Additional resources about academic careers. Whether you’re looking for sites, books, articles, or information about careers or the job market, you’ll find it here.

Alt-Acs Must Get On LinkedIn

It used to be commonly accepted knowledge that academia and LinkedIn do not play nicely together. But those days are gone. While even academics need to get with LinkedIn, it is a MUST for all alt-acs to be on LinkedIn. Here's the top 3 reasons why, and some resources to get you started.

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Who are your Mentors? And who are you mentoring?

I stumbled on an article about online learning that included an unexpected - but thought-provoking- point about career support. It served as a good reminder that mentors need to be mindful to offer their help to those who are online only (and not just exclusively to those who are physically present) and that all workers, women in particular, need more than one mentor at all times.

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The Power of Peer Mentoring: One Case Study

A new grant award from NIH to support a peer mentoring program for doctors and scientists provides a powerful reminder for why peer mentoring matters, and a model for how to implement it at any workplace.

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Mentoring Approaches: A Study in Contrasts

I believe so strongly in the notion that you didn't get to where you are without support, without cheerleaders, without both overt and behind-the-scenes advocacy. It's a huge part of the reason I share what I have learned and continue to learn in this blog. But it's not just the individual it benefits; it's also the entire profession.

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