STEM Job Search, Part 6 – How to Prepare for an Informational Interview

Informational Interview Overview An informational interview is an informal, focused conversation about a topic that interests you. In the context of a job search, these interviews revolve around meeting someone who can share valuable insights into what it’s like to work in a specific role, company, or industry. Informational interviews are a great networking tool … Continue Reading

STEM Job Search, Part 5 – How to Ask for an Informational Interview

You’ve sent your personalized LinkedIn invite. The person accepts. Now what? Most people invite someone to connect, wait for them to accept, and leave it at that. You’re going to do things differently. Once this person becomes a 1st-degree connection, you can view the profiles of their connections. You can also use LinkedIn’s messaging feature … Continue Reading

5 Strategies for Building a Strong Engineering & Science Resume

The most common mistake I see when working with scientists and engineering professionals is information overload. Information overload shows up as confusing industry jargon, unfamiliar acronyms, or overly detailed job descriptions while neglecting the impact you delivered. So how can you present your technical skills, knowledge, and achievements in a way that leaves a positive … Continue Reading

Post-Interview Follow-Up

How to Navigate the Post-Interview Follow-up Period without Going Insane

Unfortunately, most of the job search process involves waiting. This part can be particularly agonizing during the post-interview follow-up stage, when you are waiting to hear about the next steps in the hiring process. You don’t want to come across as pushy, desperate, or overly eager and hurt your chances of getting the job. However, … Continue Reading

The Post-Interview Thank-You Letter: The Most Underutilized Tool in a Jobseeker’s Arsenal

First, why is the post-interview thank-you letter important? There are many reasons why a post-interview thank-you letter is important in the hiring and interview process. It has the power to leave a solidify a positive impression with your interviewers by: Believe it or not, many employers expect a thank-you letter. However, according to an Accountemps … Continue Reading

STEM Resume Breakdown, Part 1 of 6 – How to Create an Attractive Resume Header

As a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) professional, writing your resume is more challenging due to the highly technical nature of your role. My inspiration for creating this series was to help alleviate the stress and overwhelm that comes with writing a resume while cutting through the bullshit and other conflicting resume writing advice … Continue Reading

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