We offer here a mix of essays from The Chronicle’s Advice columns (often focused on trends in academic work and life) and from Vitae (focused on practical, how-to advice for early-career academics and administrators). Now in its fourth year, with more than 840,000 members at more than 4,000 institutions, Vitae continues to offer free career-management tools and the best job openings. Last year The Chronicle debuted Vitae Recruiter, a new search tool designed to help employers find the best candidates for administrative, faculty, and staff positions in higher education. To read more — and to experience Vitae — please visit chroniclevitae.com. To find out more about Vitae Recruiter, please visit chroniclevitae.com/recruiter.