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Maybe you have a networking event coming up--or you've been consciously avoiding such functions because they sound awkward. In this article from my Transitioning PhD Series, scientist-turned-entrepreneur Mike Davies, PhD assures, "It is not a matter of if things get awkward; it's just a matter of when. Don't worry, it's not you, it's EVERYONE!!" He offers 3 easy ways to make socializing at these events less anxiety-inducing and more beneficial for your career transition:
Should you go on a second job interview if the first one raised red flags (about the company itself, the culture, etc.)? Here's one perspective:
The hiring process differs among organizations, but there are certain indicators that you're being strung along after a job interview. Watch out for these 10 signs:
As a PhD in the process of changing careers, you might be worried about landing a job in your target field with a skill set that's more academically-oriented (teaching, research, service, etc.). One way to start bridging the gap? Identify your transferable skills. Beyond the Professoriate's L. Maren Wood, PhD has an approach that will help you see your existing experience with fresh eyes and boost your confidence and marketability:
Expanding your organization's team to include remote staff? This overview of one company's approach to hiring, training, and managing remote workers has useful pointers:
“The three phases of a productive relationship are ‘know you,’ ‘like you,’ and ‘trust you.’”
There's a lot of great advice out there on resume writing. But if you're an academic making a career switch, you're probably seeking strategies that acknowledge your existing CV—and the challenges of repackaging all that experience for new audiences. Part of my job is helping people navigate the CV-to-resume changeover, and I want to share what I've learned in my years of coaching PhDs in transition:
Before a job interview, the big question on your mind is probably something like, “What will they ask me?” But as you prep, don’t forget to also consider this: “What will I ask THEM?”
I help clients prep strategic answers to common—but tricky—job interview Q’s. This article offers 5 sample responses to “What’s your greatest weakness?” I favor the approach in #3, with a few tweaks that would link the answer back to key strengths:
Looking to build momentum in your career exploration and job search? Check out these five simple ways to set yourself up for success in 2018 from Career Coach Catherine Maybrey, PhD. I'm so thrilled my Transitioning PhD Series is on the list!
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