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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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Recommended books that give career advice for Ph.D.s (essay)

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Natalie Lundsteen shares a shortlist of standout books providing valuable guidance to Ph.D.s engaged in a career search.

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The introduction of a new career column, 'Conditionally Accepted' (essay)

Eric Anthony Grollman introduces a new career advice column.

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Test yourself on whether you should retire (essay)

Should you retire sometime in 2016? Gordon Hammerle has developed a quiz to help you determine the answer -- or to at least get a chuckle.

 

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How Ph.D.s can discuss with family and friends what they do (essay)

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Joseph Barber advises on how to discuss with family and friends over the holidays what exactly it is you do as a Ph.D. student or postdoc.

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Helping Ph.D.s to prepare for diverse careers (essay)

We have to get rid of the false dichotomy that you need one set of skills if you are going into the academy and another if you are going somewhere else, says Sian L. Beilock.

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How to help a family member or friend complete their first scholarly book (essay)

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Afraid to ask a friend or loved one how their book is coming along? Kerry Ann Rockquemore gives advice on what you should do instead.

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How Ph.D.s can determine what careers they're qualified for (essay)

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This is one of the wrong questions that students often ask when they consider career plans, writes Christine Kelly.

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Defining common characteristics of successful postsecondary CEOs (essay)

After a year studying presidents and chancellors, Scott Newman describes the characteristics he believes help college and university chief executives succeed.

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Asking questions to help your job search (essay)

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By helping you network and practice your pitch, among other things, they can be crucial to an effective job search, says Joseph Barber.

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