How To Ask Good Questions At Scientific Meetings

Being a PhD student, you are very likely to attend a scientific meeting, conference or similar. You’ll spend hours or even days of your time listening to talks and presentations. Most talks will not cover your particular topic of research. But you can maximize your personal outcome by actively engaging in the Q&A part. Usually after […]

3 Easy Ways To Exercise During Your PhD

Doing a PhD takes an extreme toll on your bodies. Don’t you feel completely tired and unmotivated after a long day in the lab or long hours staring at a computer? For me the only thought in my mind once I leave university is the grim reminder of having to come back to this place […]

The Secret PhD Productivity Strategy: Do Deep Work In Less Hours

The worst PhD productivity advice is to work long hours. This advice is shared by successful people in Academia, so it should be good advice,  shouldn’t it? They think they became successful thanks to hard work. I say they became successful despite their hard work. These people propose a brute force approach to PhD productivity. […]

How To Avoid Disclosing Your PhD Salary During A Job Interview

From the hiring manager’s perspective, knowing a candidate’s salary history helps them determine whether the person is likely to accept the position or keep looking for another job. If your salary history is known, the hiring manager can try to negotiate the best deal for both the potential employee and the employer. But, we know […]

5 Things Smart PhDs Leave Off Their Resume

Over 427,000 resumes are posted to Monster.com each week—that’s just one job website. Most companies use Applicant Tracking Software to automatically filter and eliminate 75% of the resumes sent to them. If your resume makes it to the desk of a hiring manager and recruiter, they will spend an average of just 5-7 seconds reading […]

9 Useless PhD Transferable Skills In An Industry Job

While some PhD transferable skills give you an edge, others are harmful for your employability. You hear a lot about the transferable skills you must acquire during your PhD experience. The skills that you need to get a job in industry and which will make you successful in your following career. The main idea here […]

The 4 Hour Workweek Guide To PhD Motivation

PhD Motivation And The 4 Hour Workweek In this post I will describe how you can boost your PhD motivation by adapting the ideas presented in The 4-Hour Workweek book by What is The 4-Hour Workweek Income Has No Value Without Time Most of the people want to make a lot of money to life like rich people, […]

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective PhD Students

I have lost a lot of time during my PhD. On the one hand I was wasting some time like everybody does, on the other hand, I was wasting time searching for the best tool to organize my time. Initially I thought that I was not using the right tools to manage my projects, tasks, […]

Top 42 Books For PhD Students (All You Might Need + Some Fun)

From writing papers, to giving presentations, to grad school humor. These are the top 42 books for PhD and graduate students. If you want to survive in graduate school, you must read these books for Phd students. It is normal to feel lost in the vastness of a PhD project. Graduate school is a though […]

How To Do Ambitious PhD Research And Succeed

Should you go for ambitious PhD research at the risk of failing and not publishing? You know a PhD should consist of innovative research. As everything innovative, there is a risk of failing. It’s part of the game. But let’s admit it, who wants to spend 4+ years on a PhD and walk away with […]