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2013-14 Winter Break Checklist

Take advantage of your winter break by reviewing and following up on career and job search activities. Here are a few things you can do to get your job search off the ground for the new year!

_____  Review your current resume. Your current resume should begin to incorporate your degree information at JHSPH. List concentrations, relevant coursework, capstone projects, etc. Create one long resume which includes all education and experience plus thematic resumes for your different interest areas. You can visit the Career Services Office webpage on RESUMES & CVs.

_____  Helpful Resources. Visit the Career Services webpage to get more information on interviewing, networking, review past events/presentations, etc.

_____  Update your Resume. For sample resumes, check the RESUMES & CVs page on the Career Services website.

_____  Log into JHSPHConnect to review employer information and see what jobs employers are looking to fill. Login: Your JHED ID; Password: “jhsph”.  This is a jobs database exclusive to JHSPH students and alumni.  Approximately 35-45 new positions are posted weekly.

_____   Develop a Networking Plan.   Now that you have identified organizations, faculty, alumni and classmates, and updated your profile in LinkedIn, come up with a plan to network with them and collect new contacts.  Start setting up informational meetings through introductory emails.

_____  If you do not already have a profile in LinkedIn, create one now. If you have a profile, take the time to review and edit your current profile.  Or upload your resume into LinkedIn to complete the field. Tip Sheets are available here.

_____   Identify five organizations that you could envision yourself working for once you complete the program. Know as much as possible about the organizations that interest you.  You can find this information at a listing of Public Health Job Hunting Links

_____  Identify a few faculty who you would like to be connected with 3-5 years from now. Networking helps you learn more about your field of interest. Most jobs are found through networking.  Focus on quality relationships with key faculty, rather than quantity.

_____  Staying in Baltimore for the Winter Break? Come to the two-day Career Services Winter Intersession Course - A Toolkit for Career Success & Community Life Competence.

_____  Familiarize yourself with other public health job databases:  Emory’s Public Health Employment Connection; Public health Jobs.net; etc.  More public health job hunting websites can be found at our Careers Services website.

_____  As you plan your spring schedule, set aside a couple hours each week to devote to your career search.

_____  RESUMANIA – Part 2. Keep an eye for another RESUMANIA event to have a quick 10 minute review done of your resume.

_____  SAVE-THE-DATE for the 30th Annual Public Health Career Fair on Friday, March 7, 2014 in Feinstone Hall and Gallery.