What Inside Candidates Persist in Doing Wrong

Today’s post looks directly at the question of the inside candidate. It goes without saying that most people on the job market fiercely resent the inside candidate, assuming that he or she has endless advantages over external applicants. I am … Continue reading

Using Rage to Stay Motivated, Part Two

(Tuesday Post Category–Strategizing Your Success in Academia) Last Tuesday I wrote Part 1 of “Using Rage to Stay Motivated,” a Special Request post for Allen.  He asked how to stay motivated while writing his thesis.  Staying motivated through the long … Continue reading

How to Write an Email to a Potential Ph.D. Advisor/Professor

Please note that I no longer respond to comments/questions to this post!  Grad School Application Guidance Package and other help listed below the post. Need help with your grad school applications? Email us now. We can help. One of the … Continue reading

How-To(sday): How to Write a Paper or Conference Proposal Abstract

Tuesdays I will occasionally feature “How-To(sday)” posts,  short  guides to certain genres of academic writing.  I’m happy to take requests for these. Just email me at gettenure@gmail.com. Today we look at the paper/conference proposal abstract.  This is a critical genre … Continue reading

Dr. Karen’s Foolproof Grant Template

NOTE: An expanded and updated version of this post can now be found in Chapter  51 of my new book, The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide to Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job. I am keeping a shortened version … Continue reading