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Career development: stand out from the crowd
Dalmeet Singh Chawla delves into the pros and cons of self-citations, as well as the possible benefits of the s-index
Andrew Hirst details what employers want to know from your CV and gives his top tips on how to tailor your CV to a specific role
Despite talk of skills shortages, most graduates in scientific disciplines take jobs outside science. Patrick White and Emma Smith reflect on why this is and what it means for the ...
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Ask me anything: careers advice from top physicists
Sarah Cruddas is a space journalist, TV host, author and director at Space for Humanity
Condensed-matter physicist, blogger and author gives his advice to physics graduates
The theoretical astrophysicist, professor and director of the Franke Program in Science and the Humanities at Yale University gives her advice to physics graduates
Human exploration programme manager at the UK Space Agency gives her advice to physics graduates
The chief executive and founder of Zurich Instruments gives his advice to physics graduates
Training for your future
A Master's degree in physics can open many doors, but is it the right step for your career? Alaina G Levine explores the options
Graduate students who are keen to pursue a career in the nanotechnology industry can now study for an MSc that offers a direct connection to the commercial sector
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Video showcase: physics graduates share their stories
Caitlin Duffy says it is more critical than ever to consider your next career move despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic
Why do many science graduates lack the skills that industry is looking for? Sean Ryan and Veronica Benson explore the problem
City University of Hong Kong wants to scale and diversify its PhD physics programme by recruiting a new generation of rising stars from all over the world
Corey Gray on building and working at LIGO, inspiring the next generation of Indigenous physicists, and having a healthy work–life balance
The science writer and theoretical physicist gives her advice to physics graduates
TTP’s multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers work with a diverse client base to invent, design and develop new products and technologies with lasting commercial impac...
Early-career industry physicist Aidan White on working as a project engineer at TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory
University College London’s MSc in space science and engineering offers graduate physicists a unique opportunity
The head of science for the time and frequency department at the UK's National Physical Laboratory gives her advice to physics graduates
10 top physicists from across academia and industry give career tips and advice for the future
The head of career programmes at the American Physical Society gives her advice to physics graduates
Ark Teacher Training wants to attract more physics graduates to support its mission of delivering better educational outcomes for children in disadvantaged communities
Julie Bellingham is an award-winning garden designer based in Oxfordshire, UK
Quantum-ion entrepreneur Chris Monroe on his research, career and starting his own quantum computing firm
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