Today's post is a special request post for several clients who have written to inquire how to write a cover letter for the submission of an article manuscript to a journal. ****Addendum (4/29/13): Please read the follow up to this post, "Of Cover … [Read more...] about How To Write a Journal Article Submission Cover Letter
Tenure--How To Get It
This guest post came out of a conversation that's been percolating among readers on the blog, facebook page, and over email, about the actual financial risks and repercussions of doing a Ph.D.. Indeed, last week's blog post, Should You Go To … [Read more...] about The Real Life of a Tenure Track Faculty Person (A Guest Post)
Over the past couple of weeks I've been engrossed in CV Advance Strategizing Sessions with many clients. The work has gone well, and we quickly move through all of the elements required for a powerful and effective academic record for next year's job … [Read more...] about How to Organize a Panel for a Conference
Today's post is a Guest Post submitted by a reader of the blog named Phyllis Rippeyoung. Phyllis is an Associate Professor with tenure, and wrote in with a comment about "Imposter Syndrome." I responded by asking her if she'd be willing to write a … [Read more...] about The Imposter Syndrome, or, as my Mother told me: “Just Because Everyone Else is an Asshole, it Doesn’t Make you a Fraud.” (A Guest Post)
For the next bit of time I will be posting special guest posts early in the week, in addition to my regular Friday post. These guest posts are kindly submitted by readers in response to requests that arise on the blog or Facebook page. I appreciate … [Read more...] about How and Why to Write Collaboratively: A Guest Post
Today’s post is in response to a reader who wrote in asking, “does the status of the press matter when seeking to publish your book?” Sometimes I am surprised by what people ask me, and this is one of those times. Does anyone not know the answer to … [Read more...] about Does the Status of the Press Matter?
I got to see a letter of rec this week, and was stunned at the way it sabotaged my client, a SUPERB AND TOTALLY HARD-ASS candidate. It did this apparently from the best of intentions, by burying her achievements in endless verbiage about how "nice" … [Read more...] about The Perils of “Nice,” Cont’d: Recommendation Edition
Dr. Karen is on vacation July 2012. During that time she is re-posting older blog posts her regular Tuesday and Thursday posting days. She'll recommence new posting some time in … [Read more...] about I <3 Self Promotion and So Should You
No. Let me say it again: No. Let's put it a different way: You: But, it's just the papers from a conference panel. Is it ok then? Me: No. You: But, I'm co-editing it, so I don't have to do all the work. Is it ok then? Me: No. And, please, … [Read more...] about Should I Do an Edited Collection?
(Wednesday Post Category: Landing Your Tenure-Track Job) Today's post is another Special Request post, this time for Ana, who had a question about c.v.s. What is the best way to organize and write an academic c.v? she wonders. She also asks if I … [Read more...] about How to Build Your C.V.