Not getting the hits you want from numerous job applications you’ve submitted? There’s no magic bullet to getting a job offer – it can take a month to find the right job or it could take 12 months. External factors such as industry hiring cycles can stretch out the time from job search to job offer. However, there may be some areas of your search that are holding you back. 1. Review the types of jobs you’re applying to. Are they a good fit for you? Do you actually have examples of using these skills or doing things similar to those listed in the “essential responsibilities” section? In any job search you should apply for jobs that stretch you a bit. You do not have to have every single skill or know every piece of software listed in the job ad. However, [...]
http://youtu.be/nl393d4wzXM If not academia, then what? Career exploration for PhDs Here's a list of common and emerging sectors: nonprofit, philanthropy, government, legal, marketing/PR, communications, business/strategy, consulting, operations, management, public safety and security services, social entrepreneurship, social impact careers What others would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments section.
http://youtu.be/AUvUBEYd-Rc Fatimah Williams, Ph.D., CEO and Founder of Beyond the Tenure Track, speaks to students at CUNY Graduate Center. We discussed strategies students can take to prepare themselves for the possibility of careers outside the academy throughout their graduate career. Students remarked that a number of the strategies presented would also help them be more highly sought after scholars and job candidates for academic positions. And you probably notice from the opening, that I like to have fun with my presentations and workshops. :-) For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org www.beyondthetenuretrack.com (Videography and editing by Nancy Musinguzi, email@example.com.)
I've been compiling a list of FAQs that I receive from graduate students and PhDs so that I can share insights with you. I'll occasionally post these FAQs and my responses in an effort to show that you're not the only one asking real, practical questions about nonacademic careers and to help you think through your career journey. This FAQ is from a client consultation I did via email with a prospective graduate student in filmmaking, who has a background in Anthropology and Digital Media. CLIENT FAQ: "I'm mostly looking for mentorship and guidance with some issues I'm struggling with in terms of my future professional pursuits. I know that I am not satisfied with the reality of pursuing filmmaking in isolation of my passion for community outreach and organizing, academia, writing and minority advocacy. However, I am stuck in discovering a way to integrate [...]