Doing great science as a graduate student or postdoc takes focus, dedication, and a tremendous amount of time and effort. But many researchers become so focused on their immediate career future-- the next experiment, the next lab meeting, or the next paper-- that they fail to plan adequately for their long-term career future. They risk coming to the end of their training without a specific plan for what to do next.
Make a Plan
Successful career planning means two things:
- You know where you are heading. This means you have explored your career options to identify one or two that would be a good fit.
- You know how to organize your job search to get there, whether you're bound for a job in academia or beyond.
Use a Planning Tool
How We Help
We’ve compiled best practices to guide you through each step of your job search and sample postdoc/job search documents donated by former students and postdocs who have succeeded in the process.