Career Path Writing Solutions

Career Path Writing Solutions

Career Path Writing Solutions works with professionals, business owners, academics and students throughout their careers, offering all levels of help - from consulting, to writing, to editing.

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"I don't have any skills besides being an academic." Do you think this? Whatever your field, this article from a sc… https://t.co/z0vZgEjyPg
Based on observations from more than 10,000 job interviews, one search firm offers some tips on what NOT to do when… https://t.co/hBWyMtrrXe
Wondering what's the deal with Certified Professional #Resume Writers? They are career professionals who've demonst… https://t.co/8ziqVznpIa
Should you go on a second job interview if the first one raised red flags (about the company itself, the culture, e… https://t.co/ZJVf8Jzwdg
You find the idea of starting a business appealing but overwhelming. Where to start? What to sell? How to sell it—&… https://t.co/uSsUIJkInh
When researching #salary and determining what is a fair wage, look at @Salary .com to get a good idea of the range… https://t.co/lykq8h02jJ
The hiring process differs among organizations, but there are certain indicators that you're being strung along aft… https://t.co/NaO7xfhqKa
Expanding your organization's team to include remote staff? This overview of one company's approach to hiring, trai… https://t.co/q8nT9BMSJi
To anyone who has flirted with the idea of self-employment: @ScholarShape demystifies what it means to be a "consul… https://t.co/QLfMwkizfG
You already know it's important to ask questions during a job interview, but you might be wondering if certain ques… https://t.co/Okyrhx7Oad
Wondering what it's like to work at a particular company? Check out @Glassdoor to see anonymous employee reviews. #JobSearchTips
Received a job offer? Congrats! Here's a helpful list of 10 important questions to ask right now (if you don't alre… https://t.co/cpIqjQfh8g
There are 2 key things to think about money-wise when you're a PhD leaving academia, says financial advisor Mike Da… https://t.co/j92OBza043
So much truth to this statement. #procrastination https://t.co/CoOZf8OB6C
@chrishumphrey @hoganindc2015 @careerlinguist Thanks for the shout out, Chris. The book Two-Hour Job Search is also… https://t.co/IrJkinOYf7

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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: http://resources.careerpathwritingsolutions.com/2018/02/23/its-not-if-its-going-to-be-awkward-its-when-a-beginners-guide-to-successful-networking/
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: https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2017/05/03/ten-signs-youre-interviewing-with-the-wrong-companies/#1c4825c53645
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: https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2017/05/21/ten-unmistakable-signs-youre-not-getting-the-job/#22a7aa8ed1a5
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: http://resources.careerpathwritingsolutions.com/2018/02/08/how-to-translate-your-skills-into-language-non-academic-employers-understand/
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: https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2017/05/24/an-eight-step-guide-to-finding-selecting-and-managing-remote-staff/#85c6de836123
“The three phases of a productive relationship are ‘know you,’ ‘like you,’ and ‘trust you.’” https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2017/05/24/the-four-cs-of-earning-more-referrals/#9dfab6f21458
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: http://resources.careerpathwritingsolutions.com/2018/02/15/5-best-practices-for-resume-writing-that-transitioning-phds-need-to-know/
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?” https://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2017/05/03/heres-what-youre-interviewing-them-as-much-as-theyre-interviewing-you-actually-means/#6c03d71a6153
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: https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2017/05/26/five-good-answers-to-the-question-whats-your-greatest-weakness/#c047b193d83c
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! http://cmcoachingservices.com/blog/182-5-tips-for-grad-students-in-2018

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