Scholarly skills such as writing, research and teaching can give academic job seekers a leg up in the job hunt, Elizabeth Simmons, dean and physics professor at Michigan State University's Lyman Briggs College, writes in this commentary. Simmons advises candidates to find a mentor, use professional associations for networking and research best practices for landing a job. "I advise you to deliberately apply the principles you learned in graduate school and adopt a scholarly approach to your career," Simmons writes.

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