What type of job do I want?
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- The most important piece of information in the "Application Process" is knowing your goals and interests because it directs the rest of your actions and outcomes, such as:
- after you know your interests, you can make yourself marketable for THAT particular job by getting the publications or teaching experience required to be a top candidate for the position
- when searching for a job you can identify which positions you are interested in from the larger pool of job openings available each year
- when creating your application you need to tailor each application to show how you are a good fit for that particular job/department.
- and during your campus visit you must tailor your presentation to the audience at that school.
- 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.
- Another reason knowing your goals and interests is important is because...
- no one has enough time to pursue all
- 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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