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 and January

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.

Interviewing Skills
August and February

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.

Job Negotiation Strategies
September and March

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.

Navigating the USA Job Application Process
October and April

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.

What can I do with a PhD?
November and May

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 and June

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.

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