With the search ‘humanities jobs’, you hope to find a vacancy that fits your studies. Often, it is a stopgap to get inspiration for work that suits you. In this blog, tips to get started more effectively with your search.
How real are language barriers in finding expat work? You are a researcher who wants to leave university and enter the Dutch non-academic labour market. You think most jobs require you to speak Dutch and you feel severly limited in your choices. How to find out if your concerns are real?
You consciously chose academia. You used to get a lot of energy from your work, but now you don’t. What is going on? As an academic, how do you choose work that energises you? In this blog, an exercise to map your energy balance.
Whether your question is: should I or shouldn’t I continue in academia? Or: I want to leave academia, but don’t know which way I want to go. In either case, it may help to start your career orientation with an evaluation of your work history.
Is you PhD dissertation not yet finished, but are no longer getting paid for it? Are you working on temporary contract after temporary contract? Would you like to regain perspective on the future? Are you ready for career orientation?
Did you know that as a doctoral student or teacher you are entitled to reimbursement for career coaching by the university, if you have been employed for two years or more? Your rights are set forth in the collective labour agreement, take advantage of them.
Have you become disappointed with the PhD track? Have you realised that doing a PhD doesn’t suit you anymore? Do you have no idea what kind of work would suit you? This blog helps you establish what you don’t want anymore and what you do want in your future job.
Only 1 in 3 doctoral students stay in academia after their PhD. Yet, preparing for non-academic work during your PhD is low on the priority list of most PhD students. In this blog, I provide some tips on how to learn more about non-academic work.
Do you wonder: am I a failure if I leave academia? You are not the only one. Leaving the academic path feels fraught for many people. In this blog, I encourage you to reconsider this image of the ‘failed academic’ and engage with your own story.
How do you find out if an employer suits you? We don’t often think about it, but values play an important role in this. What values motivate you? This blog provides exercises to find out.