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									  Job-seeking in a multicultural
 world: Secrets to success from
first year faculty and a graduate
              student
         Jaime L. Dice, Ph.D.
        Rachel Tambling, Ph.D.
        Kelly Campbell, Ph.D.
         Patricia Erwin, M.S.

                                    1
                  Overview
• Introductions
• Our theoretical framework
• Suggestions for each phase of the process
   – Identifying & using resources in grad school
   – Perspectives on searching for jobs
   – Dealing with the reality of job searching




                                                    2
         The Powerhouse
University of Georgia
Child and Family Development
• Dr. Jaime Dice ………U. Rhode Island
• Dr. Rachel Tambling …………..UConn
• Dr. Kelly Campbell ………….Cal State




                                      3
      Theoretical Framework
• Current social and political circumstances
  shapes what employers are looking for
  – Less grant money
  – Hiring freezes
  – Universities are seeking efficiencies
  – Student bodies are diverse




                                               4
POSITIONING YOURSELF AS
AN ADAPTABLE RESOURCE

                          5
You are an Adaptable Resource
• Leadership and taking initiative
  – Identifying & using your resources
  – Formal and informal supports
• Using limited resources successfully and
  creatively




                                             6
     Identify Your Resources
• Formal support
• Informal support
   • Peers
   • Undergraduate students
   • Community




                               7
           Informal Support
Peers
  • Set up job talk practices
  • Create a work group




                                8
             The Work Group

•   Meets every other week
•   Revises job search materials
•   Shares information about interviews
•   Provides emotional support
•   Develops deadlines to formalize the
    process
                                          9
           Informal Support
Undergraduates
  • Employ as research assistants
  • Develop directed reading lab




                                    10
           Informal Support
Community
  Teach Teach Teach!
    • Within your department
    • Outside your department
    • In neighbouring colleges




                                 11
                 The Benefits
Provides you with
• practice in
   – Job talk
   – Mentoring
• support
   – Emotional
   – Material
Using Limited Resources Successfully and Creatively
                                                12
Where to apply
Self
Interviewing
The reality of the process

PERSPECTIVES ON JOB
SEARCHING

                             13
Perspective on Where to Apply




     Only apply to a job
     you intend to take



                                14
        Perspective on Self

           You are a Package
          Not a Work in Progress

• Make a 5- and 10-year plan
  • Lab space & equipment
  • Study & funding plans
  • Areas of service


                                   15
   Perspective on Interviewing
Opportunity to
• convene with future colleagues
• discuss ideas
• develop professional identity




                                   16
The Reality of the Job Search




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                  Summary
• Our recommendations apply to managing
  the stress
  – identify and use all your resources
  – develop supports you do not have
  – take initiative to prepare yourself with a
    variety of experiences




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The job search can be fun
when you’re well prepared!
         Thank you!




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