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What's a liberal arts college and why should you care?

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Evan Peck, an Assistant Professor at Bucknell College, writes about how he nearly didn't apply to a job he loves, and what a liberal arts college is. The Jobs I Didn’t See: My Misconceptions of the Academic Job Market Read more here.

Writing That Standout Research Statement

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If you're applying for an independent position, you'll need to submit a Research Statement about your future research plans. Bethany Hout (@huotbethany) writes about a Pub Club group meeting to discuss how to write a Research Statment. Topics include "What makes a good research statement", "How important…

Browse The Hub - MSU resources to help graduate students build skills

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The Hub - The Community of Minds, is the online presence of a group that meets weekly at Michigan State University (MSU), led by graduate student Bethany Huot. Browse the website for tons of useful information and resources about developing skills to help you navigate your career, from preparing for…

Is your Professional Portrait a Picasso or a Da Vinci? (Bethany Huot)

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Bethany Huot, founder and director of The COM (Community of Minds) / @ThePubClub, writes about the six steps to managing your digital identity. What do prospective employers see when they search for you online (and yes, they do...). Maybe its time to refresh your online profile. http://thecomonline.net/is-your-professional-portrait-a-picasso-or-a-da-vinci/

A Beginner’s Guide to Establishing a Professional Online Presence (Inside Higher Ed)

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Lesley McCollum writes about why scientist need to establish their profession identity online, including a description of popular sites (e.g., Twitter, LinkedIn) and how to use them. In addition to following her advice, we'd recommend you set up and maintain your Google Scholar site and register for…

Finding the perfect postdoc (NatureJobs)

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NatureJobs has a series of articles to help you find and get the perfect postdoc. Topics include: Part 1: Insights, options, careers Part 2: What is a postdoc? Part 3: The plight of the postdoc Part 4: Postdocs in industry Part 5: The podcast Part 6: Finding funding Part 7: Finding…

Applying for a postdoc job? Here are 18 tips for a successful application (The Guardian)

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Advice from scientists on how to find a postdoc position, ranging from finding opportunities to crafting your CV to interviewing. Applying for a postdoc job? Here are 18 tips for a successful application

Career Planning for Research Bioscientists by Sarah Blackford

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"Career Planning for Research Bioscientists" is an excellent resource for anyone who is pursuing a scientific career. Written by Sarah Blackford, head of Education and Public Affairs at the Society for Experimental Biology, it provides checksheets, case studies, sample CVs, interview tips and guides…

Ten ways to find your next job (by Sarah Blackford)

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Sarah Blackford's list of suggestions for casting a wide net when job hunting, from her blog. http://biosciencecareers.org/2016/08/10-ways-to-find-your-next-job.html