Found this interesting article – it’s very relevant (and incredibly accurate) for all PhD students!
In addition to be generally informative, the author touched on a very interesting point. As a graduate student, your publications and general research accomplishments do very little for advancing your post-graduate school career. In contrast, it does wonders for your supervisors career! So why is it that a grad student spends hours and hours (often unpaid) in the lab, while the supervisor reaps all the credit? Obviously the supervisory has “put in their time” as a graduate student, but does that justify it?
This article instead argues that those extra research hours (going above and beyond in search of that golden paper) would instead be better put to use developing interpersonal skills such as resume writing and networking.
Every position I have ever gotten came about as a result of networking, not publications, so I couldn’t agree more!