Higher Education Career Advice

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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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August 29, 2012
To earn the ultimate academic job security, think about your profession's standards, and don't think too big, writes Steve Saideman.
August 27, 2012
Patrick Sanaghan outlines the five characteristics that distinguish exceptional leaders from the so-so.
August 24, 2012
It can be a source of extra money on the side, but dealing with others' demands and fitting the work into a busy schedule can be tricky, writes Jessica Quillin.
August 22, 2012
Ph.D.s from elite universities certainly have some benefits, but they don't necessarily shine on the job market, writes Karen Kelsky.
August 20, 2012
If you are a new faculty member and don't feel like you belong, act like you do, writes Nate Kreuter.

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