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Assembling Your Employment Package Your package cover letter curriculum vitae or résumé statement of interests letters of recommendation additional materials Job Search Web Sites 1) Academic Careers Online http://www.academiccareers.com/

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your package
Your package
  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae or résumé
  • statement of interests
  • letters of recommendation
  • additional materials
slide3

Job Search Web Sites

1) Academic Careers Online http://www.academiccareers.com/

2) ScienceCareers.org http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/

3) Yahoo HotJobs http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/

4) Biospace http://www.biospace.com/

5) Monster.com http://jobsearch.monster.com/

6) NatureJobs http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/index.html

7) Science Careers http://resumegenie.com/jobs.asp?job=scientific%20career

8) Chronicle of Higher Education http://chronicle.com/jobs/

9) New Scientist http://www.sciencejobs.com/search.action

10) Abbott, Langer and Associates http://www.abbott-langer.com/biosumm.html?po01

11) Biotech Career Center http://www.biotechcareercenter.com/index.html

12) Academic Keys for the Sciences http://sciences.academickeys.com/index.php

cv versus r sum
CV versus résumé
  • CV
    • academic and some research jobs
    • comprehensive record
  • resume
    • most non-academic jobs
    • 1-2 page summary
    • tailored to job
similarities
Similarities
  • your may be one of hundreds
  • will be scanned initially, not read
  • make it clear and concise
  • write it yourself
  • avoid errors
r sum s
Résumés
  • education
  • experience
  • skills, techniques
    • research methods
    • computer
    • languages
  • awards, honors
r sum s8
Résumés
  • chronological
    • emphasize development
    • may be best if continuing
  • skills
    • emphasize skills
    • de-emphasize career disruptions
    • may be best if changing
experience highlight yourself
Experience: Highlight yourself

Biogen Corporation,

New Wilmington, KY

Staff Scientist

experience highlight yourself10
Experience: Highlight yourself

Biogen Corporation,

New Wilmington, KY

Staff Scientist

Staff Scientist

Biogen Corporation

New Wilmington, KY

experience use action verbs
Experience: Use action verbs

Responsible for supervising three technicians

experience use action verbs12
Experience: Use action verbs

Responsible for supervising three technicians

Supervised three technicians

r sum s chronological versus skills
Résumés: “Chronological” versus “skills”
  • chronological: career progression
  • skills: talents
r sum s science next wave 16 july 1999
RésumésScience Next Wave16 July 1999
  • paper version
  • scannable version
  • electronic version
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Scannable

Résumés

Peter FiskeScience Next Wave16 July 1999

formatting scannable resumes
Formatting scannable resumes
  • use 8.5” x 11” white paper
  • do not fold, staple
  • send original (laser printed)
  • use standard typefaces, dark type
  • don’t condense spacing
  • use all caps for section headings
  • avoid embellishments

Peter Fiske

scannable resumes maximizing hits
Scannable resumes: Maximizing “hits”
  • use common headings
  • include specifics (name software, etc.)
  • describe interpersonal traits
  • use >1 page if necessary
academic curriculum vitae sections
Academic curriculum vitae:sections
  • Education
  • Appointments
  • Awards
  • Professional Societies
  • Grants
  • Teaching Experience
  • Publications
publications key variables
Publications: key variables
  • no. of peer-reviewed, research articles
  • quality of journals
  • length of paper
  • number of related papers
  • number of authors
  • your place in the list of authors
publications
Publications
  • separate types of articles
    • research articles
    • review articles
    • abstracts
publications21
Publications
  • separate types of articles
  • make sure citation is accurate
    • authors (names, order)
    • journal
    • pages, volume, year
publications22
Publications
  • separate types of articles
  • make sure authorship accurate
  • use accurate designations for status
    • published
    • in press
    • under revision
    • submitted
cover letters
Cover Letters

January 17, 1997

Dear Dr. Allen:

I am writing in response

to the advertisement for neuro-

scientist published in the January

14, 1997 issue of The Journal of

cover letter
Cover letter
  • form
    • very brief (1 page)
    • write to a person
    • use their words
cover letter26
Cover letter
  • form
    • very brief (1 page)
    • write to a person
    • use their words
  • contents
    • what responding to
    • your qualifications
    • enclosures
    • plans for follow up
statement of interests form
Statement of interests: Form
  • introduction
  • past history
  • current activities
  • future directions
statement of interests general
Statement of interests: General
  • brief (1-4 pages)
  • carefully written
  • use headers
letters of recommendation31
Letters of recommendation
  • from whom
  • how to request
  • what to provide
letters from whom key variables
Letters from whom?key variables
  • how well they know you
  • how enthusiastic they are
  • how specific they are
  • who they are
how to request
How to request

“Can you provide a strong recommendation…

how to request34
How to request

“Can you provide a strong recommendation…

...for this job…

how to request35
How to request

“Can you provide a strong recommendation…

...for this job…

...by this date?

what to provide
What to provide
  • job description
  • CV or résumé
  • statement of interest
  • additional materials
what to provide37
What to provide
  • job description
  • CV or résumé
  • statement of interest
  • additional materials
  • brief personal presentation
additional materials39
Additional materials
  • reprints
  • manuscripts
  • fellowship application
  • teaching portfolio
managing your job search41
Managing your job search
  • make it easy to find you
managing your job search42
Managing your job search
  • make it easy to find you
  • maintain complete records
managing your job search43
Managing your job search
  • make it easy to find you
  • maintain complete records
  • prepare to be interviewed without warning
managing your job search44
Managing your job search
  • make it easy to find you
  • maintain complete records
  • prepare to be interviewed without warning
  • be prepared to travel
job interviews46
Job interviews
  • formal discussions
  • informal discussions
  • questions: answering and asking
  • delivering a “job talk”
job talks
“Job talks”
  • standard 1-hr research seminar
    • introduction (5-10 min)
    • internal sections (25-35 min)
    • closing (5-10 min)
    • questions (10 min)
job talks48
“Job talks”
  • standard 1-hr research seminar
  • specifics:
    • emphasize your role
    • acknowledge others
    • discuss future directions
summary
Summary
  • consider a wide range of options
  • get lots of info on self and careers
  • assemble dynamite package
  • prepare to visit
    • answering questions
    • asking questions