How to Get a Job


Getting a job isn’t always easy, especially in the fisheries field where jobs are limited. During each step of the process, you must make yourself stand out amongst many (oftentimes very competitive) candidates. The first step is to find an opportunity. Craft your application package--typically a cover letter and résumé/C.V.--to fit that opportunity (see the “How to Write a Resume/CV" guidance here), and apply! Nail the interview, and follow up appropriately. Each of these steps is detailed below, along with personal advice from AFS members who have recent experience with getting a job.

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Rebecca M. Krogman, Research Biologist, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Clint Lloyd, Ph.D. Student, Mississippi State University