Higher Education Career Advice

Career Advice

To stand out, a cover letter must be outstanding: smart, engaging, concrete, detailed and polished to perfection. Melissa Dennihy gives pointers on how to do that.

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October 1, 2012
Philip Nel explains how publishing, technology and opportunism helped him make the transition sought by so many.
September 28, 2012
Harvest Moon reflects on why she loved teaching, and why she had to stop.
September 26, 2012
Gerry Canavan explains why networking matters, why "elite" status can hurt you, and some of the contradictions of trying to land a good position.
September 24, 2012
Graduate students can't afford to get taken advantage of, writes Nate Kreuter.
September 21, 2012
Considering whether to seek an external offer? Elizabeth Simmons discusses how your home institution is likely to respond.

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