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6 Tips to Improve Your Cover Letter

The Chronicle of Higher Education

September 08, 2019

By Leonard Cassuto 

Like the commencement speech, the cover letter for an academic job is a straitened genre. Most of us don’t have to worry about writing commencement speeches (it’s a happy problem if you ever do), but thousands of graduate students and recent Ph.D.s write cover letters every year.

Strict conventions govern cover letters for faculty positions, so it’s relatively easy to write a passable one: Just follow the rules. But it’s much harder to write one that really stands out to a search committee.

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Can the ‘Pitch Deck’ Help Academics?

March 10, 2023

By Rachel Toor

You can opt to bore your audience silly with dense PowerPoint slides — or, you can adapt a popular business technique to better make your case.

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How to Give an Excellent STEM Job Talk

Chronicle Vitae

August 28, 2019

By Russ E. Carpenter and R. Parrish Waters

For Ph.D.s on the job market in the sciences, no element of the hiring process is more important for making or breaking your prospects than the job talk.

At some point in the 2019-20 hiring season — once you’ve made the long journey from application packet to Skype interview to campus visit — you will have to deliver a job talk. It will play a large part in determining the next decade or more of your career.

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