Your ability to move into a nonacademic career is less about acquiring new skills than about identifying the ones you already have.
Find a marketable talent that is specific enough to limit your competition but still has a big enough client base to grow.
Five easy steps you can take in graduate school to prepare for an alt-ac job search.
To answer that question, here are four other key questions you need to ask yourself.
And why academic science needs to stop pretending they are.
Why underemployed Ph.D.s should consider teaching at a prestigious private high school.
How to apply the forbearance you learned in the classroom to your new career in administration.
You don’t need an academic title or tenure to start pitching articles on your area of expertise.
The decision to pursue a nonfaculty career is fraught with uncertainty for all Ph.D.s but even more so for academics of color.
How to start building a circle of contacts in a place you aspire to live.
It was time to let go of my scholarly manuscript, and the last link to academe that it represented.
Thanks to tax laws, that question is more complicated than it may seem.
How to explain why you have “left science,” even when you really haven’t.
The point is not merely to survive, but to succeed.
Instead, focus on your career security and financial security.