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How to sound knowledgeable about a career field you've never actually worked in (essay)

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Joseph Barber offers advice on how to sound knowledgeable -- and, in fact, be knowledgeable -- about a career field even without any direct experience in it.

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Setting boundaries when it comes to students' emotional disclosures (essay)

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Feeling stressed, exhausted and burned-out by too many students unloading their secrets, concerns and problems on you? Kerry Ann Rockquemore offers advice for setting appropriate boundaries.

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How to avoid awkward and unpleasant networking situations (essay)

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Natalie Lundsteen gives advice for dealing with situations that veer unexpectedly from the professional to the personal.

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The challenges women face after getting their Ph.D.s (essay)

Women in academe continue to face far more challenges than men do, writes Renate Ysseldyk.

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A (quasi-hopeful) guide to being a visiting assistant professor (essay)

Internet tales of woe can daunt even the most optimistic faculty job seeker. But Kevin Anzzolin offers his own version of a visitor's guide for the visiting assistant professor.

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The challenges of advising foreign grad students about careers (essay)

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Career counselors need active partners like enrollment management administrators, graduate deans and faculty members to manage international students’ expectations, says Alfreda James.

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Advice for getting a job at a selective liberal arts college (essay)

They are different types of institutions than where most people will have gone to graduate school, write a group of contributors to a philosophy blog.

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How to delegate to freelancers and virtual assistants (essay)

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If you know how to designate tasks, establish benchmarks and bring out the best in people, you can find an awesome virtual team to support you, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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Advice on interviewing techniques (essay)

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When talking with potential employers, you should communicate in a way that projects clear and detailed images rather than complex and distorted ones, writes Thomas Magaldi.

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Advice on dealing with difficult administrators (essay)

Knowing ways to protect yourself against those who might undercut you can be crucial, writes Larry D. Lauer.

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