You can’t ignore it or pretend it’s not there. When should we start considering our next position and how to get it? When we set out to try a new method or design a new experiment we spend hours researching and customizing the best approach. It seems logical that we would put the same or more effort into developing a strategy for our career path. Use this post and the related links to help you in planning and better executing your job hunt.
“The higher education job market is competitive. Put your best foot forward and increase your chances of landing your next job in academe with the useful tips, advice, and job search strategies…” from HigherEdJobs.com
“Everything That You Say/Write Will Be Used Against You” “There is probably a correlation between the amount of effort you expend and the success of your job seeking efforts. After all, you might be the best candidate, but the best candidates do not always get selected for interviews, it is the candidates that present themselves in the best possible manner. Therefore what you write, how you write it, and what you say actually matter. Care should be taken to draft well-written materials.”
“A well-written cover letter can be equally important as an impressive resume or CV…”
“A resume is more than just a list of dates, job titles, and duties. It is your time to impress…”
“In addition to writing an effective cover letter and resume, there are many other “softer” yet equally important skills that are necessary to include in your job search toolkit. See below for information and advice on preparing for and succeeding in interviews, networking, effectively using social media, marketing yourself, using references, finding the right job or institutional “fit,” and other key points for building an effective strategy for job search success.”