Dressing for Success

2018-10-02T02:29:26+00:00March 29th, 2016|

Lately, we’ve been talking about applying to jobs, having the best resume, and learning and implementing successful interview strategies. While the importance of these topics cannot be emphasized enough, there is another topic that is often overlooked while focusing on these details - style and dress. I know, it's a topic that academics often feel is superficial - but that doesn’t make it any less important when presenting yourself professionally. Last week I joined a really fun Twitter chat led by Jen Polk of From PhD to Life discussing style and clothing for academics. Some of the overarching issues tend to focus on balancing the line between personal style and professional expectations, and procuring quality garments on a reasonable budget. Here are some of the clothing conundrums and related advice your colleagues talked about during the #wiithaPhD chat: What advice would you [...]

The Most Important 15 Minutes of Your Job Search

2018-10-02T02:29:26+00:00March 1st, 2016|

It goes without saying that the job interview is super important. (Did you see how I underlined, italicized, and bolded “super”?) The invitation to interview is the company’s way of saying: “We think you have potential here. We’ll invest the 15-30 minutes in our busy day to talk to you and see if there’s a fit between what we need and what you do. And, oh yeah, we also want to make sure that we’ll like you and that you’ll fit into our organizational culture and team.” That’s a ton of information to determine in a single interview. Some companies will invite job candidates to a brief 15-minute interview by phone or Skype, otherwise known as the Screening Interview. Then if they want to continue to explore your candidacy, they’ll offer a second and possibly even a third interview that are more substantial [...]

“I’m a quick learner” and other phrases to avoid

2016-02-23T07:00:26+00:00February 23rd, 2016|

So remember our public health professor friend from the last post. Last we left off she was making headway on her transition from a faculty position. She had received two interviews at ACME Health Ventures and ABC Family Foundation. After just a few short weeks of beginning her job transition and submitting applications, she’s gaining traction. Yes! (fist pump) Here are two things that you can learn from our Public Health professor’s interview experience: Beware the trap question. The first question they asked her was, “You’re a tenure track prof at a top institution. Why would you leave that for this job?” Believe it or not most people don’t have a clue what professors do on a day-to-day basis. From the outside, it looks like professors have a cushy job of thinking, writing and talking. The outside also buys into the prestige [...]

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