Author Archives: Jen Williams


Making a Career Change? It’s Not Just About the Degree!

July 13, 2010

This week I am moderating the career-themed discussion thread in the colloquium courseroom for Public Service Leadership learners who are attending the upcoming Orlando colloquium. Lots of learners in my Track 1, Track 2, and Track 3 courserooms are looking … Continue reading

Fear Factor: Job Search Edition

February 3, 2010

Here’s what I’ve decided: job searching freaks most people out. Rare is the person who hears terms like “job search,” “resume writing,” or “networking,” and thinks, “Great! What fun!” Most people conceal this fear and anxiety pretty well, but the … Continue reading

Professional Portfolios: An Important Tool for Differentiating Yourself in a Competitive Job Market

December 7, 2009

Given the dreary state of the job market in the United States right now, anyone contemplating a job search probably has some trepidation about their ability to land their next job. This is understandable, given that the labor supply currently … Continue reading

Professional Associations: Do I Have To?

October 7, 2009

Professional associations are an important component to effective career management, but many people are unsure how to best leverage them to develop one’s career. You may have received advice from faculty members or colleagues that you should join a professional … Continue reading

It’s not the same old interview anymore

September 2, 2009

Interviews for faculty positions and other jobs for which a doctorate is required or preferred often differ from interviews for less specialized jobs. Understanding what an interview for a position related to your doctoral degree may entail is critical to … Continue reading