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 the Bloomberg School. 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.
_____ Develop a Networking Plan. Identify and choose people to connect with. Begin with people you know…faculty, classmates, former employers and colleagues, family members, and alumni. Collect new contacts and develop relationships. Create advocates who can be vigilant for new opportunities on your behalf.
_____ Network. 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 your profile.
_____ Research companies. 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.
_____ Engage in informational interviews. Contact alumni in the specific geographic area in which you seek employment (http://alumni.jhu.edu/). Treat the informational interview like any job interview. Wear appropriate attire, bring questions and resumes, and be prepared to talk about yourself and your skills.
_____ 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.
_____ 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.
_____ Research salary ranges in your specific field and geographic location(s) of interest. There are many informational sources on the Internet.
_____ 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 Annual Public Health Career Fair in Feinstone Hall and Gallery. It always takes place on the 1st Friday in March.