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Climb to the Top of the Heap: Essential Job Application Best Practices Shared by a Ph.D. Hiring Manager

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Climb to the Top of the Heap: Essential Job Application Best Practices Shared by a Ph.D. Hiring Manager

24 June 2021

12:00 p.m. ET

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Whether your job search has already started or is still a few years down the road, understanding how to read and interpret a position description is an essential skill. Accurate interpretation of a job description enables you to submit an application that is effectively tailored and targeted for the position of interest, thereby earning the rank of a top candidate for jobs in industry, academia, or the nonprofit sector.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Break down a job description to identify the specific skills and attributes sought by the employer to create a tailored resume.
  • Conduct timely and relevant “due diligence” about an organization and its industry to gain the knowledge necessary for drafting informed cover letters and having successful job interviews.
  • Identify key individuals at an organization to network with towards learning about the company culture and gaining inside tips on the hiring process. When done effectively, this can lead to developing a relationship with an employee who will submit an application on your behalf, bypassing the online submission portal that all other candidates funnel through.

You won’t want to miss all these tips and tricks to get your application to the top of the pile and be fully prepared to impress the interview team for the next job you seek.

This webinar will last approximately 60 minutes, including a live Q&A with the speaker.

Speaker bio

Josh Henkin, Ph.D.

STEM Career Services, L.L.C.

After years of successfully mentoring science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) job seekers, in 2014 Josh founded STEM Career Services, a career coaching company aimed at helping STEM graduates start and sustain careers outside of academia. Josh speaks and conducts workshops at conferences, universities, and institutes across the country and provides career coaching to STEM graduates at all career levels. These efforts earned Josh two elected terms on the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Board of Directors, where he sat on the executive committee and served as the nonprofit’s treasurer. In addition, Josh is an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship and AAAS/Science Careers Subject Matter Expert/Career Coach.

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