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Academic job applications can be up to fifty pages long - huge! #BeyondProf
With academic jobs, you find the postings in the same places, the applications are long, and the process is cyclical - the exact opposite of the non-ac market! @drmarenw #BeyondProf
The transition can be hard - we become steeped in academic culture, even though we might not dream of professorship #BeyondProf
& @FromPhDtoLife built #beyondprof out of their own experiences - they know what it feels like to face the unknown in a new job market!
In academia, credentials matter - and so does productivity. #BeyondProf
#BeyondProf, employers are interested in your skills. Your credentials fall at the bottom of the list (and often the bottom of your resume!)
Evaluate ALL the skills you’ve acquired in grad school - not just the degree. Employers don’t necessarily know what it takes to get through grad school.
How does your skill set fit into their organization? How is it going to solve their problems? #BeyondProf
Most jobs will not ask for a PhD - they will ask for different things. Don’t miss out by only looking at jobs that require one! #BeyondProf #PhDchat
says - you haven’t made a poor life choice and gotten a PhD, anyone applying for any job has to prove their skill set! #BeyondProf
Outside of academia, connections are important! Networking and informal interviews are key - @insidehighered has a great piece on those:… #BeyondProf
What’s the difference between a CV and a resume? Coles notes - a CV is a “gold star list”. @DrWhiteRamsey is going to give us more details later today!#BeyondProf

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May 5, 2018
is here, talking about writing impactful resumes! #BeyondProf
She works at @indeed and has her own consulting business ChelaWorks: #BeyondProf
Anatomy of a resume: 1. Be reachable, 2. Include a summary highlighting your experience, 3. List your most relevant skills, 4. Professional accomplishments, 5. Education (right at the end!) #BeyondProf
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Create and maintain a great social media profile, esp. on LinkedIn! #BeyondProf
Ask about hiring patterns - especially those in your chosen field with years of experience! Longevity is key - can help you identify shifts #BeyondProf
Attend career fairs! Campus career fairs are an awesome resource! #BeyondProf
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This is SO COOL - @Cate_Maybrey found this awesome resource to identify contract opportunities and organizations:
The jobs aren’t disappearing, they’re just changing and moving! #BeyondProf
Look into these contract research organizations and include this research in your strategy - great advice from @Cate_Maybrey #BeyondProf
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May 5, 2018
This is @Cate_Maybrey’s fifth time (!!!) presenting at the #BeyondProf conference! She’s one of our favourites 😍
is going to answer ALL of your questions - so don’t be shy! #BeyondProf
Normally @Cate_Maybrey talks about hiring from the employer’s perspective - but today she’s talking about how the ways we work are changing! #BeyondProf
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May 5, 2018
Step 3 - research employers of interest. What do they value in employees? Put those killer research skills to work! #BeyondProf
Lay the groundwork - research past job ads, build connections on LinkedIn for when the next opportunity comes around #BeyondProf
Everyone is going to look you up on LinkedIn. Your profile needs to be aimed at a professional audience! #BeyondProf
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May 5, 2018
You’ve got to reimagine what a career is. Academia sets us up to believe in the life-long career...the market isn’t like that! #BeyondProf
You’re going to move around a lot - sometimes within a company, oftentimes not.
Sage advice from @drmarenw’s partner - you don’t need to figure out what you want to do forever, but think about what you’d like to try next! #beyondprof
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