Professionalisation Workshop: How to Write a Job Letter
Please join Myka for a glass of wine, water, or juice and a discussion about the job letter and how to write one. This informal session will include a brief discussion of what the job letter is meant to do, a guide to its general structure, and strategies for how to write a letter that gets you in the door. There will be lots of time for questions (and anxieties - which hopefully we can allay!).
We will be using the job letters up on our collective “job binder” (please email me if you require the password) as the basis for our discussion.
The hope is that following on from this session, participants will start drafting (or revising) their own job letters, which they will submit and then receive feedback on from colleagues in the department.
Everyone who is considering applying for an academic job is warmly welcome to attend, even if you’re just starting out. Job letters are not only quite useful things to write in that they help you to articulate your project and your identity as an academic, but they also take a bit of time to master and the more practice you have, the more ready you’ll be when a job you’d like to apply for does come up.
Please let Myka know if you’re planning to attend so she knows how much wine to buy and how many materials to bring. All are welcome.