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Looking for a job or fellowship? Use this checklist to guide you through the process, check the Block Career Center calendar for opportunities to connect with employers, and visit our Career Directions for industry-specific tips and websites. In addition, view the Featured Resources section below for tools specific to the academic job search, as well as job searches beyond academia.
Remember: You’re welcome (and encouraged!) to chat with a Friedman School Block Career Center Advisor as you complete any/all of these steps.
How much time will you be able to devote to your job search? Schedule it into your week, much as you would any class or other obligation. Set aside time for each of the steps listed here, i.e., learn about career options, strengthen your resume/CV and cover letters, search for and evaluate positions, tailor documents, apply, and follow up.
Set SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound) goals for yourself, e.g., “This week, I’ll schedule an appointment with a Block Career Center Advisor and review at least 5 job listings on two different search sites.”
As you plan, remember that different career fields have different recruiting timelines! Your process may not look like someone else’s, and that’s to be expected.
There are numerous ways to conduct career research, and we encourage you to begin with our Deciding Your Next Steps section. From there, the blog posts, featured employers, and resources listed in our Career Directions can help you drill down into particular career paths, potential employers and individual jobs of interest. Another great way to conduct research is to look at where Friedman School grads work via our Destination Outcomes page.
Networking is one of the most effective ways to learn about careers and employers. Best of all, you can learn from anyone: Members of your Friedman cohort, professors, past supervisors, family members, friends, and Friedman School alumni.