Job Search Documents
The work experience section of your resume should be written in easily-skimmable bullet points. This post provides helpful tips for how to write readable bullet points that successfully communicate your expertise.
Thank you notes are an important part of conducting a job search and making professional connections. Once you begin writing thank you notes, you’ll be amazed at how little time it takes and how big of an impression they make.
Alongside your resume, your cover letter is one of the most important parts of your job application. Here are 10 common cover letter mistakes to avoid.
Alongside your resume, your cover letter is one of the most important parts of your job application. In a cover letter, you will expand on the skills you identify in your resume, providing concrete examples of how you’ve put them into action.
Many graduate students may feel hesitant about reaching out to advisors and supervisors for letters of recommendation; however, there are things you can do to help keep the process smooth and painless for both you and your recommenders.
It’s important that you not confuse CVs and resumes, as they each have very different lengths and content. This blog post will explain the key similarities and differences between these two important documents.
While resumes are almost always only one-page long, their content can vary greatly depending on the position to which you’re applying. Here is a list of common sections to include on your resume.
There are many ways to make your resume shine a little brighter. Take another look at your resume and consider these seven editing tips to improve your job-search document.
Although a graduate degree no longer guarantees you a faculty position, that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. What it does mean, however, is that you must be able to show potential employers the skills and experiences that make you stand out from other applicants.
Regardless of whether you would like to pursue a tenure-track faculty position or a career in industry, there are many steps you can take to begin building your CV or resume while in graduate school that can help your job documents stand out later.
A teaching statement should detail the underlying beliefs that inform the way you structure your courses and interact with students. When reading your statement, hiring committees will be looking to assess whether or not you can meet the teaching demands of the institution, if your teaching style aligns within the department, and how students will benefit from your instruction.
A research statement is a map for your career as a researcher, expanding on how you describe your research in your cover letter. A research statement should document a three- to five-year plan that lays out attainable goals.
In a diversity statement, you will draw on your personal background and past experiences to demonstrate your understanding of power, privilege, and the barriers to access faced by underrepresented populations.
Writing a cover letter for the faculty job search can be a stressful experience. Having some general principles in mind can ease that stress and streamline the process of writing your letter.
Applying to jobs in higher education or for further graduate study typically involves submitting a whole portfolio of documents. To expedite this process, you may want to sign up for a popular dossier service called Interfolio.