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On Hacking the Job Market

In this 90-minute workshop Dr. Karen Kelsky (see bio below) will walk you through the conditions of the current American job market, the most common mistakes made by job-seekers, and the ways you can maximize your chances of success while looking for a post-grad school job.

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Also available as a live webinar.

We’ll cover:

  • The big-picture conditions of the U.S. tenure-track and other job markets
  • How to think like a search committee
  • The characteristics of competitive candidates
  • The all-important 5-Year Plan
  • The ethos of job market documents
  • The most common mistakes
  • The keys to interviewing
  • How to negotiating your offer
  • The non-academic option

We also look at the common errors of approach, including over-sharing, excessive humility, and hyper-emotionalism, and confront the larger twin obstacles of Imposter Syndrome and denial. You’ll leave with a broad understanding of the real (as opposed to fantasy) criteria of hiring processes, and how to tailor your record and application materials to maximize your chances of success.
Includes time for Q and A.

Workshop is part of Grad Appreciation Week.

Dr. Karen Kelsky is the Founder and President of The Professor Is In, which provides advice and consulting services on the academic job search and all elements of the academic and post-academic career. She speaks nationally and internationally on topics related to Ph.D. professionalization, and is a weekly columnist at Chronicle Vitae.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Memorial Union Building (MU), Horizon Room
2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331

Event Type

Lecture or Presentation

Event Topic

Career Development






Graduate School
Contact Name

Karen Hanson

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