on any business related communications. I never changed my bankcard, passport or driving license and only used it at work…. In work - I never expected anyone to actually call me Dr, it’s more for credibility in comms etc…. Anyway, in the last six months I have moved to an industry based job, in a different field of research, but I continue to use the word Dr in my email signature I have noticed that other people with PhDs in this company have put (PhD) at the end of there name instead….
My question is - is using a Dr title not the done thing outside of academia? I never highlight it and I’m not abnoxious about it (I’m a mum of 2 working part time !)… someone (no academic qualifications) past a passive aggressive comment in a team meeting today about people using Dr titles - it was not directly directed at me, but it felt as though it was as she has the same job title as me…. And it’s made me feel rubbish as though I’m doing something really wrong. Should I be using PhD after my name instead?
What do others do? Advice and other experiences of using a Dr title or not is appreciated?
I was just wondering what the process is after you have accepted a PhD.
Do you get a letter? (in addition to an informal offer email/call)
Do they give you an outline of the proposal for the PhD?
Do you get any communications between you and your supervisors during the summer months/winter months before starting in oct/jan?
Are all those things above something that you have to ask about? make the effort yourself to get?
What else did anyone do/receive?
I am still waiting for a response unfortunately. I do have one other question to ask in reference to etiquette though, hope you guys can shed some light on this. Today I have been offered an interview for the PhD I was praying to get, but I have another interview before this and still waiting for a response from Leeds. In the event that I get offered a PhD in one of the other positions before the interview for the PhD I really really want, do i still accept the position? can I tell them that I have other interviews and would like to wait for the outcome of them first? or would it be best to just accept and then decline later on if I get the PhD that I was praying for? What would be the best way to go about this? I know this may sound complicated but I'd rather have a clear mind about what may happen in this scenario. Thank you for your previous responces :)
I had an interview almost 2 weeks ago in Leeds. I was told that I would hear back the following week, but its now been two weeks. I am aware that this obviously means that I have not been a successful applicant as I am sure that I would have heard something by now. All I want is some clarification that I didn't get it. I have 2 more interviews coming up over the next few weeks, but the lack of response from my first interview is eating at me. Is this normal in the PhD world? (Biological science). How long has other people waited? Or is it normal that if you are unsuccessful you do not hear back from them? Thank you in advance for comments.
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