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What Makes for A Successful Interview? Giving Substantive Answers and Asking Good Questions.

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What Makes for A Successful Interview? Giving Substantive Answers and Asking Good Questions.

These tips will help you pull together thoughtful, specific, and detailed interview responses to prove your qualifications.

Top Five Reasons ACS Student Communities Grant Applications Get Rejected

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Top Five Reasons ACS Student Communities Grant Applications Get Rejected

Your ACS Graduate Student Organization (GSO) can increase the chance of getting funding for professional development or community engagement activities by avoiding these common missteps.

Easier Ways to Network

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Easier Ways to Network

Networking doesn’t have to feel strange or uncomfortable. It can be a lot more like something you’ve been doing your whole life: making friends.

Broaden Your Experiences and Change Your World

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Broaden Your Experiences and Change Your World

Seeking out varied experiences can inspire new approaches to your work, build your network, help direct your career, and enrich your life.

Why You Should Always Be Looking for a Job

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Why You Should Always Be Looking for a Job

You never know when it will be time to make a job change. Will you be ready when that time comes? Dr. Melissa McCartney suggests that the optimal time to look for new job is when you are content with the one you have.

Tapping into Hidden Assets for Your CV

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Tapping into Hidden Assets for Your CV

The professional skills you’ve gained from extracurricular activities belong in your CV. Joerg Schlatterer shares aspects of his own life he wishes he had adapted to his comprehensive résumé.

Mapping Out Your Job Search Process

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Mapping Out Your Job Search Process

Planning your job search well in advance gives you time to refine the process and increase your chances of landing the position of your dreams.

S.M.A.R.T. Goals, Mentor Maps, and Values: Developing Your Professional Identity

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S.M.A.R.T. Goals, Mentor Maps, and Values: Developing Your Professional Identity

Collaborating with a small group to work on professional identity development can be your secret weapon as you begin thinking of your knowledge and skills in a larger context and increase your chances of success, both now and later.

Crafting Clear Communications

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Crafting Clear Communications

Almost every communication can be broken up into three parts: the sender, the message, and the receiver. Its effectiveness depends on whether the sender and receiver understand the message the same way.

Five Heads Are Better Than One: The Role of a Personal Board of Directors

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Five Heads Are Better Than One: The Role of a Personal Board of Directors

You, the main shareholder in your career, are equally worthy of a coordinated team to look out for your interests and advise you. Think of it as your own personal board of directors.

How to Choose the Right Lab: Advice from Someone Who Didn’t

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How to Choose the Right Lab: Advice from Someone Who Didn’t

Few things will have more impact on your happiness and success than joining the right lab. Read on for strategies to help you find a good fit.

Controversy and Change: The Pandemic and Grad Student Rights

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Controversy and Change: The Pandemic and Grad Student Rights

Grad student activists responding to the pandemic’s unique challenges force higher ed’s institutions to address health and economic impacts as well as more long-standing concerns.

Getting the Most Out of Professional Events, Part 2

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Getting the Most Out of Professional Events, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part series. In Part 1, we explored Step One of getting the most out of a professional event: choosing the right one to attend. Here in Part 2, we discuss Step Two: planning your strategy for attending, and Step Three: following up afterwards.

Getting the Most Out of Professional Events

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Getting the Most Out of Professional Events

This is Part 1 of a two-part series. Here we will explore one aspect of getting the most out of a professional event: choosing the right one to attend. In Part 2, we will discuss the second and third aspects of maximizing the benefits of a professional event: planning your strategy for attending and following up afterwards.

How Not To Network

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How Not To Network

Networking is a highly effective way to get a job, but many people are not sure exactly what networking is or how to do it. To help you figure that out, here are examples of how NOT to network.

Managing Bias in the Job Search Process

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Managing Bias in the Job Search Process

After graduating or finishing a postdoc, most people want to find a job where they can feel productive and valued. Read this advice for dealing with unconscious bias and ensuring that your next job really is a good fit for you.

From Conflict to Collaboration: Developing Resolution Strategies

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From Conflict to Collaboration: Developing Resolution Strategies

The art of conflict resolution is essential for a productive career. Find conflict resolution strategies to resolve problems and avoid escalation.

Perspective Matters: Use Reframing to Prepare for Your Future During a Crisis

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Perspective Matters: Use Reframing to Prepare for Your Future During a Crisis

COVID-19 makes us pause and reflect on our pasts, our experiences, and all our future possibilities. Learn how to use this time to reframe your story and better prepare for the next chapter.

Advice: You Asked for It; You Got It. What Are You Going to Do With It?

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Advice: You Asked for It; You Got It. What Are You Going to Do With It?

In this article you will find tips for objectively evaluating the advice and opinions of others, and putting their feedback into practice to improve yourself and your work.

Tips for Writing a Scientific Manuscript

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Tips for Writing a Scientific Manuscript

This article offers tips for writing a scientific article that are relevant to both first-time and seasoned manuscript authors.

How to Get Substantive Feedback on Your Performance

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How to Get Substantive Feedback on Your Performance

If you want to improve, there ways to ask about your performance that will provide you with insightful, actionable information. Learn how to ask for the advice you need.

Authenticity: A Key to Making a Good Leader Great

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Authenticity: A Key to Making a Good Leader Great

Learn tips on how to become an authentic leader to help you with your future career.

Where In the World Is Your Next Opportunity?

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Where In the World Is Your Next Opportunity?

If you haven’t considered the possibility of an international experience, take time to explore the option. Read about how working, researching, or studying abroad enriches your professional and personal life.

Trying Out Teamwork

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Trying Out Teamwork

Teamwork is very important in both an academic and professional setting. Learn ways to better communicate and collaborate in any team-setting you may encounter.

15 Tips for Effective Conference Networking

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15 Tips for Effective Conference Networking

Find 15 key tips for how to network effectively at a conference.