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...
How to overcome the imposter syndrome and make career progress - A researcher’s perspective
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...
Balancing workload and job satisfaction
Stress, everyone experiences it once in a while. However when your workload is unbalanced, and the pressure is on continuously, it can have severe effects on your work and health. One in seven employees is suffering from a work related...
The importance of how you look & dress in a job interview
The truth is that people make their first impression of you based on what you are wearing and how you are looking. Even though it is not the right thing, our brain is responsible for this. Accordingly to researchers, our brain tells us...
The ultimate job application guide (not only) 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. PART 1 - What kind of a job are you looking for? A) The ultimate job application...