Top 5 blog posts for 2015, career advice for researchers

As we approach the end of 2015 we look back at the blog posts that our weekly bulletin audience enjoyed the most.

  • The clear winner across all of our social channels and through our bulletin is one of the more recent posts ‘12 of the worst body language mistakes to make at interview.‘ As the title suggests the post covers 12 of the most common non-verbal mistakes interview candidates make. This list was compiled from several experts in the recruitment field and also features a LinkedIn blog post.
  • Interview body language, it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it‘ came a close second. This post features a video in which three experts give key pieces of advice for interview candidates. The main takeaways from the video are: make eye contact, but don’t stare; sit in a neutral position, use your hands but not too much, slouching is a big no, no; think about tone of voice, if you’re enthusiastic show it in your intonation and your expressions.
  • Integrating impact and research activity‘ features a London School of Economics free and fully accessible website that hosts tools to equip you at each stage of the research process, from conception to output, to integrate impact.
  • Time management in Academia: Balancing teaching and research‘. There are many methods suggested for managing your time between teaching and research. In the post one academic shares some tools that she has found helpful in scheduling time between teaching and research. The key takeaway from this post is to find a system that works for you and use it!
  • Why choose to stay in academia?‘ In response to the frustrations of embarking on and staying in an academic career path, also known as quit lit, two academics give their perspectives on why it is worth pushing through the challenges and staying in academia.


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