Whether you have chosen to pursue a PhD to gain an academic, research, or alternative position, at the end of the journey, you will be "on the market". When it comes to interviewing, there is no such thing as too much advice when it comes to tips, tricks, and how-tos. 

Here are just a few of our favorite resources. Part 1 is on conference attendance, while part 2 focuses on the job market more explicitly!

Part 1. Conference Etiquette. 

  •  Get business cards with your name on them (and remember to bring them with you) 
  • Review the conference schedule and attendance list. Send emails for coffee dates to faculty and professionals you would like to meet and talk with while there (be bold!) 
  • When you do meet with someone, write a reminder to yourself about what you talked about, a unique identifier, so when you get home you can recall the conversation
  • Remember to send thank you emails

 

Part 2. The Post-PhD Job Hunt.

Ever wondered what it looks like to do a PhD? 

This video is a vlog depicting one day from my post-PhD job hunt, in which I had two academic interviews. The first was in person, and the second was over skype. Watch to see how I was feeling before the interviews, my off-the-cuff reaction after each interview, and a summary of the pros and cons of a skype interview. Come back for part two next fortnight, to hear the outcome of these interviews and more about the job search. 

 

Ever wondered what it looks like to do a PhD?

 

This is a follow-up video to the Post-PhD Job Hunt Vlog, providing more details on how I prepared for my interviews, the outcome of the interviews, and the feedback I received. Please share your own experiences on the academic job market below.