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How to avoid overinvestment in your job (essay)

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Overworked, exhausted, dejected? If so, you may be treating your job like it's your whole life instead of one piece of a much larger pie, advises Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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Communicating about teaching experience in job interviews (essay)

When you apply for jobs at teaching institutions, how can you best talk about your experience and effectiveness in the classroom? Melissa Dennihy provides some pointers.

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Applying research skills to explore careers (essay)

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You don't need to rely on an adviser or other people to answer all your career-related questions, writes Joseph Barber. You can just use your own research skills.

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The crucial importance of being politically savvy as a department chair (essay)

Despite my pure intentions when agreeing to serve as a department chair, it began my descent into the ninth circle of hell, writes Professor Plainspoken.

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The importance of women in academe asking bold questions

It's important for women in science and academe to ask such questions, writes Stephanie Butler Velegol, who was inspired by Harriet Tubman and vapor pressure to do so.

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How to navigate conflict as a higher education leader (essay)

To be ready to lead in higher education, you must understand how to deal with conflict, writes Elizabeth Suárez.

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Career preparation and the graduate adviser-advisee relationship (essay)

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Graduate students need to recruit advisers who genuinely care about their goals, particularly when it comes to careers, writes James M. Van Wyck.

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How to avoid bias when reviewing applications (essay)

The application review process can significantly disadvantage applicants from underrepresented groups, writes Jeffrey W. Lockhart. 

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How to keep a support group positive (essay)

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Support groups can be empowering, but unless appropriately structured, they can result in a downward spiral that leaves everyone with unresolved anger, hopelessness and no clear direction forward, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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Ph.D. students can identify their skills through career exploration programs (essay)

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Students who have pursued an eight-week career exploration have expanded their collaboration and interpersonal skills in unexpected ways, writes Laura N. Schram.

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