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4 What have I learned during my years in grad school? ‘I have learned to be very effective – I can pull off a presentation on almost any area on a very short deadline.’ ‘I won’t have people fool me. I can tell if people know what they are talking about. Through constant interaction with students I have developed a very good sense of how committed someone is to a project or a goal. ‘I won’t have people fool me. I can tell if people know what they are talking about. Through constant interaction with students I have developed a very good sense of how committed someone is to a project or a goal.’ ‘I have learned to be persistent – I have learned to deal with negative feedback and failure and not let it bring me down.’ ‘Philosophy has helped me become both a critical and a strategic thinker. It has helped me become a critical thinker because it shaped my ability to identify important questions and raise issues in organizational environments, issues that people with a more technical training are not always aware of, e.g. ‘Why do things have to be done this way?’ It has helped me become a strategic thinker because it has pushed me to think hard about how things could be done otherwise.’ ‘Philosophy has helped me become both a critical and a strategic thinker. It has helped me become a critical thinker because it shaped my ability to identify important questions and raise issues in organizational environments, issues that people with a more technical training are not always aware of, e.g. ‘Why do things have to be done this way?’ It has helped me become a strategic thinker because it has pushed me to think hard about how things could be done otherwise.’

5 Higher level skills can be acquired more easily Personal skills tend to be harder to change

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9 CV vs. Resume CV Audience: Fellow academics or researchers in your field of study When used: For academic positions and research positions in government and industry Length: highly flexible (3-10 pages) Goal: Present a full history of your academic credentials; teaching: research; awards and services Focus: Representing your academic achievements and your scholarly potential Contents: Full list of professional and educational history Essential: List of publications, presentations, teaching experience, education, training, honors, grants Specificity: CV’s need less alteration to fit each specific job opening References: Usually listed at the end of the CV Resume Audience: General audience of employers seeking to hire for a variety of positions When used: Positions in business and industry and the non-profit sector Length: pages Goal: Present a snapshot of your skills and experience that communicates the ability to perform the job you seek Focus: representing experiences: job-related, extracurricular and volunteer, accomplishments, and skills you’ve used Contents: summary of experiences and skills most pertinent to position Essential: Skills and experiences related to the job you seek Specificity: Resumes should be adapted to fit each specific job you are applying References: Usually not listed on a resume

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12 Questions and Activities Take 5 minutes to create or re-create 2 resume bullets describing one of your recent achievements


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