How to Get a Job

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As a field we now have the ability with PsychWiki to create an ever-expanding compiliation of tools/tips to help with the application process, so feel free to add what you know and pass on what you have learned (and what you wish you had known!) when you were applying for a job in psychology.




Application Process Issues specifically about the CV!
 Q1a.jpg What is the application process?  Q1a.jpg What is a Curriculum Vitae?
 Q1a.jpg What are online resources about the application process?  Q1a.jpg What is the most important advice for crafting your CV?
 Q1a.jpg When do you apply?  Q1a.jpg What is the purpose of the CV?
 Q1a.jpg What jobs exist?  Q1a.jpg Should you tailor your CV to the specific position for which you are applying?
 Q1a.jpg What type of job do I want?  Q1a.jpg What is the sequence of sections?
 Q1a.jpg How is finding a non-academic job different than finding an academic job?  Q1a.jpg What is the sequence of content within each section?
 Q1a.jpg How is finding a post-doc different than finding other types of jobs?  Q1a.jpg What to do about gaps in your life story?
 Q1a.jpg How is a publication record evaluated or judged?  Q1a.jpg How much information should you include on the CV?
 Q1a.jpg Why do most people follow these rules about evaluating a publication record?  Q1a.jpg What are the formatting issues?
 Q1a.jpg How does authorship order affect the evaluation of a publication record?  Q1a.jpg What do I include in the top of the CV?
 Q1a.jpg What carries more weight, a review article or a empirical study?  Q1a.jpg What do I include in the section about education?
 Q1a.jpg What are the pros/cons of publishing a “short report”?  Q1a.jpg What do I include in the section about honors and awards?
 Q1a.jpg What is a cover letter?  Q1a.jpg What do I include in the section about professional experience?
 Q1a.jpg What is a Research Statement?  Q1a.jpg What do I include in the section about research experience?
 Q1a.jpg How do a write a research statement?  Q1a.jpg What do I include in the section about teaching experience?
 Q1a.jpg What is a Teaching Statement?  Q1a.jpg What do I include in the section about professional memberships?
 Q1a.jpg How do a write a teaching statement?  Q1a.jpg What do I include in the section about professional activities?
 Q1a.jpg How do I prepare for an interview?  Q1a.jpg What do I include in the section about grants?
 Q1a.jpg How do I prepare for a phone interview?  Q1a.jpg What do I include in the section about publications?
 Q1a.jpg What pitfalls should I avoid during the interview?  Q1a.jpg What do I include in the section about conference activities?
 Q1a.jpg If I have multiple offers, how do I choose?  Q1a.jpg What do I include in the section about colloquia and workshops?
 Q1a.jpg Is there a deadline for accepting or rejecting an offer?  Q1a.jpg What do I include in the section about references?
 Q1a.jpg What are Letters of Recommendation?  Q1a.jpg Where can I go to find more information about CV?
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- What is RAND?

- How is research conducted at RAND?

- What are the similarities and differences between RAND and academia?

- How to start seeking for employment at RAND?



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