How to market yourself for careers outside academia


When: 3 February 2017

Where: National Library of Ireland, Kildare St., Dublin 2.

Time: 10.30am

Cost: ‚ā¨10 member/ ‚ā¨20 non-member – 1 hour workshop

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ā¨15 member/ ‚ā¨30 non-member – 1 hour workshop + 10 minute consultation


IAPH is hosting a workshop in the National Library of Ireland¬†with Dr Chris Humphrey, founder of¬†Jobs on Toast. Since completing a PhD in Medieval Studies, Chris has¬†pursued a successful career in the private sector. This one hour¬†workshop on ‚ÄėHow to market yourself for careers outside academia‚Äô is for PhD students, postdocs¬†and early career academics¬†interested in¬†alternative career paths. It can be tricky to translate your academic skills and experience for the job market outside academia. By attending the workshop, you‚Äôll learn how to identify the transferable skills and experience you‚Äôve gained, and how to present yourself in the best light for professional jobs in business, the NGO sector, industry and government.

After the workshop Chris will also meet with members who would like some advice on how to structure their CVs. Chris will spend ten minutes with each member; there are a limited number of personalised consultation slots available, so please let us know if you would like to avail of this when reserving your place for the workshop.

The workshop is open to members (‚ā¨10) and non-members (‚ā¨20). Those availing of the consultation will be charged for both attending the workshop and having the consultation (‚ā¨15 members/ ‚ā¨30 non-members). Sign up is available for members only until 9 January and is then open to all.

Email to reserve a place and please indicate if you are interested in the workshop and/or consultation.

Those who have already signed up for the workshop (by emailing can pay by clicking on the applicable PayPal button below. PLEASE DO NOT PAY VIA PAYPAL UNTIL YOU ARE REGISTERED.


Dr Chris Humphrey completed a PhD in Medieval Studies at the University of York, UK (1997), and held a post-doctoral fellowship there until 2000. He is the author of The Politics of Carnival and other publications on festivals and time in the medieval world. Since leaving academia, Chris has worked as a project and programme manager in the private sector, specialising in technology, transport and sustainability.

Today Chris works as a project manager with the world’s leading sustainable bank, Triodos Bank. In 2012 Chris founded Jobs on Toast, a blog dedicated to helping Masters students and doctoral graduates find fulfilling careers outside of higher education. Chris now offers one-to-one career support packages for researchers wanting to make the most of the abundant career opportunities beyond academia.