PhDs, Brazil and social media are just a few of the favourite topics on Naturejobs this month.
Thank you to everyone who read our Naturejobs content this month, and a special thanks to all those that joined in on the conversations and commented on the posts! We really enjoy getting your feedback on our stories, so please keep the comments coming.
As voted by you (by sheer number of readers to the blog) here are your top ten reads from Naturejobs this month. Feast your eyes on this:
Social media: A network boost is an article writer by Monya Baker. it highlights how Twitter can be used as a tool for long term gain by building connections with the right people in your field of research.
Robert Aboukhalil’s article, The elephant in the lab, shows how a little research into likely career outcomes in academia can go a long way.
Career councelling: Pick a path by Neil Savage is a good resource for tips on where to go for careers advice.
Undergraduate researchers can do a lot to liven up a laboratory, according to Fresh perspectives, an article by Paul Smaglik. But they do require some guidance.
Hundreds of online responses to reports of a study that showed experimental evidence of gender bias in science faculty members have been examined by researchers, according to Gender bias: Seeing is not believing.
The US Council of Graduate Schools wants to find out what happens to PhD students once they graduate, according to PhD trajectories: Data wanted.
After working as a professional for 20 years, Cathy Winterton decided to take on a PhD. In Career change: A mid-life PhD she shares the challenges she faced, but also the positive outcomes.
Last month our readers voted for the question that Alaina Levine, our Naturejobs Expert, should answer. And here it is: Ask the expert: How do I figure out what value I have to offer to non-academic employers?
How to work with a scientific recruiter is a Q&A with Tina Persson, an experienced recruiter. She explains that the relationship between a recruiter and a scientist should be a business one, not based on mentoring and advice.
From Scotland to Brazil: Making the decision (twice) is the first part of a frank, open and honest series by Gina Maffey, where she will be sharing her adventures as she moves from Scotland to Brazil for research.
Thank you to all our guest bloggers this month: Gina Maffey, Alaina Levine, Cathy Winterton, Robert Aboukhalil.
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