Jobs.ac.uk caters specially for the academic community. Although, mainly geared towards advertising and marketing jobs in research and academic institutes, the portal has valuable information for researchers. The jobs.ac.uk blogs try to complement this and provide further personal insight. The blogs have been recognized in the Top ten researcher development blogs list compiled by Vitae.ac.uk. Top of the list is our jobs.ac.uk resident blogger Catherine Armstrong. Her blog has been described as follows:
Catherine Armstrong’s blog promises ‘the inside story of a first lectureship job’. However, it actually delivers much more than that with articles offering practical advice about academic skills and careers as well as some thoughtful articles on the wider context.
Catherine’s blog is definitely well rounded and has witty and thoughtful entries on various aspects on academia. As I scanned the list, I noticed some usual suspects. And then something caught my eye. Number 9 on the list is some blog by some gentleman called Haziz Azad. On further reading, I realized it was my blog and that my name had been transformed dramatically! In spite of the change name, the description is reasonable. The blog is described in the following way:
Haziz Azad offers thoughts on the experience of researching and writing a PhD. Particularly essential for Maths and Computer Science researchers, but of wider interest. The blog includes discussion of skills, jobs (academic and non-academic), networking and teaching.