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Advice for avoiding conflict through emails (essay)

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Engaging in conflict via email rarely results in a good resolution, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore, who offers advice on how to avoid it.

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Advice for writing thoughtful rejection letters (essay)

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A rejection letter is often the last impression an institution leaves on the job candidate, writes Maria Shine Stewart. so why not make it a good one?

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The importance of knowing the competencies that employers seek (essay)

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Graduate students and postdocs should understand the importance of being able to communicate about their competencies to prospective employers during their job search, writes Joseph Barber.

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The benefits of group work for professors (essay)

You may secretly -- or not so secretly -- steer clear of collaborative projects, but Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder highlights four key benefits.

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The upside of not getting tenure (essay)

Once Roberto Abadie came to the realization that he wouldn't get tenure, he began to see the upside.

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What Hillary Clinton's comment at the convention says about women's progress (essay)

Hillary Clinton’s comment at the Democratic convention suggests we might be entering an era in which women can see ourselves represented in many diverse champions, writes Judith S. White.

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Should you pursue a postdoc or not? (essay)

Besides understanding whether a postdoc is required for your intended career field, you need to think about the financial implications as well as how you'd like to spend the next few years of your life, advises Melanie V. Sinche.

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How to identify your core values in your career exploration process (essay)

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Much of the conversation about career exploration focuses on the importance of identifying our skills, but we often don’t take the time to think about our core values and how they connect to our skills, argues Laura N. Schram.

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Working through major misfortunes rather than against them (essay)

Life can change drastically in an instant, but instead of struggling against a misfortune, one must to try to harness whatever it may have to offer, writes Margaret Meningioma.

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What to do with a bad third-year review (essay)

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It can be challenging to receive criticism, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore, but it can also provide an opportunity to discern the difference between how you believe things should be and how they actually are.

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