Why Nobody Responds To PhDs On LinkedIn

Two new people sign up to LinkedIn every second. Every. Second. This is according to a recent LinkedIn earnings report. A similar report showed that LinkedIn now has over 347 million users total. A report by Social Times shows that 94% of recruiters and hiring managers use LinkedIn to vet job candidates. As a comparison, only 65% use Facebook […]

7 Industry Careers For STEM PhDs

Most PhDs transition into an academic postdoc, even when they would rather transition into an industry position. They believe a postdoc is their only option. Their academic advisor and the entire academic system has led them to believe this is their only option. After all, a report by the Atlantic found that greater than 60% of PhDs […]

3 Ways You Will Fail At A Job In Industry After A PhD

Wrong expectations starting a job in industry after a PhD can lead to a huge disappointment. As many PhDs, you want to cross the bridge between Academia and industry, but do you know what it is like on the industry side? You have so many questions. What can I offer to industry? What does industry expect from PhD graduates? Will […]

5 Moronic Mistakes That Keep PhDs Stuck In Academia

A negative feedback loop exists in academia. Once you’re in the academic system, the system keeps you there by refusing to prepare you for anything else, including an industry job. You’re told over and over again that nothing else but staying in academia is respected. You’re told over and over again that you can’t do anything […]

How To Land A Job In Tech After A PhD (Even If You Cannot Install A Printer)

Near the end of your PhD you have doubts about our future career. You see things a bit too grey. It’s normal, completing a PhD takes a lot of effort and career steps are always uncertain. You ask ourselves questions about what to do next and to be honest, we all do. Stay or leave Academia? […]

16 Honest Hacks To Save $74,427 In Graduate School (And Still Enjoy Your Life)

Going to graduate school to do a PhD is absurdly expensive. In some countries you pay for it and when you finish you are the proud owner of a debt similar to that of a south European country. Some PhD graduates report being up to $225,000 in debt after their PhD. That’s insane!! In some other countries, […]

How To Know If You Should Leave Academia … Before Wasting Years In Postdocs

HINT: it isn’t “Do I want to be an academic?” HINT 2: read till the end of this post. There you will find an infographic with a summary of all you need to know. Gone are the days where you could do a PhD and be guaranteed a tenure track position.  Gone, too, are the […]

Your PhD Matters

Hey, I just want to tell you that… your PhD matters. Yes, it does matter. Who the $%&@# cares about my PhD? What am I achieving with it? Will my PhD mean anything for the world? I asked myself these questions every single day of that PhD. Do you ask yourself the same? Then keep reading… […]

Choose The First E-book for PhD Students

Tell Me the topic you want to read in my upcoming e-book for PhD students I am crafting my first (paid) e-book for PhD students. You might have seen a note on the sidebar of this site. And I want your feedback on exactly which kind of topic you want me to write for you. So […]

7 Step Guide To Changing University During Your PhD

Is changing university during your PhD a good idea? The first few months of your PhD are very intense. You start getting familiar with your subject and research the different topics in depth. You know the main authors in the field and even more important. You start enjoying what you do. At some point you […]