Category Archive: Job Search Strategies

Jul 20

Mailbag: Customizing Resumes – Part 2

Last week I discussed making big changes to customize your resume for each open position. This week we’ll talk about the “micro changes” that can make a big impact on the success of your application. The little changes involve the specific words and terminology you should use on the resume. Take your cues from the …

Continue reading »

Jul 13

Mailbag: Customizing Resumes – Part 1

Over the last few weeks we have been asking for readers and followers to submit questions. Here is one we received, as well as my thoughts on the issue. Q) What does resume customization really look like? I’ve read about it on resume advice websites, but what does it really mean and look like in …

Continue reading »

May 18

New Beginnings: Advice for transitioning from grad school to career

  With commencement taking place this weekend, I can’t help but think of the transition that will take place for grad students who have completed their programs. Particularly for those students receiving terminal degrees, there likely will not be further formal education in your future, and a new set of habits and behaviors will be …

Continue reading »

Apr 06

Job Offers and Negotiations

Congratulations, you’ve received a job offer! But now what? Is the salary competitive? Do any benefits seem to be missing? Should you try to negotiate? The answers to these questions do not come naturally to most people, and graduate students often lack experience interpreting the terms of a job offer and recognizing the strength of …

Continue reading »

Mar 09

Turn Spring Break Into Your Lucky Break

Spring Break is next week, and while many undergrads will be traveling to faraway lands of sunshine and sand, the graduate students who are taking or teaching classes will enjoy having additional time to focus on other initiatives. In fact, next week can be one of the most productive job search opportunities, even if it’s …

Continue reading »