What type of job do I want?

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*# and [[The Interview | during your campus visit]] you must tailor your presentation to the audience at that school.
*# and [[The Interview | during your campus visit]] you must tailor your presentation to the audience at that school.
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*How do I determine my career goals and interests?
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* How do I determine my career goals and interests?
*#See the [[Career Planning]] page that walks you through the questions to ask to identify your career goals. There is also a worksheet attached to help you integrate all the expectations and goals into a Strategic Plan.
*#See the [[Career Planning]] page that walks you through the questions to ask to identify your career goals. There is also a worksheet attached to help you integrate all the expectations and goals into a Strategic Plan.
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*#See also a listing of what types of jobs exist in Psychology, such as [http://www.careerprofiles.info/psychology-careers.html Psychology Careers and Job Search Guide]
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* How do I determine which jobs to apply for?
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*#What are your goals (see above) and which schools fit those goals? Also, based upon your goals, can you create your own niche to perfectly fit your interests?
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*#Are there characteristics of schools you are looking for, such as large versus small school? large versus small department? public versus private? location?  Ask yourself what situations you feel most comfortable in.
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*#VISIT the schools if possible. Try to give workshops or brownbags at the school. Get to know the faculty. Ask your mentor/colleagues to introduce you at conferences.
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*#Is money a factor? Pay ranges vary between schools and across locations.
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*There are different categories of schools...
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*#PhD granting schools hire you for both research and teaching, but the focus is more on research than teaching.
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*#MA granting schools hire you for both research and teaching, but the focus is more ...
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*#Liberal Arts hire you for teaching...
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*#2-year colleges hire you for teaching...
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* Another reason knowing your goals and interests is important is because...
 
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*# no one has enough time to pursue all
 
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* Ask yourself - what are your goals and interests? Research? Teaching? Some combination of both? Administration? Large school or smaller school. Public versus private. And etc. Or, maybe create your own niche.
 
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