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Developing job search skills

Job Search Lab: Resumes and Cover Letters Beyond Academia (PhDs & Postdocs

Do you feel like you write the same cover letter for every job? Do you have trouble making a resume when they seem to look so different from a CV? Do you read job postings and wonder how best to express your experience? This Job Search Lab: Resumes and Cover Letters will help you understand what an employer is looking for, and how the cover letter and resume documents play a role in this process, so that you can tailor your applications to stand out.

Job Search Lab: Resumes and Cover Letters Beyond Academia (PhDs & Postdocs)

Do you feel like you write the same cover letter for every job? Do you have trouble making a resume when they seem to look so different from a CV? Do you read job postings and wonder how best to express your experience? This Job Search Lab: Resumes and Cover Letters will help you understand what an employer is looking for, and how the cover letter and resume documents play a role in this process, so that you can tailor your applications to stand out.

Career Coworking Days - (H&S Undergrads & Master's)

Bring questions about your resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and anything related to your path to meaningful work. Bring your laptops to work directly on your documents and job/internship searches and connect with other H&S students. A career coach or coaches and industry specialists will be available for questions. (Note that if it's busy, you may need to wait to have your questions answered.) This is for declared bachelor's and master's students in the School of Humanities & Sciences.

Leveraging LinkedIn to Grow Your Network (PhDs & Postdocs)

We'll share strategies to get the most out of LinkedIn by building a dynamic profile and utilizing unique LinkedIn features to find connections. This is an interactive lab, so bring your laptop! During this session, learn how to: - Ensure that your profile shows up in the search results - Leverage LinkedIn to research career paths - Identify organizations where you have inside connections

Quick Bytes: Interviewing: How to Shine the Entire Time

From phone screenings to Skype calls to multi-day onsite visits, the interviewing stage of your job search can be daunting. This interactive session will give you the tools and practice to bring your best to interviews.

Urmila Venkatesh, assistant dean of Career Education & associate director of Career Communities - PhDs & Postdocs in Social & Natural Sciences, BEAM

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Identifying and Landing the RIGHT Postdoc Position (PhDs)

Many PhD students, particularly in STEM fields, elect to pursue a position as a postdoctoral scholar after the PhD. John Boothroyd, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, will offer advice about how to identify a postdoc position that best fits your specific career plans, how to apply, interview for and land the job, and how you can set yourself up for success during your time as a postdoc.

Resume Lab (PhDs & Postdocs)

This non-academic Resume lab is an interactive, collaborative working session for PhD students and postdocs. It aims to provide you with the opportunity to get feedback on your resume from peers under the guidance of a career coach. The session will begin with some general tips and guidelines about resume, and a large group feedback session on a resume to role model what will be expected in small groups. Once in small groups each person will receive about 10-15 minutes of feedback from 2-3 other peers. A career coach will be available for questions.

Career Coworking Days - Industry Specialist Guest (H&S Undergrads & Master's)

Community, collaboration, learning, and sustainability. These are all values of the coworking movement*. Join us every other Monday 12:30-2:30pm (and one Tuesday) to do your career work in a supportive space. Bring questions and laptops to work on your job and internship searches with career coaches, alumni mentors, industry specialists, and other students. Work on your resumes, LinkedIn profiles, cover letters, interview prep, or anything else related to your path to meaningful work. This is for bachelor's and master's students in the School of Humanities & Sciences.

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