today’s academic CV

I was talking yesterday to Tracy about recent trends in the style and layout of an academic CV. After a meeting with a guy at the careers centre (is this right Tracy?), it seemed that things were all change in the world of the academic CV. A front page bullet-pointing your main qualities/skills and the examples that show them? Appendices listing publications and conferences presented at? These things are all part of the wider landscape of building a reputation as an academic – something that’s more and more influenced by the digital networks we’re creating and engaging in.

I’ve just been reading this great article on the Thesis Whisperer (if you haven’t checked this blog out, it’s well worth a look – I’ve put it in the blogroll) all about the internet presence you carve out for yourself as an academic – something as important as your paper CV. Click here to read it. It seems like the importance of this is only going to grow. Could this be the subject of a mini-workshop we do at the next DTP group. Let me know if it’s interesting to you…


Published in: on June 21, 2011 at 3:06 pm  Comments (5)  

b101 – meet the 21st century

Dear inhabitants of b101,

I have dragged usĀ into the wonders of the modern world. We now share a blog together – a place to make and remake our collective wisdom (this sounds as wishy washy as my thesis topic). If we want to be grounded about it (where’s the fun in that I ask) then it’s basically a place in cyberspace for us to exchange random stuff that may be useful, or just plain funny.

Any other readers, you are welcome to come along on the journey of our spectacular phds. You never know, there may be something helpful or amusing for you here too…



Published in: on June 20, 2011 at 2:23 pm  Leave a Comment  
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