(I do take into account that I am probably a fortunate one who has part-time employment – however insecure – to keep me going in the meantime.) …is that you will be awake some nights asking yourself many questions and grumbling over the situation. Including: “Jobseeker” is a very expensive occupation. It’s full time, no … More The Reality of Being a Jobseeker for a Long Time…
Around a year ago, I pulled the plug on the PhD because it was, and had been, doing more harm than whatever potential academic achievement I might attain (or not) could justify. I have been raised with the idea that you always keep trying, and you will get there in the end, so quitting did … More One Year into the Unknown
I am but a rookie in this field, but at least I’ve made a start. Here are some thoughts, partially as a reminder to myself, should I manage to continue working in this field and forget what it was like to start out: I love it. Managing time around the ebb and flow of productivity … More Thoughts on Translation and Freelancing… and Freelance Translation
Age is a number, but never a limit. Unless you make it so, or want it to be. (E.g. “I’m too old to handle a hostel dorm! I’ll just book a hotel instead…”) That being said, (prospective) undergraduates these days feel so incredibly young. As somebody who worked a UG open day event the other … More Observations to Round Out My Month of Birth
… and I have a paying job, a house to renovate, and my hair looks good. So far, it’s looking up. Now I just need to get back on the blogging train. Would you like to hear about the life on the job market, home improvements, craftsy work, or new thoughts on science and the … More One month into the unknown…
In these uncertain times for the world, I realise that twentysomethings looking for a job are ten a penny. That said, please do not forget that each individual twentysomething comes with their own merits. I am: equipped with four years worth of research experience using both qualitative and quantitative methods (often at the same time) … More Hiring?
This year has been weird and awful in many ways (that I will not recap here, because we all know what they – mostly – are). This year has also been the year when I (hopefully) finally let go of most of my emotional stuntedness and learned to truly talk. This has included asking for … More Bye 2016!