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When talking with potential employers, you should communicate in a way that projects clear and detailed images rather than complex and distorted ones, writes Thomas Magaldi.

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July 9, 2010
The deaths of her mother and a close colleague leave Terri E. Givens reflecting on mourning and on life choices.
July 7, 2010
GMP offers advice on how to get the backing -- personal and material -- that you need.
July 2, 2010
Stephanie M. Foote considers lessons she's learned since finishing grad school.
June 30, 2010
Developing a concise plan for your professional life -- the equivalent of a personal business plan -- can help you plot your next moves, or help you realize you're in a good place, says Jessica Quillin.
June 28, 2010
Last month, I was contacted by a faculty member I had met several years ago at a conference (I’ll call her Claire). Our conversation began like many I’ve had recently, with tears in response to a negative and critical annual review. Claire is a brilliant social scientist, incredibly hard-working, and passionately committed to her scholarship, her institution and her students. While Claire is an award-winning teacher, and far exceeded her college’s service expectations, her publication record was significantly below her department’s standards.


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