Resumes and Cover Letters
For many of us, the reasons we focused on achieving our Ph.D. may be clear cut--we are destined for greatness in the academic arena. For others, it was just the path of least resistance and allowed the continuation of the “student lifestyle” in a comfortable research field.
Today, we are continuing our discussion on working with independent recruiters. In our last installment, we talked about how to decide WHICH voice or email messages left by recruiters were worth responding to. To recap, you want the ones who identify themselves immediately as a recruiter...
As I have searched for postdoctoral positions, the postdocs in my research group have suggested using websites like postdocjobs.com and the job listings on the Science and Nature sites. Surprisingly, I only saw a few advertisements where a cover letter was specifically requested. I do not have much ...
A Virtual Job Summit: Meet employers from all over the country sitting at your own desk.Ten years ago, if I might make a guesstimate, such an idea would have not excited the same amount of attention for job seekers or employers. Mainly because the job market was thriving with job seekers that were w...
While working with one of my outplacement clients a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to address one of my favorite topics – the “pre interview mindset.” While game - planning for a first interview she had lined up, I told my client that since she was talking to an actual hiring author...
Well, it’s the new year. Do you have any resolutions? If your resolution is to determine your future career, here are a few places to start.
Hello All!I am a firm believer in doing little things each day that add up. Whether it’s acquiring a new skill, or fulfilling a personal goal, the best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.In the realm of job search, it’s what you do over time WHILE YOU ARE EMPLOYED that will help you if...
After gathering pieces of advice from various people over the last several weeks, I’ve finally started emailing faculty members. I updated my CV, and then wrote a two-page summary of my research experience that explains my contributions to the publications listed on my CV. I also checked with seve...
Hello everyone!One of my recruiter friends sent me the following cover letter she received with a recent CV submission. Knowing my approach to such things, she thought I would like to have it as a teaching tool... Here it is, in its entirety: Dear Sir or Madam:At this time, I am seeking a chall...