Getting to the Interview: CVs, Resumes, and Cover Letters
This workshop will present strategies and guidelines for crafting highly effective job application documents. Content will include best practices for both academic and industrial job markets with a focus on evaluating your own CV, resume, or cover letter objectively from the perspective of an employer. Participants are encouraged to bring a working draft of a CV and/or resume.
Participants will have an opportunity to play "hiring manager" through a small group activity. Based on a job description and sample resumes, participants will decide which candidate they'd like to interview.
- 11:30 a.m.: Lunch
- 12:00 p.m.: Presentation of materials
- 1:30 p.m.: Practical Activity
All postdocs and students are encouraged to attend. Mentors and supervisors who are interested in resources for advising postdocs are also welcome.