Quick career advice for graduate students and postdocs!
Keep busy during the quiet period by getting some quick answers to these important career questions:
9-9:25am: How can I update and refresh my LinkedIn profile?
9:25-9:50am: How do I tailor my resume bullet points for a specific job ad?
9:50-10:15am: How do I ask a professional I don’t know for an informational interview?
10:15-10:40am: How should I stay in touch with someone I just conducted an informational interview with?
10:45-11:10am: How can I structure my answers for behavioral interviews using the STAR method?
11:10-11:35am: How can I ask good questions as a candidate in a job/internship interview?
11:35am-12pm: How do I find salary information as part of my job offer negotiation?
12-1pm: Open forum career Q&A for graduate students/postdocs on Zoom
How do I tailor my resume bullet points for a specific job ad?
In this quick session, we will focus on the bullet points you use in your resumes for internships or full-time positions. We will cover how to tell mini stories using the “Skill – Context – Outcome” approach, and will share a couple of resources you can use as you are putting together your next, effective resume. We will answer as many resume questions that you bring to the chat as we can. If there isn’t time to get to your question, then join us for our open forum Q&A on Zoom from 12-1pm on the 22nd January (see: https://upenn.joinhandshake.com/events/640529), or sign up for our afternoon drop-ins or normal career appointments through Handshake for a 1:1 session with a career advisor. You can sign up for our extended same-day drop-ins on the morning of Friday 22nd January. Same-day drop-ins are also held every weekday from 2-3pm – look for open appointment slots between 9-11am each weekday morning.