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If you are applying for a job at a Higher Education Institution or research body, you will almost certainly have to complete a lengthy online application form.
Being invited to serve as a series or journal editor is a sign that you are held in high regard by the academic community.
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It’s an old classic and a question that seems to have had plenty of interviewees struggling, but should this question cause so much worry?
Consider this. You have just been for an interview for a job that you really want. You wake up the next morning feeling good about your chances of getting the job.
In careers guidance we often talk about goal setting and developing a plan to help you to reach your goal.
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Careers advisers the world over will tell you that networking can be one of the best ways to make connections, unearth hidden jobs or advance your career.
In an article entitled ‘Working for a university in a non-academic role’, Dr Catherine Armstrong explores the alternative careers that academics can pursue in Higher Education.
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The short answer is no, as universities and colleges are committed to access to their institutions for their employees as well as their students.
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Going above and beyond is a great trait to have. It will make you stand out as reliable and driven, but while being that ‘yes’ person can be beneficial to you and others, no one can be that person all the time and sometimes it’s necessary to say ‘no.'
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Feedback is an important and inevitable part of the professional journey. Knowing how to digest suggestions from a colleague is necessary for a successful career.

 
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  1. Networking is the secret to a successful job search

    13 Jul 2018 12:52:24 CDThttp://www.smartbrief.com/branded/0062D103-D627-410D-B30C-944C49BD60F3/2E2DF8CB-0248-4931-9325-8E52F2F65A8D
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  3. Tips for deciding between several job offers

    13 Jul 2018 12:52:24 CDThttp://www.smartbrief.com/branded/0062D103-D627-410D-B30C-944C49BD60F3/4EB80EF1-9AC4-4B9B-ACDD-8074E39AB3D3
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