The Professor Is In

The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job (2015.8)


关于本书 About the book

Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help readers join the select few who get the most out of their Ph.D. As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches, she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job. And as the creator of the popular and widely respected advice site The Professor is In, she has helped countless Ph.D.’s turn themselves into stronger applicants and land their dream careers.

Now, for the first time ever, Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any Ph.D.

本书金句 Key insights

● Typically, there are three beliefs graduates hold: the first is that having a well-known advisor guarantees landing a good job; the second is that passion for a field of research suffices to set a candidate apart; and, finally, that good ideas are more important than a good CV.

● Articulating your academic identity will give you the appropriate mindset for your job search.

● When presenting your research, concentrate on its most relevant aspects. In your presentation, as well as in the Q&A session, aim to tailor your research to the position that was advertised.

● Since it’s likely that many of your academic activities and accomplishments won’t be of instant appeal to potential employers, it pays to know how to translate your skills to fit a more conventional job market.