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Negotiating the Job Search


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Negotiating the Job Search

The job search can be an exhausting and cumbersome process, especially if it occurs toward the end of one’s graduate study – which is often a busy time of pressure, stress, and uncertainty.  With this in mind, we offer the following recommendations for navigating the job search as a three-step process.  Stage 1 – identify goals (the type of job you wish to secure, salary range, geographic location, etc).  Stage 2 – search open positions by utilizing multiple avenues (professors, search firms, website postings, conferences, etc).  Stage 3 – apply (update resume/CV, write cover letters, identify/notify professional and academic references, submit application, send thank you notes, etc).
Relevant workshops (see Calendar for current workshops)
  • Academic Job Search
  • Mock Interview 
  • Be Searchable: Online Portfolios
  • The Job Talk
  • Negotiating the Job Offer
  • "The Academic Job Market: An Ecological Introduction" by Leonard Cassuto

  • Search  "career," "academic," "alt-ac" or "moving on" on the PLAN Resources page for links to workshop materials and other resources. 
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