If you are considering applying for jobs beyond the academy, preparation will be key to a successful job search. For help with every stage of the application process, get started with the resources on this page. OCS advisers are also available for confidential, one-on-one consultations on your resumes and cover letters, interviewing preparation, negotiation strategy and decision-making. Make an appointment with us on the Yale Career Link.
Craft your Story
Still exploring options? Research Humanities and Social Sciences Ph.D. pathways and STEM Ph.D pathways. If you are also embarking on a search for faculty positions, get started with our resources on preparing for an academic job search in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM fields.
The story that you will tell through your application materials and interviews will be critical to your success. This narrative should convincingly and coherently convey your most relevant skills and experience to potential employers as well as your interest in the job. Use our tips to develop your professional narrative,
Convert your CV to a Resume
Get started by watching our 3-minute video on how to jump-start your job search. Be sure to devote adequate time to building and leveraging your professional network. Studies show that a majority of jobs are found through referrals, and making professional connections will allow you to tap into this “hidden job market”.
Many jobs outside the academy will require a professional resume, not an academic CV. Learn how to construct an effective resume which is a strategic, targeted document aimed at highlighting your fit for a particular position.
Master the Interview
Negotiation and Decision-Making
Research, preparation and practice are key to a successful interview! Get started with our tips and resources on different types of interviews.
Contemplating options? Develop a strategy for negotiating and making the best decision for you.
Advice from Catherine Sorbara, PhD via LinkedIn.
Article in MLA Job List, written by Jaime Cleland, Anne Donlon, Joe Wallace, and Emily Tobey.