|Graphic conversation | Image by Marc Wathie|
We're armed with our basket of goodies (our research qualifications and experience) and we know where we're supposed to be going: heading for Grandma's house (i.e. working towards becoming an established and productive researcher).
But, like Red Riding Hood, the path is by no means clear or without hazards. That was certainly how we felt when we attended a RED-hosted ECR Career Planning day in 2014.
Little did we know that one of the strategies that emerged from that planning session, Mastermind groups, would become a central part of our own research career planning!