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Essay providing advice on being promoted into an administrative position

When people take an administrative position for the first time, they and their colleagues may respond in unexpected ways, observes Larry D. Lauer.

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Essay on making the most of a relationship with a dissertation adviser

Sonja K. Foss and William Waters provide guidance on how to create the best relationship with your dissertation adviser.

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Essay on a year's worth of advice from an Inside Higher Ed blog on careers

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Joseph Barber reviews 12 months' worth of career advice.

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Essay on how women in academe can avoid being pulled in too many directions

Frantic? Stressed? Overwhelmed? Rena Seltzer recommends five ways that women in academe can avoid being pulled in too many directions.

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Essay on preparing an effective presentation for an academic job talk

If you don't follow certain standard conventions when giving an academic job talk, you risk communicating a lack of professionalism, writes Philip N. Howard.

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Advice for new Ph.D.s on using third-party recruiters to find jobs

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Natalie Lundsteen offers advice for doctoral students and postdocs looking for nonacademic jobs and considering working with headhunters.

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Reflections on the reality of a first year on the tenure track (essay)

Christopher Garland found unexpected challenges and rewards in his new faculty job, and he shares some lessons for others seeking that holy grail.

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Essay on finding good mentoring advice in academic careers

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Kerry Ann Rockquemore writes about the importance of being specific about your needs.

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An experienced professor's advice for new teaching assistants (essay)

Julie Dodd shares the advice she gives graduate students about to teach undergrads for the first time -- and reminds professors of their obligation to share their expertise.

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Don't count on the Internet to advise your grad students' job searches (essay)

Job candidates have access to more information than ever about the search process, but departments and their faculties must not leave grad students to the vagaries of Internet advice, Marietta Morrissey argues.

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