Postdoctoral Office

Career Action

 

New “Career Action” Series for Postdocs/PhDs

Career Action Series
 

The Career Centre will be offering several round table discussions to help postdocs/PhDs take action on their careers. Bring your lunch and your questions for a facilitated discussion. Will take place Wednesdays 12:05-12:55 in 2-100 SUB (Students Union Bldg). Please RSVP here  

Slimming your CV to Create a Resume - October 16
Most of us have some version of a CV on file but what happens when you start looking outside of the academic arena for positions.  Suddenly you need to pare down a multipage document to no more than two sheets.  Come discuss how to make this a less daunting task with Career Centre Advisors Tyree McCrackin and Andrea Spevak.

Transitioning to the Workplace - November 20
Every transition in your life requires you to adapt to new expectations and leaving behind your PhD/Postdoc to move into a new career role is no exception.  Career Centre Advisors Tyree McCrackin and Andrea Spevak will share some common sources of tension and how you can better prepare yourself for your new job role.

Mastering Networking - January 15
Whether you are comfortable speaking with strangers or prefer to avoid networking events, let's talk about some strategies you can use to expand your network.    Career Centre Advisors Tyree McCrackin and Andrea Spevak will share some common sources of tension and how you can better prepare yourself for your new job role.

Acing the Interview - February 12
For most people, participating in job interviews is not a common activity. What are employers really looking for? What can you do to prepare for your next interview.  Career Centre Advisors Tyree McCrackin and Andrea Spevak have some tips to help you ace your next interview. 

Do I Qualify For This Job - March 11
For people who have spent most of their lives in an academic environment, job advertisements often seem to be written in an unknown language. How do I know if I should even apply? Join  Career Centre Advisors Tyree McCrackin and Andrea Spevak as they uncover some of the common mistakes people make in matching their abilities to job advertisements. 

Worthwhile Informational Interviews - April 15
You have found a company where you would like to work or identified someone on LinkedIn with whom you would like to connect, so what are the next steps? An informational interview can give you many insights into what a company is looking for, the work environment, types of work, career path to get there, and more.   Career Centre Advisors Tyree McCrackin and Andrea Spevak will share a common approach to starting your informational interview that may lead to a prospective job in the future.

Career Search Strategies - May 13
I have an idea of the types of jobs I would be interested in and am not sure the best way to go about looking for jobs. Do I just use Indeed? LinkedIn? What if I don't know the job titles in Canada? How do I know what jobs are in demand?  Career Centre Advisors Tyree McCrackin and Andrea Spevak will introduce some tried and true ways to find out about jobs that could suit your interests and needs.

Career Fears: Fighting Analysis Paralysis - Jun TBA
You have just landed your feet in your postdoc and you feel like you haven't had a chance to think about what you really want to do. Or you look at the options out there and are paralyzed by what you should do next. Or you have never been employed in the careers that appeal to you and wonder would it be the right thing for you. These are only a few fears that people may have, and we hope you can join us for a conversation that can give you the power to take action.

How to Negotiate - Jul TBA
You are getting ready for your job interview and have questions about start dates, wages, and more. When should you negotiate? What types of things can you negotiate? Who starts this process and are there ways I can get better at asking for what I need? Join  Career Centre Advisors Tyree McCrackin and Andrea Spevak for a discussion about negotiation in a non-tenure track position.