Book Review: The Professor Is In, by Karen Kelsky

The Professor Is In

The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide to Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job By Karen Kelsky (Three River Press, 2015); U.S. $15; 438 pages. I’ve been a big fan of Karen Kelsky for years. Here’s someone who cuts through the mystique of academia and absolutely tells it how it is. Someone Continue reading Book Review: The Professor Is In, by Karen Kelsky

Take control of your career by switching into a job outside of academia

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‘Who do you want to work for?’ and ‘Where do you want to work?’ are two questions you’re unlikely to hear in any discussion of the current academic job market! Given the desperate state of the market today, with many more candidates than jobs, the idea of having a choice about Continue reading Take control of your career by switching into a job outside of academia

You can’t climb a ladder that’s run out of rungs

You can't climb a ladder that's run out of rungs

As intelligent people we’re expected to do well. It’s actually fantastic that we have such a supportive network around us: all the people who care about us and take an interest in our success. When we were starting out, they set high expectations for us. They created the conditions to Continue reading You can’t climb a ladder that’s run out of rungs