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Career Planning and Self-Assessment
Taking a Skills Inventory
Conducting Informational Interviews
Connecting with Opportunity
Putting Together an Effective Resume
Interviewing and Negotiation
Try, Try Again!
These are skills which are at the core of success in any field you decide to pursue, and they are the skills you should be actively cultivating as you move through your educational career.
As a part of your self-assessment process, take time to inventory all of the possible skills and experiences you have acquired in your lifetime and don't leave anything out! Even experiences that don't seem relevant could someday give you an extra edge on a job application.
This step is vitally important because when the time comes for you to start writing a resume for an actual position, you will use these skills as building blocks to create a tailored picture of your expertise appropriate for that specific job.
For more information on creating a skills inventory, check out the clip below from Peter Fiske's webinar, Putting Your Science to Work.
APS Webinette: Putting Your Science to Work - Transferable Skills
To learn what specific skills high energy PhD graduate Megan Anzelc serve her in her current career at CNA insurance, watch the the following clip below from her webinar, Career Self-Advocacy: How I Got My Six-Figure Salary in the Private Sector.
APS Webinette: Career Self-Advocacy - Skills which Transfer to an Industrial Environment