Q&A: How to Give a Chalk Talk

BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program

You have a whiteboard, a marker, and an hour to convince a department to hire you. How will you handle it? Senior faculty give their advice.

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Is Your CV Making You Look Like a Chump?

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

CVs are a fabulous way to frame your skills and interests with institutions you are interacting with professionally. The Fighty Squirrel highly recommends you personalize each CV you send out for the audience. This is painfully true for applications for jobs and grants where your piles of accumulated titles and few papers can show that […]

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Not that Kind of Interview: Tales from the Second Visit

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: Now it’s your turn to interview them.

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How Not to Blow an Interview

The Edge for Scholars

A roundup of the internet's best advice for acing your interview.

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Salvaging an Insufficient Offer

Motivated Mentor

When a salary and start-up offer is unacceptable you need a strategy to redeem the situation. Planning your script optimizes the chances of negotiations ending well.

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Not that Kind of Job Offer: Tales of Negotiation

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: Negotiate like your academic future depends on it. It does.

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Not that Kind of Spending: Tales of Investing in Your Career

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: Be prepared to spend some of your money investing in yourself and your career.

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Not that Kind of Summer: Tales of Preparing for Academic Job Season

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: Do the prep work before job season starts.

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Academic Non-Renewal: Don’t Think it Can’t Happen to You

Dr Liz, PhD

Three years ago this week, I was given my 1-year’s notice that my tenure track Assistant Professor job would be non-renewed.

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Our Obsession with Tenure

Inga Chira, PhD, CFP®

Chasing tenure translates into a life people outside the academic do not understand. I am often amazed by the importance professors place on their tenure above their families, their sanity, and their lives. Everything will be OK, tenure or not.

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