Career Clinics

The Professional Development and Career Office hosts 12 Career Clinics per year on six topics. Workshops are led by Career Services Professionals from our office. Dates subject to change.

Resumes and Cover Letters
July 19, 2018 and January 9, 2019

The workshop will highlight best practices for resume-building, emphasize how to market yourself effectively, and how to tailor your resume to a job description. In this workshop, you will critique various cover letters and create an outline of what you should include in your cover letter. We will also discuss how to write reference letter drafts for fellowships and other opportunities. Please consider bringing your resume, cover letter and a job ad of interest to you to the workshop.
•   Online resources coming soon.

Interviewing Skills
August 15, 2018 and February 12, 2019

This workshop will provide tips on the behavioral interview questions using the STAR technique. Examples of common interview questions, why hiring managers are asking these questions and examples of good responses will be highlighted. Participants will practice answering interview questions and receive feedback.
•   Online resources coming soon.

Job Negotiation Strategies
September 12, 2018 and March 14, 2019

Negotiating a job offer is not easy and research suggests almost 50% of us accept the first offer given. This workshop gives tips on how to answer the dreaded question "What salary are you seeking?" and provides examples of what to say when negotiating a job offer.
•   Online resources coming soon.

Navigating the USA Job Application Process
October 17, 2018 and April 17, 2019

USA jobs can be difficult to navigate. This workshop will cover which positions are applicable to PhDs, the GS scale, and how to submit a competitive application. Attendees will practice answering USA job questions required for all applications.
•   Online resources coming soon.

What can I do with a PhD?
November 13, 2018 and May 15, 2019

This workshop will highlight statistics on what careers Johns Hopkins alumni are in and what careers PhD scientists nationally have pursued. We will highlight what these careers involve and how you can gain skills. The workshop will include a career values activity that will help identify what is important to you when considering a career.

December 13, 2018 and June 13, 2019

LinkedIn is the resume of the future and an excellent way to market yourself. Learn about LinkedIn tools and tricks and how to optimize your profile for career success. LinkedIn is not just a job tool but a new way of networking and engaging to advance your career.

Online Resources

  1. Visit the All Careers Toolkit for resources on resumes and cover letters.
  2. Visit the All Careers Toolkit for resources on interviewing skills.
  3. Visit the All Careers Toolkit for resources on negotiation strategies.
  4. Visit the All Careers Toolkit for resources on navigating USA Jobs.
  5. Visit the All Careers Toolkit for resources on LinkedIn.