Sara's Career Tips

How do I strengthen my LinkedIn profile?

Due to the pandemic, we do not have as many in-person opportunities to network. Because of that, we are all looking for different ways to find and develop relationships with professionals in our field. One way to do so is through LinkedIn.

How do I highlight my accomplishments on a CV/resume?

One of the most effective ways to help your CV/resume stand out is to highlight your relevant accomplishments when describing your experiences. A CV/resume does not only tell the story of what you did. It should also tell a story of how well you did it.

How Can We Serve As Allies?

Like many of you, I have been overwhelmed by news of the tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and George Floyd. I am also encouraged to learn how communities across the country are taking a stand to address systemic racism and injustice.

How do I stand out during a video interview?

Video interviews have risen in popularity over the years and, due to the pandemic, many employers and residency programs are exclusively utilizing this format in place of in-person interviews. The interview process can feel intimidating. These tips can help alleviate stress on the day of the video...

How do I write a networking request that will get noticed?

As we make our way through these challenging times, in-person opportunities to meet professionals in our desired field have been limited. Due to that, many people are looking for alternative ways to expand their professional network, including finding and connecting with individuals virtually....

How do I move forward in my career during these uncertain times?

With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, this month’s tip is on how to move forward in your career during these uncertain times.          Here are three tips that may help:

How do I calm my "interview nerves"?

A fellow health professional student recently asked if the following question can be shared in February's Career Tip of the Month: “I get so nervous during interviews. I have my first interview coming up next week. Any tips on how to calm my nerves during the interview process?”

How do I ask someone to be my mentor?

In honor of National Mentoring Month, January’s career tip is on how to ask someone to be your mentor.  Below are several tips that can help you with your mentorship request: 

Cover Letters!

This month’s tip is on cover letters/letters of intent (“cover letter”). We recently received the following question from a UCSF health professional student:  "I am applying to a job that requires a cover letter. Do you have recommendations of who to address the letter to when this information is...

What is one way to stand out during an interview

This month’s tip is on how to stand out during an interview. Asking questions is one of the most important things you can do during an interview. Some may argue that your questions are just as important, if not more important, than your responses to interviewers’ questions.