Category: Career Ready
Of Success and Supportive Workplaces: Wellbeing in the Workplace
I’ve nearly finished transcribing 12 hours of audio-recorded information, which will form the data corpus for my next couple of studies. I am examining the broad area of equality and overcoming barriers in the workplace from a psychological perspective. The data discusses issues from workplace flexibility for everyone through to gender pay gaps. I have […]
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Squashing the Idea of the Dream Job
I recently read Sascha’s blog post on ‘The Problem of Dreaming Big’, and I have some musings of my own I’d like to share.
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A Tiny Pick-Me-Up Dose mid-PhD
I have been told many, many times that I am wasting my time getting a PhD because I’ll just end up unemployed and poor. It could very well happen, I guess. Still, after being part of the workforce for over a decade, I believe I have a unique skill set that should allow me to […]
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Psychology or Environmental Science? Can I do Both?
I was recently given the task of doing some research on current critical issues surrounding justice, such as the discussion around raising the age of criminal responsibility. The work involved data-gathering but also, more interestingly, it entailed having conversations with many different stakeholders involved in the issue. The points of view were diverse. The approaches […]
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Introvert in an Extrovert’s Degree
I don’t remember where I heard it, but someone said that our introvert or extrovert status is determined by how we recharge. By this, they meant that extroverts consider a dinner party with 15 people as rest, and introverts (like myself) need to be left completely alone to delve into hobbies that piece them back […]
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Applying for Jobs
Applying for jobs can be taxing, both mentally and emotionally.
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Starting a New Job Is Terrifying
I find starting a new job to be one of the most stressful things in the world. I have worked numerous jobs, ranging from hospitality to office work, and each time I am filled with nervousness on my first day. Recently, I started a new part-time job and, once again, I felt sick to my […]
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Questioning the Idea of a ‘Dream Job’
In school, we get asked: ‘What do you want to do with your life?’ That question usually means: ‘What do you want to do for work?’ We are encouraged to foster a dream for our career and to make any manner of sacrifices to achieve that dream.
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Generally, I like to take people at their word. Who knows what their intentions are better than them? It can leave us in unfortunate positions to be trusting when someone doesn’t mean anything they say. I don’t mean sarcasm and satire, which are obviously hilarious. I’ve come to have an intense distaste for blatant lies […]
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I sat in a classroom listening to a fairly concerning statement, something like: ‘So you want to get a job. That’s great. Except it’s not good enough to be in the top 10%, or even the top 5%. For every job you apply for, there’s only about one position. How many people get this job? […]
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