Introverts Can Network, Too!

Alvin Jeffery, PhD, RN

Do you consider yourself an introvert? Do you get anxious thinking about how to meet new colleagues? Check out these tips shared from a fellow introvert...

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Simple Steps to Validating and Managing Others: A Bedtime Story

Julia Phillippi, PhD

You may be scoffing at finding time to read, but let’s face it, if you want to reach the next level you have to reach for it purposefully.

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Labor Unions for students, postdocs and research track faculty

Ann , PhD, MS

While I deeply understand the desire for job security for postdoctoral fellows and non-tenure track faculty, I do not feel that unions are the way to go.  The best job …

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Why Am I Talking?

Motivated Mentor

Flashbacks to faculty gaffs from unfiltered comments. Use the "Why Am I Talking" (WAIT) Plan to be heard in the right ways at the right times.

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Please, Just Say "No"

A Priori, PhD

I mean just “no” without the culture-of-busyness story of your hectic, heroic life.

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Know the Vital Players in Your Career: Tenure-Track Peers

The Edge for Scholars

An assistant professor in the social sciences once described a group of tenure-track colleagues in his department as "the lamenting society." Once a week they met for lunch to complain …

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Being Really You and Really Professional on Social Media

The Edge for Scholars

Is there a difference between what you’d post for your colleagues versus what you’d post for your group of close friends? Is censoring yourself on social media difficult …

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Titles as a Sign You're Doing It Wrong? A(nother) Weird Conversation via Fighty Squirrel

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

This Fighty Squirrel recently had occasion to talk to a small group of spunky professionals who knew nothing of science and academics. These folks had the task of stepping into …

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Exercising Your Professional Brand at Conference Interviews

Rebecca Helton

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 and …

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A Sure Fire Way to Know What Your Boss Thinks About You

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Step 1 of the 1 Step Sure Fire Way to Know What Your Boss Thinks About You is..... ASK! Sounds ridiculous, right? But there are countless people who spending sleepless nights worrying …

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