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LinkedIn: Essential for the Alt-Ac Job Search

Top professionals use it, which means you should too. We get it—our lives are supersaturated with social media. From hashtags to check-ins, status updates to Twitter trends, social media and all its trappings can be off-putting, especially to those of… Continue Reading →

Land Your Dream Job at a Private School

Betty Luther Hillman of Phillips Exeter Academy on how to land your dream job at a top independent school. Previously, I wrote about teaching at independent schools and the similarities and differences between teaching at the secondary school level and at… Continue Reading →

Get the Most Out of the Big Job-Search Sites

Indeed, Idealist, CareerBuilder. And how you’re probably using them all wrong. Many PhDs interested in careers outside academia begin their alt-ac searches by heading straight to the big job-search sites. This is understandable, since these databases advertise themselves as one-stop… Continue Reading →

With a PhD, am I Entry-Level or Management Material?

Both. Neither. And here’s why. In most professions, five-plus years of training will net you a low-to-mid-level management position. Medicine residents help coordinate teams of nurses, interns, and students to ensure quality patient care; mid-level attorneys supervise paralegals and junior… Continue Reading →

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