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#ntwrkdPhD: Further Professional Resources for PhDs to Network Their Skills Outside the Academy

“All professions have their own jargon,” says Christopher Martiniano. “Identifying and using their key words, phrases, and acronyms is also crucial to making your résumé “scannable” and relevant to a potential interviewer. Like using SEO in a Web site, “keywording” your résumé with phrases and important words to a profession will help you get past the machine-reading level of most human resources departments.”

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Transitional Work Experience: Why? Where? How?

Transitional Work Experience: Why? Where? How?

“Help! Everyone I’ve talked says my PhD isn’t enough—I need work experience. I came straight into grad school from my undergraduate program, and I’ve never worked full-time. How do I get work experience? What kind should I get? And how am I going to fit it in and still get my research done?”

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Interview Questions for Non-Academic Jobs

This post comes to you from Anne Krook, career consultant, former Amazon employee, and English literature PhD, who granted us her kind permission to repost it from her blog. For more from Anne, visit her Web site or check out her Future Humanities lecture, “From Being to Doing: Mobilizing the Humanities.”

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From Being to Doing: Mobilizing the Humanities

From Being to Doing: Mobilizing the Humanities

At the Future Humanities conference in Montreal last week, career consultant Anne Krook led an enthusiastically received workshop for graduate students interested in careers outside the academy. She also gave the plenary lecture, the text of which she has kindly agreed to share on our site.

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Help! My Adviser Says She Can’t Mentor Me

Q: I finally screwed up the courage to talk to my adviser about my decision to leave academia. She was really supportive, but she also said she had no idea how to help me. So now I feel kind of stuck without any kind of mentorship in my new career path. What should I do?

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