Career Clinic: Demystifying Cover Letters and Job Ads


Monday, January 11, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:30pm


Online - Zoom link shared upon registration
Facilitator: James Gould, PhD, Director, HMS/HSDM Office for Postdoctoral Fellows
Workshop Description: By understanding the job ad and aligning your cover letter to the content, candidates can quickly and concisely convey interest and job fit, all in just one page. This interactive workshop will cover the basics of crafting and tailoring your cover letter to address specific qualifications employers are looking for when they advertise open positions. Note: these workshops are interactive, there will be a short presentation followed by a facilitated discussion and peer review.
Submit your draft cover letter and job ad by 3:00pm on Thursday, January 7
Series Description: Going on the job market is much more than just submitting an application and watching the offers come rolling in. It’s about finding a good fit and concisely conveying your career trajectory. This interactive monthly series will help participants prepare their minds and materials for the job search process through peer review and guided exercises.
The 2021 Career Clinics will be held the 2nd Monday of the month.