Job Search

Now more than ever before, doctorate holders are qualified to pursue careers in fields far beyond academia, including administration, business, consulting, industry, law, and policy. In order to make the job search as easy as possible, BU’s BEST has developed general job search strategies along with workshops catered to specific fields.

Once you’ve determined a couple of possible career opportunities, it’s time to develop talking points and an elevator pitch for networking events, update your resume and cover letter, and perfect your online branding via LinkedIn. Each step of preparation increases your chance of standing out in the applicant pool, increasing your chance of landing an interview and job offer.

Informational Interviewing can be a great way to gain information about a career and jump start your networking.  Use these informational interview questions as a jumping off point.