The most popular reads on the Naturejobs blog and Nature Careers in March 2015.
To celebrate that it’s the end of the month, payday, Lent is almost over and the fact that we can almost crack open the Easter eggs (I confess I might have had a nibble at mine already), we’ve collated the top ten most popular reads on Naturejobs this month. This includes any podcasts, blog posts and Nature Careers articles.
1) The hidden job market by Barry O’Brien gives an insight into how to find those jobs that aren’t traditionally advertised. Unfortunately, this is for about 80% of all jobs that are going… so this piece is definitely worth a look!
2) The second part of the postdoc series: What is a postdoc? is a quick look at the basics of what a postdoc really is.
3) The postdoc series: Insights, careers, options is the opening post to our Postdoc series on the blog in March, and introduces you to some of the concepts that the series touches on.
4) The postdoc series: The plight of the postdoc looks at the challenges that postdocs face, aprticularly in the life sciences.
5) Do you ever wish you’d stayed in science? Some scientists do, some don’t. But now, there is the option to do science and science communication at the same time.
7) An academic postdoc position might not be the right thing for you. You might want to get a sneak peak into the industrial science world, so maybe part 4 in our postdoc series, Postdocs in industry will be useful to you.
8) One of the most popular pieces on Nature Careers, especially on social media, is all about sexual harassment and assault that is ever-present, and much-hushed in academia. It’s worth reading Social behaviour: Indecent advances, to make yourself aware of the situation.
9) Viviane Callier and Nathan Vanderford’s piece, Wanted: Information, argues that more detailed information about scientists’ movement after they leave academia will help future researchers make more sense of the career options that lie ahead of them.
10) Postgraduate careers: The hunt for the elusive alumni by Paul Smaglik also argues about the need for information about university alumni. It’s obviously something on many-a-researcher’s mind.
Special thanks go to our Naturejobs and Nature Careers contributors in March 2015: Prital Patel, Lauren Celano, Gina Maffey and Barry O’Brien for the Naturejobs blog. Virginia Gewin, Julie Gould, Rachel Cernansky, Paul Smaglik, and Viviane Callier and Nathan Vanderford on Nature Careers