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You Said ... What?

If you want to build a successful professional career or business you have to learn how to say no. You have to say no to employees, you have to say no to suppliers and you even have to learn how to say no to customers and you even have to learn how to say no to colleagues. 642 more words


Academic Speed Dating: The Do's and Don'ts of Approaching Potential Graduate Research Supervisors

Small Pond Science has a great post up right now on how to “cold call” other scientists in order to set up collaborations. Making a cold call means that you don’t directly know the person that you are contacting, which means that it is often awkward and uncomfortable to do. 571 more words

Working As A Professor

A Simple Survey Rules the Day

EACE contribution by Carol Crosby, Assistant Director in Career Services at Bridgewater State University.

Continuing from my last blog:

Now that we had our newly enhanced mission statement (and a staff who liked our mission), I had another question: 530 more words


Are academics good (research) administrators?

Dr Muriel E Swijghuisen Reigersberg is a visiting fellow at the Music, Mind and Brain Centre, Psychology Department, Goldsmiths’, University of London.

She has a doctorate in applied ethnomusicology focussing on Australian Aboriginal choral singing. 1,236 more words

Research Culture

Inside Insider Networking

The benefits of networking with peers outside your organization are many, but making connections with those who have similar interests and work at similar companies is only the first step in building a network. 585 more words

Dennis Whitney

LinkedIn: The 25 Hottest Professional Skills Of 2014.

Every end-of-year, using its more 330 million member profiles, LinkedIn analyzes the most in-demand skills that recruiters looked for. As expected 2014 was the year of data related skills as shown by LinkedIn’s “25 Hottest Professional Skills of 2014″ report. 357 more words