In this workshop, I discuss how employers view PhDs and postdocs. We examine how to position yourself for the non-academic job market: how to think about yourself, how to describe yourself, and how to reach out to others. We then go through the mechanics of a non-academic job search. At the end of this session, you should be able to conduct a non-academic job search on your own, whether you ever want or need to. Two hours with lots of time for Q&A PDF of slides and native excel copies of the tool reviewed in the session.
Dr. Anne Krook
Anne Krook began her career as an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she taught for seven years before moving to Seattle. After a stint in restaurant bartending, she joined Amazon.com. During thirteen years at the company, she held various roles in US and international website development, program management, internal audit, and infrastructure. She then worked as VP of Operations at a startup, Mindbloom, and then as VP of Operations at Synapse, a product design engineering company in Seattle. In addition to her university consulting practice, she chairs the Board of Directors of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQ+ people and everyone living with HIV.