ONE ON ONE CAREER CONSULTING
Discontinued; Will Resume January 2022
During Spring I am opening advising/consulting on any quandaries related to the academic career, including publication plans, departmental politics, dealing with Imposter Syndrome or writers block, tenure anxieties, job market struggles, exit strategizing, or the decision to leave academia entirely. There are no wrong ideas or bad questions! You can get help in two ways: a 1 hour skype consult, or alternatively, a 5-email exchange consult.
I prefer all career consulting clients to do at least one document edit with me first (either CV or CL) so that I have a holistic knowledge of your record before starting. The rationale for this is twofold: on the one hand, I get to know your record quickly, so I can advise you better. And on the other, clients tend to find the editing process illuminating in itself, and you will see many basic questions answered by the editing process (and get a finished doc out of it), allowing us to devote the 5 questions to more “advanced” issues. A job doc is $180, so this does represent an additional expense, and I’ll be happy to consider exceptions to this for financial reasons. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the consulting/advising process.
LIMITED TIME ONLY
CV Advance Strategizing Session:
Rate reduced due to COVID
What you do in the next six months is critical for your competitiveness on next year’s market. In this short-term service, I will examine and evaluate your CV for any gaps, weaknesses or red flags, and help you create a plan to remedy them in time for the Fall 2021 academic job market. Covers two email exchanges.
I promise to ALSO tell you if I think you should bail ASAP and seek non-academic work, which is my advice to all PhDs at this juncture anyway. While we can’t cover in-depth post-ac advising in this format, it can serve as a jumping off point for you.
**Please note that after you purchase this service you must email me, Karen, at email@example.com to set a date on the calendar for the work to begin. I also require that you read Part I of my book prior to our work, so we have a shared foundation about the conditions of the academic job market.
You can purchase Gift Certificates in any amount from $50 up. My rates are listed on the rates page, but here are the basics in a nutshell: 1 hour of work with me (1 job document–ie, cover letter): $180; 2 hours of work with me (2 job documents–ie, cover letter and cv): $360; 3 hours of work with me (the basic full package of cover letter, cv, and teaching statement): $486 (reflects a 10% discount on total) 4 hours of work with me (the full package plus the research statement): $648 (also includes 10% discount) You are not limited to the amounts above; they are meant as guidelines to the cost of working with me. After your purchase you will receive a PDF download which serves as the Gift Certificate; please forward it to your recipient, who can then contact me to schedule the work.
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REGULAR RECURRING PRODUCTS
Find various kinds of academic job market help for immediate purchase below. These are products you can access immediately that do not include real-time individual editing or consulting by Dr. Karen or her team.
For *individualized* consulting services and full document review with Dr. Karen and the team, review the services and rates available on the Services and Rates page, and then please contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I. LINKS TO PRODUCTS HOUSED ON OTHER PAGES:
These are downloadable recordings of all the webinars (including complete descriptions) offered by Dr. Karen and her team.
Quick Document Reviews are quick-turnaround options for people who need results fast to meet a deadline.
The Art of the Cover Letter is a membership-only access to posts, videos and worksheets to guide you through the conceptualization and writing of an academic cover letter.
II. PRODUCTS FOR PURCHASE
Teaching Portfolio Consultation
A complete teaching portfolio is necessary when job ads ask for evidence of effectiveness. We assist you in organizing and formatting your teaching to specific job descriptions. Note: this is not an editing service. Instead, we advise you on how to select the standard materials and present them in a polished, professional way. For example, we help you effectively summarize your numerical and narrative evaluations and provide a list of proposed courses that match your profile.
How to Contact a Prospective Ph.D. Advisor Guidance Package
A package of materials that walks you through the composition of an email of inquiry to a potential Ph.D. advisor, with instructions and examples drawn from STEM, social science, and humanities. Does NOT include live individual editing.