Career Development

Creating Your Professional Network

Your professional network is a lot like a spiderweb
"wide web" by josef.steufer
Networking can help you with your research now and it can help you later when you go on the job market. Jenny Beth explains the importance of expanding professional networks in grad school.
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Networking
Career Development

CV Today, Job Market Tomorrow

close-up photo of a CV title
"Curriculum Vitae" by the Italian voice
The Curriculum Vitae (abbreviated Vita or simply CV) is a document that summarizes your relevant research, work, and teaching experience. Use these tips to begin constructing a reader-friendly document that will help you get the job.
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Job Search
CV
Résumé

Ace the Academic Job Talk

After sending in your application materials and successfully completing a round or two of interviews, you’ll be invited for an on-campus interview. Most on-campus interviews include a job talk. To be successful in your job talk, preparation is key.
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Career Development
Job Search

Negotiating Academic Job Offers

You’ve received a job offer from an academic institution—well done! The final step in securing an academic position, like any job, is negotiating the terms of your contract.

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Navigating Graduate School
Negotiation Skills
Career Development
Job Search

Preparing for Your Future Career

You may be in your second or third year of graduate school, and chances are good that you’re already setting long-term goals. Career-wise, you know where you want to be in ten years. But how do you get there?

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Networking
Transferable Skills

Preparing for the Job Market

You may be reading this on your first day of graduate school, but it’s never too early to think about your entry into the job market—whether you plan on taking an academic route or applying to jobs in the non-profit, government, or business sector

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Job Search

Your Elevator Speech

finger pressing an elevator button
bogenfreund | flickr
An elevator speech is a 30–60 second summary of your research interests, main findings, and their importance to society. It's a good way to introduce yourself and your work, whether it's to professional colleagues at a conference or a job interview or just explaining your work to your neighbors and new acquaintances.
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Professional Development
Career Development
Transferable Skills
Networking

Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career

THE CHICAGO GUIDE TO YOUR ACADEMIC CAREER

John A. Goldsmith, John Komlos, and Penny Schine Gold University of Chicago Press: Chicago (2001)

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Book Reviews
Career Development

CV Savvy

You’ve been putting off working on your curriculum vitae for too long – now you’re ready to make inquiries about jobs and it’s time for the rubber to meet the road. You need to get your CV up to speed.

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Career Development
CV

What Makes a Competitive Fellowship Application?

Advice From the Fellowship Committee and Graduate Student Association
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Career Development
CV
Job Search

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