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How to manage your career as a PhD

Lucia Smit

01-08-2018
The number of PhD graduates is rising. One out of ten is able to pursue a stable academic career. A majority switch to jobs outside of academia either immediately after graduating or during the following one to ten years. Continue reading to learn more about how to manage your career as a PhD.
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Self-made Life Sciences entrepreneur

Self-made Life Sciences entrepreneur

Starting a company may not be the most obvious career path for life scientists, but for some it offers the ultimate career fulfilment. In this article, Matthew Heberling (PhD in biotechnology and former tax accountant) shares his plunge into entrepreneurship and how he feels about becoming an entrepreneur.
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How to prepare and have an effective informational interview

How to prepare and have an effective informational interview

A great way to find out if a particular career path is interesting for you is by having an informational interview.
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The ultimate job application guide for recent graduates

The ultimate job application guide for recent graduates

Finding a job can be difficult, read this article and learn what you have to look out for, where you can find jobs and how to write a good application.
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Working with the Dutch: Tips for Expats

Working with the Dutch:Tips for Expats

Being an expat in the Netherlands can be rather confusing, especially in the beginning. As I started working with the Dutch, I saw patterns emerging that helped me understand the workplace better.
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The do’s and don’ts in a job interview

The do’s and don’ts in a job interview

When you are looking for a new job opportunity, you will have to do a job interview and try to tell your story. In this article, we asked the professional recruiters of CLS Services to share their experience and give you the do’s and don’ts for a job interview.
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Quiet Influence - How introverts can make a difference

Quiet Influence - How introverts can make a difference

Today's competitive workplace demands that you can influence a variety of situations and people and are effective at getting your ideas across.
However, if you are an introvert like me, you might recognise that this is not as easy as it sounds.
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Balancing workload and job satisfaction

Balancing workload and job satisfaction

One in seven employees is suffering from a work related stress disorder, especially young workers, aged between 30 and 34 are at risk. Here we talk with coaches Nicole Lamey and Marjolein van Doesburg from TalentWatcher about the effects of extreme pressure at work and how to rebalance workload and job satisfaction.
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How to ace a (BCF) Career Event

How to ace a (BCF) Career Event

To help you get the most out of your visit to Career Events, we’ve written a guide, this one is based on our own BCF Career Event, but really the advice is applicable anywhere. This article gives you some useful tips on how to have a well-rounded visit to a Career Event.
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How to benefit from recruitment bureaus

how to benefit from recruitment bureaus

What does a recruitment bureau actually do, how do you choose the right one and which ones are there? Read the following article to learn more about these organisations in the Netherlands.
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Use your network and find a job through LinkedIn

Use your network and find a job through LinkedIn

LinkedIn has been around for about 15 years, and according to their website, there are currently over 500 million users worldwide. Thus, there are endless opportunities to extend your network.
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