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Academic Scientists at Work: The Job Talk

If you want to win the race, you need to present what the search committee, department chair, and all the department faculty need to see and hear to motivate them to offer you a position. Chances are the position will be in a department with faculty members who have varied research interests, all of whom have some stake in the hire. Hence, your audience will be a complex mix of scientists with distinct and diverse standards. While this sounds challenging, good organization and a clear idea of what is expected will help you in your quest for the dream position. This article will discuss what you need to present in your job talk, how to organize it, and how to prepare your slides.

Boss, Jeremy M. and Susan H. Eckert. Science (2004). Careers>Presentations>Research


Developing and Maintaining Your Professional E-Portfolio

This 29-slide PowerPoint presentation addresses the challenges of developing and maintaining a professional electronic portfolio. Beginning with an introduction to the genre and its purposes, the lesson covers aspects of portfolio development from selecting to showcasing pertinent academic and professional documentation. Included are examples from sample portfolios, advice on how to avoid design mistakes, and further resources for setting goals and collecting materials throughout the portfolio process.

conneXions (2008). Careers>Portfolios>Presentations


The Invisible Writer

Telecommuting benefits companies: it lowers costs and saves space –no rental of your office space; it lowers absenteeism –You don’t have to take time off as much as the next worker; it increases productivity – fewer distractions.

Allen, Daree. STC Proceedings (2008). Careers>Telecommuting>Presentations


Writing Win/Win Proposals   (PDF)

Win/win proposals benefit both the freelance technical communicator and the client. Not only do they get you the job, but they establish a clear understanding of the obligations of both parties that you can refer back to later as the project unfolds. The progression presentation examines the essential elements of a winning proposal, including background information, recommendations, scope of work, assumptions made in preparing the proposal, task and activity breakdown, time estimate, detailed schedule, personnel profiles, fees and expenses, terms and conditions, and relevant work experience.

Kent, Duncan A. STC Proceedings (1996). Careers>Freelance>Presentations

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