Develop Professional & Leadership Skills

Professional development and leadership skills can sound vague due to the broad scope of what they entail, but it’s important to find opportunities to grow and develop skills and qualifications, whether applying for jobs, internships, fellowships, graduate school, or other forms of continuing education.

Trying things that scare you – advice for PhDs

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Check out this post from the Carpe Careers blog published on the Inside Higher Ed website – written by PhD/postdoc career advisors for PhD students and postdocs:

By Joseph Barber
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CS Radio – Episode 102: “Someone Else’s Dad”

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Michael and Mylene welcome Wharton MBA alum Peter Yawitz, aka Someone Else’s Dad, to talk about his new career advice book “Flip Flops and Microwaved Fish”. Peter is the host of the Advice from Someone Else’s Dad podcast and web …

By Michael DeAngelis
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The Dos And Don’ts Of Managing Up

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As the phrase “managing up” has risen in popularity in recent years, it’s taken on a slew of definitions. Here’s a primer on the basics, along with some dos and don’ts.

What is managing up?

In a nutshell, most career …

By April Greene - Idealist Careers
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Of The 4 Types of Managers, Only This 1 is Truly Effective

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Today’s managers aren’t expected to simply manage, but act as a coach and develop the talent of their team. (To prove the point of this current thinking, see this recent story in Harvard Business Review, “You Can’t Be a Great …

By Sheila McClear - Fairygodboss
As the largest career community for women, Fairygodboss provides millions of women with career connections, community advice, and hard-to-find intel about how companies treat women.
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Is Nursing Leadership Right for You?

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The calling to go into nursing leadership is undeniable for many nurses. Others may feel the urge, but are hesitant or even doubt their ability to manage nursing staff, troubleshoot patient care concerns, and collaborate with the administration. …

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