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Breaking boundaries

This is the first half of a talk that I gave recently at the University of Melbourne Researcher@Library event. Thanks to all involved for inviting me, and making me feel so welcome.  1,412 more words

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What should you do with a toxic collaborator?

When I wrote Do you have a toxic collaborator? back in January this year, I promised a follow-up post about what to do if you found you… 1,035 more words

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Informational Interviews: Four Steps To Get The Interview (Part Two)

Congratulations! You have decided to move forward and set up an informational interview. I congratulate you because it isn’t easy silencing our fear of rejection and failure, this fear that often stops us from pursuing our dreams and getting more out of our careers. 1,066 more words


Informational Interviews: What is an Informational Interview? (Part One)

When you know the field you want to work in and networking events, job applications, and your current connections seem to be going nowhere, why not create your own “big break?” One of the best ways to get make positive connections with a potential employer is through an informational interview. 707 more words


How do you find researchers who want to collaborate?

Jenny Delasalle is the editor of the Piirus Blog. She is also a freelance copywriter and librarian, currently based in Berlin, Germany. This means that she works collaboratively and remotely with the rest of the Piirus team. 1,169 more words

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Academic writing ‘outside’ academia

Dr Jay Daniel Thompson is a freelance writer, researcher, and editor who teaches at the University of Melbourne. His website can be found here. … 1,099 more words

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3 ways to fix those meetings

Every academic I know loathes meetings. Loathes them.

They view meetings as obstacles to (rather than elements of) work, wasted time, forced upon them, and – even worse – as forums for awful colleagues to showcase their awfulness. 1,273 more words

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