Everybody knows that interviewing for a graduate or post-graduate position involves prep work. You want to be sure to effectively communicate that you are a polished, serious candidate. In addition to preparing your answers to expected questions, you may need to practice a job talk, teaching demonstration, or give an informal summary of your previous work. However, you can make that work a little easier by following these simple tips. For…

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  Decided academia is right for you? Here are 3 rules to guide you in your job search. Not all universities are created equal; tailor your applications accordingly. Universities differ widely. Generally there are: research institutions, teaching institutions, and a blend of both. There are also different levels of each. Some research institutions have a heavy emphasis on getting grants, whereas others do not place such a…

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With the economy on the mend, everyone is trying to cut back expenses—including your potential employers and/or graduate committees. Because of this, Skype interviews have become increasingly popular. You’ll want to make sure you present yourself in the best possible light (literally). Here are 10 tips that will ensure you look your best. Practice, practice, practice Like any interview (phone or in-person), anticipate what questions you may get,…

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