North Carolina State Career Development Talks

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North Carolina State Career Development Talks

Postby Dave Jensen » Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:07 pm

Street Savvy Science: Successful Job Seeking in a Recession
Presenter: Dave Jensen, "Tooling Up" Columnist and Forum Moderator, AAAS
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Location: Walnut Room , Talley Student Center
For the technical professional, looking for a job is always difficult because those "soft skills" are not taught at the university in science and engineering programs. To make it worse, traditional job seeking skills like responding to ads don't work very well if the economy isn't in good shape. In this presentation by Dave Jensen, AAAS "Tooling Up" columnist, you will hear about which tools to utilize and which skills to develop that will help you stand out from the pack in these recessionary times. Believe that responding to companies' Internet webstes is a good approach? Better think again...That's last on Jensen's list, and he will tell you exactly what happens when a resume or CV enters the pipeline via a company website. In this seminar, you will get the take-home skills necessary to be completely "street savvy" about your job opportunities and your career over the next few years of increasingly turbulent times.

Job Offer Negotiation Strategies for the Scientist
Presenter: Dave Jensen, "Tooling Up" Columnist and Forum Moderator, AAAS
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time: 12:30 noon to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Walnut Room , Talley Student Center
Working up a job offer is always difficult when you are attempting this tricky negotiation for the first time, whether it is for an industrial position or for a tenure-track appointment in academia. In this presentation, "Tooling Up" columnist Dave Jensen will discuss how important it is to understand all of the issues surrounding that prospective job offer, from both sides of the fence. By putting yourself in the shoes of your potential employer, you will be able to see exactly how issues like time, budget and personality fit into the equation. In an exercise showing how one Assistant Professor application moves through the process, Jensen will guide each audience member to see clearly where each of the possible stumbling blocks are, and he will help you maximize your job offers to suit your needs. There are lots of take home lessons provided in this 90 minute workshop, including fifteen (15) tips for better negotiations at home and at work.

***Please Note***: These workshops are open to both postdoctoral scholars and graduate students, and are co-sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) and the Graduate School's Professional Development Seminars (PDS) series.
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