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Is it possible to earn an advanced degree based on work done as a lab employee?

There are schools that offer Master's Degrees based upon life experience. https://www.degreemajor.com/life-experience-masters-degree is one such "school", but I offer that as an example, ...
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Is it possible to earn an advanced degree based on work done as a lab employee?

years of employment as the basis for a dissertation Years of employment do not provide any basis by themselves. Were you actively developing new tools, or designing new experiments in these years? If ...
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Good PhD ended with a very bad relationship with a famous supervisor: what consequences for future academic recruitements

If you had no trouble finding a postdoc, then I wouldn't worry. Your relationship with your advisor is certainly going to have less of an influence the further along you are in your career. It's a bit ...
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Good PhD ended with a very bad relationship with a famous supervisor: what consequences for future academic recruitements

It is impossible to say, but you can probably avoid most of the potential for negatives since you have good relations with others and it has been some time. Over time your career depends more on you ...
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2nd vs 3rd author position, early in one's career does this matter?

I certainly hope that people don't take detailed measure of these things and use them in any decision making. I'm, sadly, possibly wrong, I realize. But people are (and should be) more interested in ...
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What to do with a physics PhD in Europe?

I realize that this might not qualify as a literal answer, but just some career advice from someone who has completed theirs. Don't give up if you really want a career in academia. Times are hard now ...
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What to do with a physics PhD in Europe?

In principle, for most employers, age should not matter. That's because age discrimination is usually frowned upon and many employers want to say that they don't discriminate for that reason. Example. ...
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What should I do if what I want to major in isn't available in my country?

Ask occupational therapists in Cambodia how they got into the profession. If they studied in other countries, they might be able to tell you how to get funding, if it's available. Otherwise if there's ...
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Should I name drop a famous coauthor on my resume?

"would it be a faux pas if I name dropped this scientist in my resume or specifically mention that I collaborated with a Nobel Prize winner?" Say you are shortlisted and interviewed and they ...
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Should I name drop a famous coauthor on my resume?

It depends on the context. Yes, add the name: If you are going to send your CV around the globe, with institutes and communities that may not know the Nobel Prize Laureate you've worked with, then yes,...
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Should I name drop a famous coauthor on my resume?

Name-dropping is just as obnoxious in an academic context as anywhere else. Most of the time people find this to be obnoxious because the name-dropping is gratuitous and has no relevance to the ...
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Should I name drop a famous coauthor on my resume?

If I would read in an application that the candidate worked together with a Nobel Prize winner, I would google the Nobel Prize winner (out of curiosity) and ask the candidate how was working together. ...
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Should I name drop a famous coauthor on my resume?

after taking some time off I have been on the job hunt looking to get into industry or a government position. None of the two sector's recruiters would be impressed by your publication with a Nobel ...
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Should I name drop a famous coauthor on my resume?

You wrote that you didn't interact with this person and want to write on your CV that you collaborated with them. That seems ethically very questionable to me. If I understood your description ...
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