HDR Professional Development - Other Resources

HDR Professional Development - Other Resources

Other Resources

This page is currently under construction and additional resources will be added in due course.

As a HDR Candidate at Macquarie University, the following resources are available:


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Links - Career & Professional Development

Here is a selection of resources to assist in your professional skills development and understanding...and get ideas!

Career Development Toolkit for Researchers - 'This toolkit is aimed at post-doctoral researchers who have gained one to two years experience in academic research."

Postdoc training - Specialist Training for Early Career Researchers Worldwide Professional and personal development for postdocs, Career planning for pathways in or beyond academia, Leadership, management and productivity for researchers

Mindtools has many free resources which focus on such professional skills as communication, teamwork, networking & time management

The Muse - "The Daily Muse is the daily publication of The Muse, offering expert career guidance for your career goals"

Slideshare - "Discover. Share. Present. Share what you know and love through presentations, infographics, documents and more"

ThriveGlobal -  "More than Living, Thriving"

Times Higher Education (THE) - "THE is the data provider underpinning university excellence in every continent across the world"

ProspectsUK -  "... owned by the registered charity Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU), an agency of UUK and GuildHE, and are the only careers organisation to invest profits back into education and research"

Graduate Employability - "Three Strategic Priority projects were commissioned by the Australian Government Office for Learning to research ways to enhance graduate employability."

Manitoba (Canada) Career Planning Guide

Self employed PhD

This site is continuously updated. If you come across interesting resources and would like to share with your fellow students, please email: ProfDevHDR@mq.edu.au

PhD Blogs


Thesis Whisperer ( Inger Mewburn)

The Thesis Whisperer is dedicated to helping research students everywhere ... edited by Dr Inger Mewburn, director of research training at The Australian National University.

Research Whisperer (Jonathan ODonnell & Tseen Khoo)

The Research Whisperer is dedicated to the topic of doing research in academia. We talk about finding funding, research culture, and building academic track-records.

Thinkwell (Hugh Kearns & Maria Gardiner)

Thousands of PhD students and academics have attended Thinkwell workshops or bought books. Three articles based on their work have been published in the journal Nature


Jobs on Toast (Chris Humphries)

This blog is written for all the researchers who’ve ever asked themselves the following questions: What jobs can I do after my PhD? How can I market myself to employers outside of academia? What skills and experience are non-academic employers looking for? When should I quit applying for academic jobs and start looking elsewhere?

Elisa Genie Blog PhD articles

Welcome to the ELISA Genie blog. We try to cover eyerything here from PhD/Post-Doc tips to mini science reviews! If you would like to write for us please get in touch through our contact page.

Canada & USA

From PhD to Life (Jennifer Polk) -

Helping graduate students and PhDs achieve their career and life goals ... launching meaningful-to-them careers.

Cheeky Scientist (Isaiah Hankel)

Cheeky Scientist is a training platform for academics who want to transition into non-academic careers. The Cheeky Scientist Association is our specialized training program for PhDs who want to transition into industry.

The Professor is In (Karen Kelsky)

Provides advice and consulting services on the academic job search and all elements of the academic and post-academic career ... topics related to Ph.D. professionalization

Ideas on Fire

"The Ideas on Fire team can help you rock your interdisciplinary career'


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