Career Clinic: Demystifying Job Ads and Cover Letters


Thursday, August 18, 2022, 2:00pm to 3:30pm


Online - Zoom link shared upon registration
Facilitator: James Gould, PhD, Director, HMS/HSDM Office for Postdoctoral Fellows
Workshop Description: Please note, Career Clinics are interactive workshops and registrants are expected to prepare assignments in advance and turn cameras on during the workshop.
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 and include group discussion and peer review, participants are expected to submit a draft cover letter and the job ad by 10am the Tuesday before the workshop.
Please upload a copy of the job submission and draft cover letter by 12pm on Tuesday, August 16
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.