Higher Education Career Advice

Career Advice

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A mantra of academic advice columns is that you need to talk yourself up in a competitive job market, but let’s be honest: things have gotten way out of hand, writes M. Brett Wilson.

Advice Columnists


December 8, 2022
Given how many workers are planning to quit their jobs, employers must consider welcoming back top performers, writes Jessica M. Nicklin, who experienced it firsthand.
December 7, 2022
Too few young adults have access to places where they can wonder, be curious, make mistakes and find common purpose with each other, writes Karla A. Erickson.
December 6, 2022
While a time-consuming task for seasoned professors, it can be much more daunting for junior faculty who may never have seen a letter of recommendation before, including those sent on their behalf, writes Mohammed Albakry.
December 5, 2022
Universities offer support for attending conferences or visiting archives, but it’s harder for trainees to find funding for professional development opportunities that lie outside academic research, write Baron Haber, Shawn Warner and Arica Lubin.
December 2, 2022
Universities should recognize and reconsider the differential treatment they offer Global South students fleeing persecution, writes Isabella Aung.



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