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.

Start Here: "How to Prepare as an Internal Candidate"

This one-hour session is great for general preparations as an internal candidate or just understanding how to stand out as a candidate. Offered both as an in-class program and on-demand online.

In class: August 8, 2017, 1 - 2 p.m., or February 2, 2018, 12 – 1 p.m. Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA.

Online: How To Prepare as an Internal Candidate

Career Courses and Tools

Harvard offers a number of career development resources. Here are in-person courses that most directly relate to career exploration and taking your next step as a candidate. Plan for when you can take these courses, and have them on your calendar. Please register through the Harvard Training Portal.

Career Roadmaps: This is a two-day course that helps you explore the options available based on your talents, interests, motivators and skills.

  • Dates: October 17 and 19, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; March 8 and 14, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Location: 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA.

Resumé Writing

Polish your current resumé with the Creating Your Best Resumé workshop.

  • Dates: September 28, 2017, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.; May 1, 2018, 12–3 p.m.
  • Location: Center for Workforce Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA.

Interviewing Skills

The Center for Workforce Development at Harvard has an Interviewing Skills for Candidates workshop that offers guidelines and practice for future interviews. Upcoming dates: August 8, 2017, 9 – 11:30 a.m. and January 26, 2018, 10–12:30 p.m.

How to Network at Harvard. This session will provide fresh ideas and strategies for cultivating new professional relationships at Harvard. For additional opportunities to network and meet people at Harvard, check out our Networking page.

  • Dates: November 30, 2017, 9–10:30 a.m.; February 18, 2018, 9–10:30 a.m.
  • Location: Center for Workforce Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA.

Recorded career programs presented by Harvard training staff. You can watch the following sessions online, at any time.

Polish All Your Skills

With a wide variety of skill training courses and programs through the Center for Workplace Development (CWD), you can get the computer, communication, business system and management skills you need for the next step.

Get to Know Harvard’s Career Landscape

At Harvard you have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of professions and areas of specialty. Each Harvard job is classified into one of 16 job functions, which are then further sub-divided into job families.

With this many categories, it can sometimes be hard to navigate the possibilities at Harvard. The Harvard Job Function Guide and Quick Reference tools provide information about each profession and their respective specialty areas here.

You can also visit our Finance, Development, IT, and Other Career Paths pages to learn more about our career paths and options.