How to Conduct a Successful Job Search (and Mistakes to Avoid)


Workshop by Beyond the Professoriate on How to Conduct a Successful Job Search (and Mistakes to Avoid).

Many graduate students find the prospect of a new career outside of academia to be overwhelming. It is important that students recognize that there are stages to a career transition. Each stage has corresponding goals and strategies that can help accomplish their ultimate goal of beginning a meaningful career after their degree. This workshop introduces students to the stages of the job search and helps students identify how to move through a career transition with purpose and strategy.

After attending these events, students will be able to:

  • Recognize the needs of academic vs non-academic hiring committees and managers, and how these differences require differing job search strategies.
  • Identify the different stages of the PhD career transition and corresponding goals.
  • Evaluate their own readiness for a professional job search.
  • Develop SMART goals to guide their career exploration and job search process.

This 75-minute interactive workshop is followed by a 15-minute Q&A session. An accompanying 20-page workbook helps students apply what they learn to their own job search.

March 28th from 12-1.30pm via Zoom.

Registration required (info TBA)