Title: "Part 1: Beginning a Job Search: Academic, Industry, Government..."
Speaker: Rebecca W. Doerge; Department of Statistics, Department of Agronomy, Purdue University

Place: SMITH (SMTH) Hall 108
Date: February 18, 2014; Tuesday
Time: 4:30pm


This is a two part seminar. Part 1 includes details of the job search and interview process for both Masters students , Ph.D. students, and Postdocs. We will discuss what to think about prior to applying for a job, how to apply, details of a resume', details of a Curriculum Vitae (CV), Teaching Statements, and Research Statements. Once you get a job interview, you need to be prepared. We will discuss preparation, travel, expenses, dress, and what goes on during and after the interview. Part 2 (February 25, 2014) will cover: Once you are offered a job, we will discuss what to consider, how to negotiate, how to decline a job offer, etc. The information and skills that will be presented are valuable for Masters and Ph.D. students, and Postdocs, seeking either full time employment. *Sponsored by the Purdue University Postdoc Association
Associated reading:

1. Center for Career Opportunities (CCO), Purdue University

2. Applying for a Job (U.S. Department of Labor)

3a. How to write a cover letter.
3b. How to write an academic cover letter.

4. Academic Job Application Checklist

5. Academic Job Interview Advice

6. Academic Intervi ew Questions

7. Tricky (Industry) Interview Questions

Click here www.stat.purdue.edu/~doerge/BIOINFORM.D/SPRING14/sem.html for a full schedule of BIOINFORMATICS SEMINARS, past and present.