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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 →

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 →

Your Post-Academic Elevator Pitch

For years you’ve rattled off the same 5-second spiel whenever anyone asked about your dissertation. Now you need a new pitch to sum up your alt-academic job search. A clear, concise pitch will not only help make you more memorable, but also impress… Continue Reading →

5 Steps to Take Now if You Might Search for Nonacademic Jobs Later

It’s never too early to start thinking about non-academic career paths, even if you plan to test the academic market. If landing outside the ivory tower is even a remote possibility, consider taking the following steps to set yourself up… Continue Reading →

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