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Life after the PhD - Finishing grad school and what's on the other side

How to read scientific papers quickly (and effectively organize them for a literature review)

How to read scientific papers quickly (and effectively organize them for a literature review)

It can seem like an impossible task: tediously reading dry academic research articles, following citations in never-ending circles to somehow come away with a structured literature review of the field. Two papers down and you’re already falling asleep. It’s a deeply unsettling feeling of hopelessness that I once felt as well. Here's what I did to overcome it. 
8 PhD Job Interview Questions: What They Ask vs. What They Mean

8 PhD Job Interview Questions: What They Ask vs. What They Mean

Interview questions aren't always what they seem. Outsmart the interviewer by studying this list of common questions that are meant to answer a question that isn't directly asked.
academia vs industry advice for PhD

Why I left academia in search of self-development

Foresight turns into hindsight two years after finishing my PhD and reflecting on what I've learned in Corporate R&D. 

"I was not very self-motivated. I had trouble focusing for extended periods of time. I had mediocre organizational skills. I rarely prioritized things properly. I often took shortcuts at the expense of quality of work. I hemorrhaged time toward “writing” that was horribly inefficient resulting in little free time to be social. I knew if I moved on to a post-doc and professor or independent researcher position, this attitude would carry over and put my long-term career in jeopardy."