Canberra, ACT – At the 37th annual Australian Historical Association Conference at the Australian National University (2-6 July 2018), a panel offered advice to post-graduates and early career researchers on transitioning to non-academic fields. According to the panel, the challenges inherent in getting PhDs into non-academic jobs are twofold. First, the job seeker has to learn to think creatively about his/her/their skills and where those skills might fit and then ‘sell’ those skills appropriately. The second challenge is that non-academic employers may not realise they need a person with PhD-level skills.
Read Melanie Burkett’s full report on the session here.