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Beyond the Professoriate 22m
Working inside the academy is not the only place where you'll be intellectually challenged. There are plenty of places that foster life-long learning, continual professional development, and the ability to work in new & innovative areas!
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Monika Balint (aka science addicted) 23h
Being an underemployed PhD graduate is killing my soul. I hate my life right now, and I struggle to find my reason and passion.
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Jennifer Polk, PhD May 20
I hate seeing PhDs down on themselves during a job search. Remember, everyone starts somewhere. Your ability to learn quickly makes you an amazing candidate for so many fields!
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L. Maren Wood, PhD May 13
I've been sharing links to resources to help you in your job application process, but we also have a whole section on our blog for "Advice for Professional Careers." See here and browse through the resources:
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Beyond the Professoriate May 20
Does human behavior interest you? Are you a good communicator? Have you considered a career in marketing? Rachel Bennett gives some great insight and advice on the field in her career spotlight here:
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L. Maren Wood, PhD May 19
Talk to people who enjoy their professional careers--friends, family, partners, and colleagues. Ask them what they enjoy about their work. You might be surprised to learn that a faculty career might not really line up with what you want in a career.
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Beyond the Professoriate May 20
: The process of trying new things is as much about learning what you don't like as it is about learning what you do like. This is important to keep in mind as you explore new careers!
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L. Maren Wood, PhD 17h
A difficult question, but one that must be addressed: "...do I hold on to my dream of a permanent university lectureship or abandon it as illusory and hazardous to my mental health?" from
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Beyond the Professoriate May 14
Good morning! A reminder for our conference friends: replays begin on May 15th, so keep an eye out tomorrow for an email with instructions on how to retrieve your 30 day replay.
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Beyond the Professoriate May 15
A reminder that video replays for our annual career conference are now available! Click here for more details on what to do if you already purchased a ticket, OR if you missed it find out how you can still get access:
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L. Maren Wood, PhD May 20
"You Don’t Need to Meet Every Qualification to Apply for a Job" -- of course, you do need some of the skills and qualifications necessary to apply for a job, but recruiters will often tell you there is no "perfect" candidate:
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Beyond the Professoriate May 15
We have 5 core values at Beyond the Professoriate -- one of which is "Community." So here's a shout-out to our amazing community!
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Beyond the Professoriate 24h
PhDs in nonacademic jobs: what would you give to fellow PhDs about networking? What has worked for you?
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Beyond the Professoriate May 17
Do you have a personal website? Blog? LinkedIn profile? What are you currently doing to build your digital first impression? And are you having fun doing it? :)
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Beyond the Professoriate May 16
Your PhD is an accomplishment whether it's been integral to your career or not. Celebrate that.
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Beyond the Professoriate May 16
When you're feeling uncertain about your abilities, take some time to reflect on and celebrate the wins in your life. We guarantee you've had successes before and that you will again.
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L. Maren Wood, PhD May 20
Not sure where to start with LinkedIn? This step-by-step guide will help you set up your profile, optimize your headline, and help you write your professional narrative:
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Jennifer Polk, PhD May 19
What is the most emotionally challenging aspect of your current job search?
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Rutter Lab May 20
This week on we continue our series on for scientists by highlighting Clinical Variant Scientists.
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Jennifer Polk, PhD May 15
There's an awesome group of PhDs and folks on twitter. What's your favorite part of this community?
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