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Liz - coping with uncertainty and transition
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Name: Liz
PhD discipline: English Literature
Area(s) of work: Heritage
Year of graduation: 2004
Date of Interview: 30/06/2008

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Liz explains how she has coped with uncertainty.

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Have you ever had moments during your life since the PhD that you've had to face uncertainty and doubt about what was going to come next? And if so, how did you deal those?

I think once you've gone through a PhD, the hardest qualification you can do, if you can do that you can get through any period of uncertainty and you just have to trust the confidence you have in yourself because you've done a PhD and successfully completed the project. You have to have confidence in oneself and you have to just think that somewhere there is going to be an employer who is going to greatly value this qualification and therefore greatly value me. I think you just have to be confident about it but of course there are always going to be uncertain periods in life, aren't there? But I think the confidence that the PhD gives you is a great strength through those times.

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