Ever took a risk on a new job and then thought, 'WTF have I just done?'. That was me a few months ago. When I took a risk on a new job that, despite being a great role and a great company, turned out to simply be the wrong fit. Nonetheless, I felt my world … Continue reading Feeling like a failure after a ‘career-blip’
Botany is my thing. Well, I want it to be my thing. I have found myself spending 99% of my time behind a desk rather than out in the field, leaning towards project management rather than field surveying. My exposure to plants, therefore, has been limited at best, with the knowledge I have built over … Continue reading Tackling Botany – the Identiplant Journey
For the first five years of my career, I worked closely with students, universities and employers to ensure students were prepared for the world of work. Yet, if ever I was asked my opinion on undertaking a master’s degree, it was strongly a... ‘don’t do it’. Now I find myself feeling rather hypocritical as I have recently … Continue reading Postgraduate Study: Should I undertake a Master’s? Is it all that it’s cracked up to be?
Starting a new job is never easy, never mind starting an entirely new career. In less than 2 years I have gone from working in graduate employability and recruitment in London, to undertaking an MSc in Oxford, to beginning a new career in Birmingham for not one, but two of the world's biggest infrastructure organisations working on … Continue reading The six month review of Ecological Consultancy
It is a very daunting time when you are nearing graduation and you begin thinking about your future career. In ecology, it is absolutely essential to hone in on those most sought-after skills BEFORE you finish your studies (hindsight is always a wonderful thing). But this means you need to actually know what employers look for … Continue reading What do employers look for in a graduate ecologist?