Resources for Internal Candidates

Dynamic learning environment, innovation-driven culture, enviable faculty and staff. Amid our culture of achievement, it’s no surprise that many employees progress in their careers by taking on new roles within Harvard. The following classes and tools are available to current staff to help you get ready for your next position, put your best foot forward in the application process, gain an understanding of Harvard's career landscape, and just as importantly, to excel in your current role.

Career Courses and Tools

How to Prepare as an Internal Candidate

This online course is available through the Harvard training portal anytime.  The course is comprehensive and provides important thought questions and practical examples of resumes, cover letters and interviews.  All internal candidates are encouraged to review the course content.

You can also find other courses on the Harvard Training Portal: 

  • Quick Tips for Effective Resumes 
  • Write a Linked-In Profile that Works for You!
  • Tap Into the Potential of Your Unique Strengths
  • Unlock the Power of LinkedIn

Here are a few resources to help prepare you as a strong internal candidate: 

- This quick checklist is a good indicator of your readiness to present as a strong internal candidate
- This resume review checklist helps confirm the strength of your resume

LinkedIn Learning

Linked In Learning has a vast number of career development courses, here is a collection of them: 

Selected Career Development Topics from LinkedIn Career Development

How much time do you have for Career Development?  Any amount of time counts; it all adds up.  Here is a chart with a few ideas to get your started:

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