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Strategies to combat pessimism (essay)

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Talking about our professional problems to a point where our peers and colleagues may perceive us as pessimistic can be damaging not just to our mental health but also to our career prospects, writes Thomas Magaldi.

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How to use email more effectively (essay)

In order for email to have less control over your life, you need to start to take control of it, argues Tanya Golash-Boza.

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Most mentoring today is based on an outdated model (essay)

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Most mentor matches don't work, argues Kerry Ann Rockquemore, because they are based on a fundamentally flawed and outdated model.

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Ensuring you make a good first impression as a job seeker (essay)

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The impression you give when you first meet people can make or break your career opportunities. Saundra Loffredo provides tips for ensuring the former.

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Common mistakes academic job seekers make (essay)

What are the things academic job seekers definitely should not do? Melissa Dennihy provides a list.

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Tips for managing controversies that result from research (essay)

What should you do if your research lands you in controversy? M. V. Lee Badgett offers advice.

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Grad students should think like entrepreneurs about their careers (essay)

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Grad students need to apply to their career preparation the same entrepreneurial spirit they apply to their academic research, argues James M. Van Wyck.

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The difficulties of being a minority in higher ed grow when one forces relationships (essay)

Being a minority of any kind in academe can be difficult, writes Manya Whitaker. But you can be much happier if you don't force relationships with people whom you are not naturally inclined to befriend.

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How to follow up with underrepresented faculty who decide to leave your institution (essay)

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If you want to know why underrepresented faculty members decide to leave your department, ask them, advises Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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Career development changes for grad students in social sciences (essay)

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Career development requires energy and flexibility in a fluid job market, writes Alfreda James, and graduate students now have many more sources and accessible options for advice related to it.

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