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Transcript: Seeking a Job in Higher Education?

Video Title: Seeking a Job in Higher Education?


(Dina): Are you ready to take the leap into your first higher ed teaching position?  Maybe you’re already working at a college or university and looking for career advancement?  I am Dina Bergren, Associate Director of Career Services.  Students who are successful in their higher ed job search engage in 3 specific activities: 1) They build their professional reputation, 2) create a strong curriculum vita, and 3) boost their networking efforts.

Next, I will guide you to Career Services’ Doctoral Resources page, where you’ll find tools to land your next higher ed opportunity.  Let’s get started!

Website Demonstration:

(Dina): To get to the Doctoral Resources page,  click on the Resources tab and select Doctoral Resources from the drop-down menu.
Pointer: Move to the top navigation, click on the Resources tab and select the Doctoral Resources drop-down.

Here you’ll find links to job search tips, CV guidelines, and networking sites to help you navigate the competitive world of academia.

How can you stand out as an educator, subject matter expert, researcher, or administrator?  Start with our Doctoral Webinar Series page!

Watch and listen as academic leaders and alumni share their tips on building an academic reputation in higher ed, marketing skills through your curriculum vita, navigating the higher ed job search process, publishing and presenting at conferences, building your identity as a scholar-practitioner, and other related topics.
Pointer:  Click on the Doctoral Webinar Series link and scroll through webinar recordings.
Transition: Click the back button to return to the Doctoral Resources page.

When you are ready to start your job search, click on the Higher Education/Online Learning link.  Here you can access job banks, professional associations, and LinkedIn Groups to find your next opportunity!
Pointer:  Click on the Higher Education/Online Learning link, then click on the Job Opportunities and LinkedIn Groups tabs.  Transition: Click the back button to return to the Doctoral Resources page.

After you find the right position, it’s time to impress the faculty recruiter, program director, or dean!  The Career Services Center offers a CV Guide to help you build or enhance your document section-by-section.  Follow our detailed tips and guidelines to achieve results!
Transition: Click the back button to return to the Doctoral Resources page.

Want to learn more?  View 400+ resume and CV samples using our OptimalResume system; take part in Walden Career Connections events, and network with academics and researchers through Chronicle Vitae, Research Gate, and other popular sites.
Pointer:  Scroll to the OptimalResume - CV Samples link, scroll past Walden Career Connections, Chronicle Vitae, and Research Gate. 

Still need more tools?  Visit the Career Services Center home page and use the Quick Answers box to search for relevant career topics.
Pointer:  Click on the Walden University logo on the left-hand side to return to the home page, then navigate to the Quick Answers box.


(Dina): This concludes our orientation to the Doctoral Resources page.  We encourage you to take advantage of our many resources and stay connected with us!  Schedule your personalized career advising appointment, connect with us through social media, and register for live events on our home page.  And when you land your dream job in higher education, remember to pay it forward and help others with their career advancement.


[This text is being provided in a lightly edited draft format to facilitate communication accessibility and may not be a totally verbatim record of the proceedings]