A Bright Christmas #6. Hello there! Here my quick rendition of a traditional Sinterklaas song, as today (or yesterday, depending on the country) is the day we celebrate Sinterklaas in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany. More countries I forgot? It’s about how he arrives with his steam boat, all the way from Spain! What is… Read More A Sinterklaas song just for you
A Bright Christmas #2. Before you get too excited, this is not going to be a detailed care guide of all kinds of houseplants. Instead I thought I’d share a pretty simple insight on how 2020 became the year in which our tiny apartment went from 0 plants, to about 15 at the moment. So,… Read More The year of plants: how I finally managed to keep them alive
If you are not responsible, just a visitor, a person of the audience… Do you jump in if there is a (technical) issue you know the answer to? Or do you sit back and get irritated? Or does it not phase you at all? Is there a difference between a physical meeting, and a digital meeting?… Read More Catching your thoughts when they run away with you
As I’ve had the honor of running the course “Career Skills for Scientists” this year, I’ve been confronted again with the myriad of mixed messages out there when it comes to writing CVs, and the confusion it brings to all who need to write one. Especially A-type academics like us. (See: “What do you mean? There is no absolutely objectively correct answer?”). Here are some thoughts I needed to get of my chest…… Read More CV… How hard can it be?
So, this blog is organized by KI Career Service, and though I’ve only worked here for less than a year, there have been plenty of moments where I’ve asked myself “What’s in a name?”. Philosophize with me, if you so please.… Read More What is “Career” anyway?
Here to put in a small I’m-thinking-about-you to all of us who get a bit (or a lot!) stressed about the idea of eating out, or eating over at friends and family, because of special food management needs.… Read More Food? Restrictions!
When you’re in the middle of a PhD or a postdoc, it can be hard to imagine there will ever be a time after. But when all of this is done… Where will you go? What will you do? Who will you work for? In other words: which job are you actually supposed to be preparing for?… Read More Inside-out career portraits: the post introducing our new series
Today, Friday the 15th of March, the school strikes for climate take on a bigger shape, with a global strike for young and old. Over 100 countries are having registered strikes, protests and/or marches. I was there on the one in Stockholm, and here’s how it’s going! Almost exactly 2 years ago I wrote my… Read More May the climate be with you: Getting starstruck on the Global Climate Strike
Ever considered making a podcast, but need some help getting started? The KI career bloggers recently had a blog workshop on making podcasts, and we’d like to share both tips and results with you! Or maybe making sound-stuff is nothing for you, but you’d like to get to know a bit more about blogging for the KI career service blog? Well, lucky you, because that just happens to be the topic of our podcast episode!… Read More The podcast blog
In my last post on applying for PhD defense at KI I mentioned Trygghetsstiftelsen, and how they can help with finding jobs after you finish your government-related-employment (in this case: PhD). Now that I have actually defended, I had a meeting with them and let me just say: I couldn’t be more impressed!… Read More Trygghetsstiftelsen: Safe when your employment ends