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Your professional reputation begins with professionalism (essay)

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To advance you must interact with others, and the manner in which you do so affects your professional reputation, writes Michael A. Matrone.

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An academic describes her experience since becoming an alt-ac sex educator (essay)

Gender, sex and sexuality are such important facets of human experience that I would be doing a disservice to my students to exclude those topics from the classroom, writes Jeana Jorgensen.

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How to keep emotions from leading your communications (essay)

The last time you experienced a communication problem may have been because you were too upset to properly convey your message, writes Elizabeth Suárez.

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How to get the most out of summer (essay)

Far too many faculty members end up feeling anxious that they've accomplished -- and relaxed -- much less than they had hoped over the summer months, write Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist, who offer tips on how to avoid that.

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The advantages of working with a buddy in a job search (essay)

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If you want to be efficient and effective during your job search, you should collaborate with a partner -- or even several partners -- to help achieve each other's goals, advises Thomas Magaldi.

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Although not on the tenure track, an academic finds emotional and professional satisfaction (essay)

Yes, I would like to be a tenured professor, writes Julie Shayne, but I decided to choose happiness over self-implosion.

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Ph.D.s in administrative instead of academic jobs can still pursue scholarly writing (essay)

Monica F. Jacobe provides five rules to help people with Ph.D.s who still want to produce scholarship yet work in professional jobs that don't demand or reward it.

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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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