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DC Area Career Development Workshops: Preparing for a Career Fair - 16 and 25 September

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:02 am
by Brianna Blaser
Planning to attend STEM Talent 2008: A Symposium and Career Fair for Postdocs in the Capital Region? Want help marketing yourself to potential employers? Looking to create a winning resume? Want to strategize about immigration issues?

Plan to attend one of the two free pre–career fair workshops designed to help you prepare for life after your postdoc.

Getting the Most Out of a Career Fair
Thursday, 25 September 2008
8:00 am - 12:00 noon
AAAS Second Floor Auditorium
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Cost: Free

Getting the Most Out of a Career Fair, sponsored by AAAS/Science and Rockville Economic Development, Inc., (REDI) will cover topics related to:
* Preparing for Career Fairs,
* Resume Writing, and
* Immigration Issues.

For more information and to register for the event, click here.

Since space is limited, registration is required. Regrettably, walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Questions? Contact Brianna Blaser, Ph.D. ( bblaser@aaas.org, 202-326-6542 )

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CV and Resume Writing: Preparing for an Effective Job Search
Tuesday 16 September 2008
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Masur Auditorium, NIH
Bethesda, MD
Cost: Free

CV and Resume Writing: Preparing for an Effective Job Search, sponsored by NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education and REDI, will cover:



* Differences between resumes and CVs, when to use each, and how to write and edit these documents to attract employers more effectively.
* How to prepare for a job fair, how to take advantage of time spent at a fair, and how to follow up with employers after the fair.
* Specific information about how to approach employers, how to dress for the fair, what to take along, etc.

Note: attendance at this event will qualify you to participate in the popular CV slam, obtaining personal feedback on your document.

For more information and to register for the event, click here.

Questions? Contact Lori Conlan, Ph.D. ( conlanlo@mail.nih.gov )

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These events are for postdoctoral researchers only. Participants must have completed their Ph.D.s within the last five years.

Please do not register for both events. The events will contain similar information except with regard to immigration issues; immigration issues will be addressed only at the AAAS event.