Job Search

magnifying glass
"my new toy" by Veronica Aguilar | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
An increasing number of graduate students express interest in non-academic careers (careers other than faculty positions). Learning where to find these jobs can be the biggest challenge for graduate students.
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Non-academic Job Search
Job Search
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"Handshake - Man and Woman" by Amtec | CC BY-SA 2.0
Getting invited for an interview with a company or university is a big step. Learn how to put your best foot forward so that you will successfully earn the job.
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Job Search
job search compass
"Lost in a sea of opportunities" by Sebastien Wiertz | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Finding a job after graduation takes time and planning. Whether you are planning on a career in academia or not, read on to learn about some possibilities and how to prepare.
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Academic Job Search
Job Search
Non-academic Job Search
stairs going up
"Walls (and stairs) of Portugal: Lisbon #7" by Franck Michel | CC BY 2.0
First impressions can have a lasting impact. For search committees and employers, your cover letter is their first impression of you. Strong, persuasive cover letters can positively influence that first impression.
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Cover Letters
Job Search
number pad on a telephone
"060416 A Fuzzy Line" by Pete | CC BY 2.0
For many jobs, search committees will interview candidates over the phone or on Skype first. Performing well in these interviews is essential to getting to the next round of interviews.
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Interviewing
Job Search
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"ODConDisplay07" by FolsomNatural | CC BY 2.0
It is important to make the most of your Graduate School experience. In this interview, Rick Reis shares some of his best advice for successfully navigating graduate school and for preparing for what comes next.
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Good Practices
Navigating Graduate School
Job Search
The supporting beams on a ceiling
"Variety" by Jacques Holst | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Create the résumé that will land an interview--and get you in the front-running for the job.
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Career Development
Résumé
Job Search
a slice of cake
"Italian Cream Cake" by Einahpets23
Applying for jobs is like making a complicated dish. A little prep work now makes it easier to have great results when you're ready to go on the job market.
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Career Development
Job Search
A job listing provides vital information for job applicants. Learn what to look for so your application rises to the top of the stack!
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Career Development
Job Search
Non-academic Job Search
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"Curriculum Vitae" by the Italian voice
The Curriculum Vitae (abbreviated Vita or simply CV) is a document that summarizes your relevant research, work, and teaching experience. Use these tips to begin constructing a reader-friendly document that will help you get the job.
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Job Search
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