Do you often feel like an outsider in your workplace, not competent enough for your job? Did you just get that long-awaited promotion that you feel you do not deserve? Has your research landed in a high-impact journal through ‘sheer...
Landing a PhD position: 4 ways to get one
By © Nazma Ilahibaks, 2022 Do you want to pursue a PhD, but you don't have any luck landing one? Are you catching yourself scrolling through endless pages of PhD job positions on job boards? Are you applying to different PhD...
Smart working or work from home – 4 tips for making it actually smart
Written by Martina Stella For some of us it was already an available option, for others it sounded like a bridge too far. Some like it while others hate it: working from home. However, we can be sure that with the disruptions currently...
5 questions to nail during a job interview
Written by Olga Pougovkina Great news! You got contacted by the recruiter for an interview after sending your CV. This brings you a step closer to the position that you really want. You are excited and nervous because the stakes just...
7 tips for new PhDs for a (successful) PhD
Written by: Martina Stella, PhD student As a PhD student in my fourth and hopefully my last PhD year, I’ve written down 7 tips that will help you to successfully manoeuvre through your PhD. Before you keep reading, first a necessary...
How to write the perfect application letter
Written by: Michelle Schoenmakers Probably the most challenging part of applying for a job, is writing your application letter. This letter gives you the opportunity to stand out amongst dozens of others, elaborate on your CV and most...
Tips for effective communication
Written by: Olena Husak If you decided to pursue a career in life sciences you most likely on the way of getting your bachelor’s/master’s or PhD’s degree. Or maybe you are already beyond these stages and you are working in some...
How to manage your career as a PhD
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...
Quiet Influence - How you can make a difference as an introvert
Today's competitive workplace demands that you can influence a variety of situations and people and are effective at getting your ideas across. Written by: Marijke van Dusseldorp, PhD Quiet influence - how introverts can make a...
How to shine with your transferable skills in an application
If you have read our article on transferable skills, you are probably aware of your own skills. If you are not so sure what you are capable of, besides talking about the mating behaviour of C57BL/6 mice, it is worthwhile reading it...