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  • Shinshu University

    27 July 2016

    Career Success Workshop:

    Career Development Skills Training Part 1

    Dr Trevor Lane Ms Ayli Chong

  • Skills needed on the path to academic success

    Preparation

    Journal Selection

    Writing

    Submission

    Peer Review

    Publication Success

    Training in reading papers, ethics, writing, presenting

    Expert Scientific Review

    Expert Scientific Review

    Journal Selection & submission strategy

    Training in ethics, writing, presenting

    Revising Editing Reformatting

    Training in ethics, writing

    Editing Abstract

    Development Cover Letter

    Development Reviewer

    Recommendation

    Training in navigating peer review

    Review Editing Point-by-point

    checking Response

    Letter Development

    Reformatting

    Press release, news writing

    Media & presentation training

    Training for early career researchers

    Training in career development skills

    Training in writing grant proposals

    Grant proposal editing

  • S

    Present your abilities effectively

    Get the job you want

    Understand yourself and your career options

    Understand how job applications work

    Write a clear CV and compelling cover letter

    Prepare well for interviews

  • Marketing yourself

    Section 1

  • Market yourself

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    Who are you?

    Susumu Abe

    Hello. Im Susumu. Im really clever. You

    should accept me for your internship

    because Im simply the best candidate

    youll meet, ever. I will never disappoint, so

    hire me!

    Too brief, rude

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    Who are you?

    Susumu Abe

    Hello. My name is Susumu Abe. I have a PhD in

    Language and Communication from the

    University of York in the UK. I did 3.25 years of

    postdoctoral research in the US, at New York

    University. I may find this internship interesting, I

    believe, and I would like to be considered a

    candidate if possible, please.

    Wordy, weak

  • Market yourself

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    Successful self-branding

    Understand yourself; be yourself

    Take an active role in setting your direction Manage your life; be independent Make the most of what you have Nurture an expertise; reinvent yourself

    Upgrade career skills and qualifications Lifelong learning (learn and earn, earn and learn) Meet new people; network

    Develop your style/appearance; distinguish yourself

    Develop your brand

    Modified from: Chritton S. Personal Branding for Dummies. 2012 Wiley.

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    Successful self-branding

    Consistent brand: how you want to be known

    Positive characteristics: o Confident communication o Empathy, negotiation o Positive role model, good ethics, integrity

    o Growth from feedback o Being knowledgeable, key opinion leader o Honesty, patience, kindness, fairness, courage

    o Helping others, cooperation, team work

    Match your and others perceptions

    Modified from: Chritton S. Personal Branding for Dummies. 2012 Wiley.

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    Goals of self-branding

    Be confident

    Be credible

    Enjoy a specialty

    Have healthy relationships

    Maximize strengths, minimize weaknesses

    Build trust through actions

    Continuously develop your combination of work/life experience, skills, knowledge, characteristics

    Communicate and connect to your audience; ask for help clearly; keep focused on being on-brand

    Be influential Be known for your brand among your target

    audience; promote your brand

    Be yourself Be authentic, know yourself

    Modified from: Chritton S. Personal Branding for Dummies. 2012 Wiley.

  • Market yourself

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    Personal pitch

    Susumu Abe

    Hello. Im Susumu Abe. Im a postdoctoral

    researcher in linguistics and communication.

    Im researching the efficacy of the personal

    pitch as an introductory dialogic transactional

    and social positioning device. To be honest, I

    like editing colleagues grant applications and

    journal manuscripts.

    Too technical,

    So what?

  • Market yourself

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    Elevator pitch

    Susumu Abe

    Hello. Im Susumu Abe, a postdoctoral

    researcher in communication. In my spare time,

    Ive edited 20 successful grant applications and

    journal manuscripts for colleagues. Im keen to

    explore professional editing as a new career

    path so I can help other academic researchers

    in Japan get their research funded and

    published. You said you were hiring; Id like to

    be considered. Heres my business card

    First: a question, comment, small talk

    Clear and compelling

    & Whats in

    it for them?

    End with a question for two-way communication

  • Market yourself

    materials

    Elevator pitch

    Hello. Im Susumu Abe, a postdoctoral

    researcher in communication. In my spare time,

    Ive edited 20 successful grant applications and

    journal manuscripts for colleagues. Im keen to

    explore professional editing as a new career

    path so I can help other academic researchers

    in Japan get their research funded and

    published. You said you were hiring; Id like to

    be considered. Heres my business card

    Greeting

    Current

    Past

    Future

    Relevance

    Engagement

    Closing

  • Market yourself

    materials

    Elevator pitch

    Hello. Im Susumu Abe, a postdoctoral

    researcher in communication. In my spare time,

    Ive edited 20 successful grant applications and

    journal manuscripts for colleagues. Im keen to

    explore professional editing as a new career

    path so I can help other academic researchers

    in Japan get their research funded and

    published. You said you were hiring; Id like to

    be considered. Heres my business card

    Name

    Job

    Special skill

    Mission

    Who/Where

    Benefit x 2

    Action

  • Market yourself

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    Know yourself

    Hard skills

    Specific, measurable abilities and knowledge

    Often specified and required to get an interview

    Proven by qualifications

    Examples: Computer programing, financial modeling,

    operating equipment, statistics, chemical synthesis,

    surgery, specific language, technical skills

  • Market yourself

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    Know yourself

    Soft skills

    Behavior, personal characteristics, self-management

    Subjective, difficult to measure

    Affect relationships and work performance

    Difficult to learn/train but can be improved

    Examples: Teamwork, leadership, time management,

    communication, presenting, people skills, patience,

    flexibility, critical thinking, problem-solving

    =Transferable skills

  • Market yourself

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    Know yourself

    Interests and values

    What job tasks do you like/dislike doing? (designing/

    performing research, writing, going to conferences)

    What are your interests? (team sports, travel, languages)

    What values are important to you? (help society,

    recognition, make decisions, meet people)

    What is your preferred environment? (fast pace, big

    team, variety, countryside, challenging)

    What are your short-/long-term ambitions?

    myidp.sciencecareers.org

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    Know yourself

    Personality

    Favorite world: Focus on outer (E) or inner (I) world?

    Information: Focus on basic information (S) or interpret

    and add meaning (N)?

    Decisions: Prefer logic and consistency (T) or look at

    people/circumstances involved (F)?

    Outside world: Get things decided (J) or stay open to new

    information and options (P)?

    www.myersbriggs.org

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    Know yourself

    ESTJ Supervisor,

    Administrator

    ISTJ Inspector,

    Investigator

    ESFJ Provider, Caregiver

    ISFJ Protector, Supporter

    ESTP Promoter,

    Entrepreneur

    ISTP Operator, Mechanic

    ESFP Performer, Entertainer

    ISFP Artist,

    Adventurer

    ENTJ Commander,

    Executive

    INTJ Mastermind,

    Director

    ENTP Inventor, Debater

    INTP Architect, Thinker

    ENFJ Mentor, Teacher

    INFJ Counselor,

    Inspirer

    ENFP Campaigner,

    Advocate

    INFP Healer, Idealist

    Based on: personalitypage.com, 16personalities.com, tryinteract.com, xojane.com, users.trytel.com/jfalt

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    I-S-F-P introverted-sensing-feeling-perceiving

    Susumu Abe

    ISFPartist, adventurer

    Gentle, caring, adaptable, cooperative, observant,

    loyal, patient, spontaneous, individualistic,

    practical, value appreciation

    Popular careers: artist, chef, nurse, computer

    programmer, designer, social worker, counselor,

    librarian, musician, school teacher, vet, optician,

    pediatrician, pilot, translator, zoologist,

    Avoidmanagement, administration/clerical, accountancy, financial planning, sales

    Career or calling? Do what you love, love what

    you do

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