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Jobhunting Tips for graduates with a Public Health degree

Job Hunting Tips for Graduates with a Public Health Degree


A Public Health career is a stairway to self-fulfillment, and a job is a step on that stairway.


1.                  Know thyself – size your fit

a.       Who are you?



b.      Public health is diverse, but what exactly do you want to do?

·        Academic background

·        Work background

·        Not just health departments….



2.                  Start & Maintain a Resume File – it’s all about skill sets

a.       Education history (list the dates for reference – will be checked)

b.      Continuing Ed

c.       Work history (everything counts, even unpaid positions)

d.      Skill Sets

·        Think keywords

·        Be specific, especially with computer and analytical skills

·        Special talents – only you can do, and do well


e.       Program experience

·        Name and funding sources

·        Job titles

·        Projects you have worked on (dates)

·        Exact role in the project

·        Accomplishments – what did you change?

·        Committees you were part of (dates)

·        Exact role

·        Accomplishments

f.        Job experience

·        Actual vs. functional job titles

·        Appointments to special projects and committees (dates)

·        By whom and for what

g.       References

·        Professors

·        Former employers

·        Former supervisors

·        Staff from where you volunteer


3.                  What is a Public Health Career?



4.                  Talk to Someone the Field – PHENOM Program


b.      Provides overview of professionals in the field

c.       E-mail to set up an appointment to do a phone interview

d.      NOT a source for jobs


5.                  Online Job Search

a.       Not the only option, but a good start

b.      Scan the Job landscape


c.       Sign up for Job alerts

·        Subscribe to Public Health E-News



d.      Submit your information to a company database

·        Cut and paste from resume file to relevant fields

·        The key – keywords!

e.       Know What’s Out There

·        Match your work history to what’s out there


·        Narrow your fields of interest


f.        Experience counts, but maxes out at 5 years


6.                  Applying for job

a.       If you can do 75% of the job description – apply

b.      Be on time for interviews

c.       ALWAYS send a thank you note to your interviewers within 24 hours!


7.                  Job Sources

a.       Friends, acquaintances, classmates

b.      Professional meetings

c.       Job fairs

d.      Internet Postings

·        CT DAS


e.       Job alerts from potential employers

f.        SCSU Career Center’s – JOBs

g.       Newspapers




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PUBLISHED ON THE WEB: April 25, 2008;
Updated: 6/17/2017 R67
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