The PhD Handbook for the Academic Job Search: An owner’s manual for finding jobs


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“The PhD Handbook for the Academic Job Search: an owner’s manual for finding jobs” is the latest from Will Coghill-Behrends and Rebecca Anthony about the academic job search process for folks seeking teaching, research and related positions in academe. “The PhD Handbook for the Academic Job Search,” is an invaluable resource that describes the process from start to finish (including some things to do before you enter your job search year). Job Seeking in academe can be brutal, demoralizing and downright confounding. This handbook will help you feel not so beaten up by helping you identify employment possibilities, better understanding the selection process, and maximizing your appearance, both in person, in print, and online, so that you can get the job you started working toward several years ago. This as much about finding out who you are professionally and personally as it is successfully navigating the process. This resource contains several activities that will help you identity and better define your professional identity. By streamlining your marketing and self-promotion plan, you’ll be better able to focus on getting what you came for: your degree AND a job! We think that many academics have forgotten how to laugh along the way. We’ll help you see this process more positively, and see yourself more professionally, so that search committees can see you as their new colleague. This book contains several valuable resources including, the PhD Planner (25 planners and organizational tools to help you organize all the critical tools and tasks of your job search, including: application materials, philosophy statements, teaching tools, job talks, budget and the negotiations/offer process); sample CVs, cover letters, portfolio frameworks, and interview questions; and a tremendous job-seeking resource: a directory of professional associations and organizations for all academic areas. The PhD Handbook for the Academic Job Search will help you get a job without needing a PhD in the Job-Seeking Sciences!