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Hear from L. Maren Wood, PhD

Co-Founder, Beyond the Professoriate

What will I learn?

Are you asking yourself, "What can I do with my PhD?" Does the idea of launching a non-academic job search sound simultaneously exciting and exhausting?

If you're ready to start exploring your career options beyond the professoriate, let us help you take the uncertainty out of your job search. We've worked with PhDs just like you to launch successful careers in all fields--higher education administration, industry, government, and non-profits.

In 8 weeks (or faster if you want!), we'll walk you through our 4-step job search process and help you launch your next great career. Here's what you'll get from the course:

  • Learn what the fundamental steps of the job search are and how to implement them in YOUR job search.

  • Set clear strategies for completing the 4-step job search process.

  • Learn how to identify and articulate your transferable skills and value as a PhD.

  • Learn how to write winning job search documents.

  • Learn how to set attainable goals in your search.

Bonus material

Enroll now and receive this additional bonus material valued at $99.

  • Downloadable Workbook

    As part of your course you will receive a downloadable workbook with over 100 worksheets to help you learn job search fundamentals.

    These worksheets are usually only available to for in-person workshops and institutional access, but sign-up today and you'll receive a free copy as part of your course.

  • Negotiating: After the Job Offer

    Complete the course and you'll get a bonus webinar on negotiating your first job offer.

    You've got your job search underway and we know you'll do great--use this webinar to help you during your first job offer!

  • Coaching Discounts

    Have more questions? Get access to Maren & Jen for 1:1 coaching and direct support at a discount.

    (This is a special offer for course students--normally coaching is only offered to Beyond Prof Community members.)

FAQ

  • What is included in this course?

    The course includes 8 modules and over 10 hours of webinar (video) instruction to help you work through your job search.

    You will also receive a workbook (PDF) that includes coaching notes from Maren and Jen and over 100 worksheets to help you learn job search fundamentals.

    After the course, receive a certificate of completion that can be added to your LinkedIn profile.

  • How long does it take to complete the course?

    The course is self-paced. You'll receive all the course materials at once, and can proceed as fast or as slow as you'd like! (As long as you complete it within 60 days of purchase.)

    We know you're busy, though, which is why we've designed the course to take place over 8 weeks across 8 modules. But you can absolutely do more than one module a week!

    Each week's module takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete, depending on how long you spend completing the exercises.

  • What if I have questions?

    We know you sometimes need 1:1 support and coaching, and we're happy to provide students of the course with personalized coaching sessions.

    If you're going through the course and find you need more tailored advice, you'll be able to book a session with Maren and Jen by emailing: courses@beyondprof.com.

Fundamentals of the Job Search

What's inside the course?

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • About this Course
    • Download Your Workbook
    • Before we begin...
  • 2

    Week 1: Overview of the Job Search Process

    • About Introduction to the Job Search
    • Launch Your Non-Faculty Job Search ... Tomorrow!
    • QUIZ: Launch Your Non-Faculty Job Search ... Tomorrow!
    • Stages of the Job Search Process
    • QUIZ: Stages of the Job Search Process
  • 3

    Week 2: Explore Career Options

    • About Explore Career Options
    • How to Deal with the Emotional Aspects of Leaving Academia
    • QUIZ: How to Deal with the Emotional Aspects of Leaving Academia
    • How to Make Good Career Decisions after your PhD or Postdoc
    • QUIZ: How to Make Good Career Decisions after your PhD or Postdoc
  • 4

    Week 3: Using Assessments to Find Your Next Career

    • About Using Assessment to Find Your Next Career
    • How to Use Assessments to Find Your Next Career
    • QUIZ: How to Use Assessments to Find Your Next Career
  • 5

    Week 4: Identifying Transferable Skills

    • About Identifying Transferable Skills
    • How to Pitch Yourself to Employers
    • QUIZ: How to Pitch Yourself to Employers
  • 6

    Week 5: Writing Professional Documents

    • About Writing Professional Documents
    • Resumes & Cover Letters
    • QUIZ: Resume & Cover Letters
  • 7

    Week 6: Social Media and the Job Search

    • About Social Media and the Job Search
    • Personal Branding & Social Media for the Job Search
    • QUIZ: Personal Branding & Social Media for the Job Search
    • How PhDs Can Use LinkedIn Effectively During a Job Search
    • QUIZ: How PhDs Can Use LinkedIn Effectively During a Job Search
  • 8

    Week 7: Networking

    • About Networking
    • How to Network for Career Success
    • QUIZ: How to Network for Career Success
    • Making the Most of Informational Interviews
    • QUIZ: Making the Most of Informational Interviews
  • 9

    Week 8: Interviewing

    • About Interviewing
    • How to Articulate Your Transition Story in a Non-Academic Interview
    • QUIZ: How to Articulate Your Transition Story in a Non-Acacademic Interview
    • How to Prepare for a Non-Academic Interview
    • QUIZ: How to Prepare for a Non-Academic Interview
  • 10

    Bonus: Negotiating a Job Offer

    • Bonus: Negotiating a Job Offer
    • How to Negotiate & Accept a Non-Academic Job Offer
    • QUIZ: How to Negotiate & Accept a Non-Academic Job Offer
  • 11

    Next steps

    • Congrats! Here's what's next...
    • Before you go ...

Testimonials

What people are saying about Beyond the Professoriate

PhD, Humanities

"The courses and videos are tailored specifically for PhDs, which make the support grounded in awareness of the unique challenges of this transition. Jen and Maren have interviewed dozens of former academics who happily and successfully have forged new career paths. They are expert coaches and leaders."

PhD, Social Science

"Every single thing I've watched so far has made me feel less like a failure, empowered to improve, and given me tools to move forward."

PhD, Humanities

"As an English PhD working at a state college for the past 6 years while unsuccessfully searching for a different position, I found your resources to be extremely helpful and practical. Naively, I had always just assumed that networking was only something people in the business world did to make connections and find work, ad I had ever heard of an informational interview until watching one of your webinars. If I hadn't found Beyond the Prof, I probably would still be working at a job that wasn't a good fit for me and feeling discouraged about my future job prospects."

PhD, Social Science

"A lot of the career advice out there falls flat for PhD holders - we need slightly different approaches in our career searches. Networking is still ultra important but it helps to think through how we approach informational interviews and present ourselves and our training. "

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