Securing Employment – Academic or “Alt-ac” Positions

Astroff prepares you for what's ahead.

Each year thousands of graduate students from across Canada compete to secure a limited number of positions in the workforce. As Canadians become more highly educated, a graduate degree no longer guarantees employment as it once did. The application package and interview are important opportunities to distinguish yourself from the competition and make a positive impression on a prospective employer.

Whether you are applying for an academic job or an “alt-ac” (alternative academic) position in the corporate world or government, we have the experience necessary to assist you in presenting your skills in the most polished and marketable way. Our consultants are skilled at translating the highly specialized accomplishments of your graduate school degree into transferrable skills for the alt-ac market, as well as at formulating and refining academic documents, such as the teaching dossier.

We assist with the application and interview process, including:

  • Review of Résumés / Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letters

  • Mock Job Interviews

Résumé and Cover Letter Review

Let us help you to stand out from the crowd.  We make detailed comments to help you refine your résumé and cover letter for securing employment or volunteer opportunities.

Mock Job Interviews

Our mock job interviews provide strategies for answering the typical questions posed in employment interviews and offer tips for managing stress. We critique the clarity of your responses as well as non-verbal cues such as body language.