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10 questions academics should ask themselves

Article by Steve Joy, careers adviser for research staff in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at the University of Cambridge

Steve Joy who authored the popular article Academic CVs: 10 irritating mistakes has also written an article aimed at academics in search of their next academic post. The article encourages self-reflection and could easily be applied to anyone searching for their next role.

The 10 questions Steve says to consider are:

  1. How did you get to where you are now?
  2. How much do you know about other options?
  3. What do you find fulfilling in your current work?
  4. What do you find unfulfilling or frustrating?
  5. Do you have talents you’re not currently using, but would like to?
  6. What, realistically, will you need to do in order to maximise your chances of succeeding in your current career?
  7. Are you good enough?
  8. What practical considerations must you keep in mind?
  9. Whose career advice are you seeking?
  10. How do you tend to make decisions?

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