by Allessandria Polizzi When I first moved to Texas to begin my PhD, I was a pretty ambitious and cocky gal. I was meeting a houseful of fellow grad students, going around the room and introducing ourselves. One person said he taught "tech … [Read more...] about How to Get Experiences Corporate Employers Are Looking For
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Four (Somewhat) Easy Ways to Network – Gover
By Maggie Gover For some, networking is the most pleasurable part of their professional lives. For others, the very word produces fear and anxiety. If you are a natural networker, you are lucky! When asked how people got their jobs, the number … [Read more...] about Four (Somewhat) Easy Ways to Network – Gover
Those 12 Sentences: Evaluating Cover Letter Advice
Many of you have undoubtedly seen the blog post by Philip N. Howard that has been circulating around the internet for the past couple of weeks, called A Dozen Sentences That Should Appear in Your Academic Cover Letter. It was originally published on … [Read more...] about Those 12 Sentences: Evaluating Cover Letter Advice
Grad Student Grandiosity
Grad students tend to veer between two extremes: I know nothing and I know everything. The latter position is an over-compensatory response to fear of the former. As you gain experience you find a middle ground of calm confidence. However, at the … [Read more...] about Grad Student Grandiosity
Finding Inner Conviction – Part I of 3 (Cardozo)
Dr. Karen Cardozo offers a 3-part series on developing new ways to "track" unexpected opportunities as you pursue your post-ac transition. She draws from the work of Martha Beck, which I also love. I know this kind of wooey Oprah-talk will alienate … [Read more...] about Finding Inner Conviction – Part I of 3 (Cardozo)
Prof Is OUT Services
My own post-academic transition was one of the most brutal, but ultimately most gratifying things I've ever accomplished. I want to support others as they set out on this path. It really is OK to Quit. ~ … [Read more...] about Prof Is OUT Services
How to Create Your Own Post-ac Job
By Margy Horton Have you been reading all the posts about how to write a resume and what to say in interviews and thinking, “These posts are great, but I don’t have any jobs to apply for”? Maybe you’re geographically limited in your job search, or … [Read more...] about How to Create Your Own Post-ac Job
Ask the Post-Acs #2 — What’s It Like to Work With You One-on-One?
Dear Post-acs, Can you tell me what it’s like to work with you on a one-on-one basis? What happens in the free initial 20-minute consultation? And, once we’ve decided to work together further, what happens in the 50-minute Skype consultations? How … [Read more...] about Ask the Post-Acs #2 — What’s It Like to Work With You One-on-One?
Speaking the Language, Getting the Job – Fruscione 3/Polizzi 6
Joe Fruscione and Allessandria Polizzi have partnered to create today's post on the language of post-ac reinvention. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ By Joe Fruscione and Allessandria Polizzi A key part of one’s post-ac … [Read more...] about Speaking the Language, Getting the Job – Fruscione 3/Polizzi 6
ASK THE #POST-ACS – How do I describe my academic work experience in post-ac interviews?
The following is the first in a new occasional series, "Ask the #Postacs." The panel of postacademic experts (bios here) will weigh in on reader questions as a collective. Please send your questions for future columns to firstname.lastname@example.org. … [Read more...] about ASK THE #POST-ACS – How do I describe my academic work experience in post-ac interviews?