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Careers Café

BY ANDREA EIDINGER | SEP 08 2020

We need to do a better job explaining the benefits of office hours to our students – and be flexible about how we meet them.

BY ANDREA EIDINGER | JUL 16 2020

Self-reflections are another kind of metric, one that can create space for us to think carefully about our mission and mandates as teachers.

BY ANDREA EIDINGER | JUN 02 2020

We need to recognize that teaching remotely is far more complicated than simply putting content online.

BY ANDREA EIDINGER | JAN 27 2020

Some concrete strategies to help you be a better support for your students.

BY ANDREA EIDINGER | DEC 02 2019

The time has come to talk about ethical considerations and best practices for these kinds of announcements.

BY ANDREA EIDINGER | OCT 29 2019

This column is being relaunched, the first post takes a unique look at some of the issues that affect contingent faculty.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | JUN 26 2019

As I wrap up my eight years of writing for Careers Café, I can’t help but impart some final advice.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | MAY 17 2019

Networking can feel dehumanizing, and the easiest way to change that is to treat the people you encounter as complete humans.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | APR 22 2019

Sitting on a board can help develop your ability to handle situations of accountability without authority.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | MAR 20 2019

Some secret interviews are built into the formal interview process, some happen during informational interviews and some happen purely by chance.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | FEB 14 2019

The secret CV doesn’t contain things you want to hide, but rather things that you’re proud of, and haven’t yet found a way to articulate.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | JAN 22 2019

As much as I’m in favour of making a change for the better, fresh starts often take persistence and sweat.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | DEC 11 2018

A rejection is not a comment on who you are as a person, or even on your ability to do the job.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | NOV 16 2018

Many career resources change over time, and are worth checking in on periodically.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | OCT 10 2018

Your university may already have a number of offerings that you assume it doesn’t.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | SEP 07 2018

What do your flaws (yes, you have some) look like in their best, most advantageous form?

BY LIZ KOBLYK | AUG 16 2018

Not only do people frequently redirect their careers, but they often do so with the help of their past experience, not despite them.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | JUN 29 2018

It’s reassuringly self-aware – and frankly, exciting – to hear someone reflect on how part of their career path made them who they are.

BY LIZ KOBLYK | MAY 28 2018

Throw the word “networking” out the window; replace it with “staying in touch.”

BY LIZ KOBLYK | APR 20 2018

They have the tough task of making a good decision about who to hire, despite having incomplete knowledge about candidates.