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Why Informal Job Interviews Are Worthless

Also this week: the importance of mentoring people who aren’t like you; when a professor is a victim of a racial slur; why you should think like a nonagenarian.
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Advice on Being Advised

How can you, as a new graduate student, start out on the right foot with your primary mentor?
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The Mentoring Buck Stops Here

Just because you’re “accessible” and “approachable” doesn’t mean you’re a good mentor.
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The Trouble With Collaboration

There are good reasons for early-career academics to collaborate with senior scholars, and there are good reasons not to.