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What next? Career navigation advice for PhDs/postdocs

This series shares a host of resources, information, and tips to help you make more informed career choices after your PhD or postdoc. Through our posts in this series, you will know more about different career options available to researchers within and outside academia and develop the most essential skills necessary to start your job search. The highlight of this series is a live Q&A session with academic career coaches where you can interact with experienced PhD career counselors to seek career-related advice.

Choosing to pursue a PhD or postdoc requires you to make a huge investment. During your program, you invest your time, money, and dreams into doing something you love. Therefore, it is essential for…
“Should I stay in academia or join the industry?” is a question every PhD student or postdoctoral researcher faces as he or she draw closer to completing research. This post will take a closer look…
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Having a good academic CV is the first and perhaps most crucial step towards getting started on your career path after your PhD. Most often, the CV is the door that leads to interview calls. This…
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The process for an academic interview is quite different from a regular interview. This post explains what an academic interview is like and provides some tips on how you can prepare for it.
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If you are aspiring to pursue your PhD in the US, this post is just what you need. Navigating the PhD is challenging in itself, and when you have to pursue a PhD abroad, it seems like a daunting task…
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A postdoc position is often looked upon as a stepping stone to a tenure track faculty position. But a postdoc also involves a unique set of challenges which many PhD graduates do not anticipate when…
The academic job market is extremely competitive. You will have to stay ahead of the curve to be able to get a foothold in academia. This post will share tips to help you during the academic job…
This video shares seven mistakes researchers typically make before, during, and after attending a career expo. 
International mobility among researchers has increased, and policymakers are interested in knowing the factors that influence researchers’ employment decisions. This post highlights some of the…