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Beyond the Bench: Initial Thoughts and Ideas to Consider for Your Job Search © Keith Scharnau, KAS Consulting March 14, 2008.

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1 Beyond the Bench: Initial Thoughts and Ideas to Consider for Your Job Search © Keith Scharnau, KAS Consulting March 14, 2008

2 Workshop Outcomes Objectives –Start thinking and talking about job search –Introduction to the Beyond the Bench series –Knowledge of the resources available through Blackboard

3 Your Post-Secondary Career How did (will) you: 1.Get accepted to your graduate program? 2.Get funding, awards and/or scholarships? 3.Complete your thesis/dissertation? 4.Get accepted to present at a conference? 5.Get published?

4 Your Work History How did (will) you: 1.Get part-time jobs in the past? 2.Get your first professional job with your first degree(s)? 3.Land a Teaching Assistantship? 4.Get accepted to work in your supervisor’s lab?

5 Your Post-degree Career What are your thoughts at this time? 1.Where is your greatest confidence in finding your first job? How can you capitalize on this confidence? 2.What reservations do you have as you prepare to embark on your job search? What will help you overcome these reservations? 3.What have you learned from previous job searches that you can apply now? What is your best job search tip?

6 What Does This Tell Us? You already have what it takes You know how to conduct a job search The message –Apply yourself to the task and you will see results

7 Looking Ahead Blackboard Tour –Seminar Information Beyond the Bench –PowerPoint Slides –Pre-work & Workshop Resources –Career Development Articles for Scientists –Web-based Resources »Biotechnology Companies and Organizations »Biotechnology Industry Links »Government Biotechnology Sites »Science Graduate Student Testimonials »Career Resources –Biotechnology Conferences

8 Job Search Session Pre-work Review both Self-Assessment Exercises –Employability Skills Inventory –Values Identification

9 Upcoming Sessions Beyond the Bench: Jobs and How to get Them –March 19th (Part I) & March 26th (Part II) –4:30 - 6:30 p.m. –G743 Beyond the Bench: Networking for Results –Date/location TBA

10 Questions? Thank You


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