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Requesting letters of reference for alternative academic pursuits

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education

Pursuing an alternative academic role can require requesting letters of reference. Here are a few tips on how to frame your requests.

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Making the most out of student evaluations

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education

See some tips from an academic about how to create good conditions for thoughtful, honest student evaluations, and how to make the most out of them after they’re submitted.

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How to find grants (and other funding opportunities)

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education

Applying for grants and fellowships can be an exhausting prospect, but knowing where to search is half the battle.

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Ask a candidate: how to get feedback and advice on your academic work

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education

Four tips from an experienced academic for requesting and accepting useful feedback and advice on your academic career materials.

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Ask a candidate: where to look for faculty jobs

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education | Interfolio's Dossier

A former academic job seeker gives recommendations for five academic job boards online where scholars seeking faculty jobs should be looking.

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Ask a candidate: how to request a recommendation letter without being annoying

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education | Interfolio's Dossier

Try not to procrastinate when it comes to one grad school task: asking faculty members for recommendation letters. These are the relationships you can’t afford to mess up.

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Ask a candidate: how to put together your best possible faculty job application

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education | Interfolio's Dossier

The best faculty applications are self-assured and well-curated. Every assertion and bit of evidence contained therein should be part of your coherent argument, and the argument goes like this: I’m already putting my mark on my field. I’ll be a good colleague. I’m ready.

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Ask a candidate: a great dossier isn’t built in a day

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education | Interfolio's Dossier

You might have entered grad school feeling like a professional in your field already. Or you may have come in with little idea of what you wanted to do at the end of your program. Either way, your eventual job market experience will be much easier if you start building your portfolio of application materials sooner, rather than later.

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