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by Christin Schröter

Recommended reading: Useful tips on being a successful PI

For academic scientists, the transition from postdoctoral researcher to group leader is arguably the toughest step that they will ever take. From the camaraderie and intense research focus of doctoral and postdoctoral work, new principal investigators suddenly acquire myriad supervisory, … Continue reading

by Katrin Wodzicki
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Diversity Of Career Opportunities For PhDs: Career Planning As A Creative Process

I suggest avoiding the question about staying or leaving academia. Successful careers are possible inside and outside academia. However, being successful in your career requires finding the career that fits best to your individual skills, interests and values. I’m convinced … Continue reading

by Katrin Wodzicki

How To Find Out About Job Opportunities? Undertake Informational Interviews!

I wrote about this advice before; However, because I think that is really a great chance to get insights into different job opportunities, I recommend it again: Undertake informational interviews! What is that? You identify people who are already working … Continue reading

by Katrin Wodzicki

Career Directory 2013 from Science Careers online available!

The Career Directory 2013 includes 8 employer profiles and information on positions they offer. Besides, 4 articles provide general tips and advice on job searching, namely “interview intangibles”, “resume wisdom”, “writing a winning cover letter”, and “job search essentials”. All … Continue reading