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August 30, 2012

Posted by qmresearchers in Uncategorized.

This is an old, but great, article from Manchester Postgraduate Careers Blog.

Manchester Postgraduate Careers Blog

You may never have heard of it, but it may be just what you’ve been hankering after. On several occasions, I’ve been able to “name that career” to the joy of postgrads and research staff who’ve been trying to put into words what they really want to do:

  • Use their eclectic bunch of skills, often including experience gained over a varied career, prior to signing up for a postgraduate degree.
  • Maintain lots of variety and the chance to work with lots of different people.
  • Be their own boss.
  • Fit their work around what’s important in their lives – which may include focusing heavily on work when appropriate,  but may also include extended periods doing something else.
  • Retain (or gain) a feeling of being in control – or at least of not being controlled by someone else.

The answer may be to stop looking for the ideal job, and figure out…

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