The history graduate program at Loyola offers several workshops and seminar meetings focused on professional development each academic year. The following resources may also be useful to anyone entering the job market or thinking about employment.
CVs, Resumes, & Cover Letters
- “Dr. Karen’s Rules of the Academic CV”: Concrete advice on how to put together and format academic curriculum vitae.
- “Guide to Resumes and Cover Letters for Emerging History Professionals”: This was published in 2018 as part of a special emerging professionals issue of History News, the American Association for State and Local History’s magazine.
- “Tips for Writing a Resume” from ImaginePhD
- “Do you speak resume?” by Fatimah Williams Castro
- “Intro to Resumes for CV-Minded Academics”
- “Converting a Curriculum Vitae to Resume”
- Resumes and Cover Letters
- Tips and resources from Columbia University Center for Career Education: The site includes tips for writing CVs, resumes, and cover letters, as well as how to navigate networking, interviews, and negotiating.
Defining Your Skills
- Transferable skills from the University of Michigan Career Center
- “Dissecting Your Academic Career” from Beyond the Professoriate
Tips and Strategies
- “Worksheet on Informational Interviews” from Beyond the Professoriate
- “Hiring (From The Employer’s Perspective)” by Catherine Maybrey
- “Reverse Engineer Your Job Search” by Catherine Maybrey
- “Asking Effective Interview Questions” by Gaeun Seo
- “Faculty Compensation Survey” from the American Association of University Professors
- “Getting Set Up for Your Museum Job Search” from National Emerging Museum Professionals Network
- Informational interview resources from the University of Illinois
- “Top Tips for Informational Interviewers” by Lori Brister
- “Stages of the Job Search Process” from Beyond the Professoriate
- “The Psychology of Networking” by Joseph Barber
- “What Salary Should I Ask For? How to Figure Out Your Worth” by Alison Green
- “Your Official Job-Application Checklist” by David D. Perlmutter
- “Don’t Ignore These 5 Factors When Exploring Career Options After Your PhD” from Beyond the Professoriate