Today we’re joined by Jeff Dunn, who works as a Campus Relations Manager for Intel. He took some time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions about his line of work and provide advice to PhD students looking for jobs.
We are thrilled to present the first in a series of blog posts written by Anna Trester. Some posts in the series will be advice posts about the job search like this one, while others will be interviews with linguists who have pursued multiple careers. You can find them all and more over at her blog, Career Linguist.
Networking is an essential component of job searches today. According to L. Maren Wood, your chances of landing a job by sending a resume in response to a job posting are less than 10%. Meeting with someone from the company or finding out about a job from an acquaintance increases your chances to over 50%. Panelists at the Beyond Academia 2015 Conference also emphasized this point – if there is one thing you need to do …
Day 2 of the conference began with an encouraging keynote from L. Maren Wood, who told us about the excellent job prospects for PhD holders.
Welcome back to Part 2 of L. Maren Wood’s seven tips for transitioning to a non-academic career. Maren is a keynote speaker at this year’s conference and the founder of the Lilli Research Group. This article originally appeared on the Chronicle of Higher Education.