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3 Secrets to Finding Your Personal Value Proposition

How can you find your personal value proposition? Identifying your value proposition will help you focus your career objectives and increase your chances of landing a great job.   But personal value propositions often suck. Most people stick them into a predictable “Objective” section on a

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PhD careers
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3 More Amazing PhD Careers Beyond the Academy

Updated 12-03-2020 This is a follow-up to the first post on great PhD careers: “3 Amazing and Well-Paying Career Paths for PhDs.” These two posts are an introduction to some alternative careers for academics, and the options here are broad enough that almost any PhD

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PhD work
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I answer 7 questions about post-PhD work

Last night, I put a call out on Twitter for people’s top questions about post-PhD work (specifically non-academic). I got some really good questions about post-PhD work, and I’ll try to answer them here. For a few of them, I’ve rephrased the question. I hope

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careers with travel
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4 PhD Careers With Travel Involved

On a cold December morning, I was in the back of a taxi on the way to Schoenefeld Airport in Berlin. The sun hadn’t yet risen over the red roofs. We were on our way to London for Christmas. My kids had gone back to

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