You Can’t Always Get What You Want, But It’s Worth a Try

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Ready to get your first job? Not sure how to best advocate for yourself while still being reasonable? Here are a few tips.

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Summer Reading: What's Popular in the Edge Library

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Here's what's been flying off the shelves of our "analog library" of career development books.

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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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Dr. Stephen Korn on NINDS Workforce Development

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

A storified version of Dr Stephen Korn's talk at Vanderbilt on Workforce Development. Excellent pointers on grantsmanship, new funding mechanisms for trainees and more!

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Career Success Strategies for Researchers in Academic Medicine

Ryan Outman

How does one prepare for a career in academic medicine? And once hired, how does one move up?

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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, …

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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 …

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If I'm a Minority Recruit, Is It Tacky to Point Out There are No Other Minority Faculty?

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Around the Twitter world today, a kindly trainee had been offered an awesome job (woot!). BUT, and there’s always a but,  there were no other minority hires in their …

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Exercising Your Professional Brand at Conference Interviews

Rebecca Helton, MA

At Vanderbilt, we’ve been doing a lot with professional branding lately.  What you wear, what you do, and how you speak, sit, and walk all say things about you …

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The Dirty Truth: Passion Isn't the Only Ingredient for Success

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Although passion is often thought to be a necessary ingredient for success, we all know it’s not the only one.  If you’re passionate about handwritten letters, but everyone …

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