Job Search Skills

RECOMMENDED TOPICS

  • The interview process as it applies to different kinds of jobs
  • Sources for finding job announcements
  • Contacting prospective employers
  • CVs, resumes, cover letters and application documents
  • Legal issues surrounding the interview process

RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES

  • Prepare a CV/resume under the guidance of an experienced mentor
  • Attend workshops on writing CVs, resumes and cover letters
  • Practice negotiation for jobs including setting realistic expectations, showing confidence, preparation and etiquette

RESOURCES

Webinar: Preparing for the Job Search: CV/Resume, Dr. Erica Suchman, Colorado State University (recording August 2013)

http://asmeducation.adobeconnect.com/p1g5cjo9w52/

Extensive collection of articles providing advice when seeking academic jobs (CVs, teaching statement, applications, interviewing, etc.)
http://chronicle.com/jobs/
http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/

A description of the academic job search process (2001)
http://www.sigmod.org/record/issues/0112/career-jobsearch.htm

Choosing a postdoc
http://www.phds.org/postdoc/choosing-a-postdoctoral-position/popular_here

Interviewing for an academic job
http://advertising.utexas.edu/graduate/resources/PROD75_017333.html

General sites for job search and interviewing information
http://www.CollegeGrad.com/
http://www.job-interview.net/index.htm