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Ten ways to find your next job (by Sarah Blackford)

Sarah Blackford's list of suggestions for casting a wide net when job hunting, from her blog.

AG Careers: Career Profiles

Want a career in agriculture? AgCareers is a website that specializes in ag careers. One of the terrific resources on the site is a list of Career Profiles, each of which describe a different type of ag job. Examples include: Plant Pathologist, Viticulturist and Plant Breeder, and Plant Geneticis…

American Society for Cell Biology Career Learning Center

The Career Learning Center at ASCB encourages an integrative career and professional development process that enhances your skill set. View Video and PDF resources to help you manage your career.

Nature, 2011. The PhD factory

Data and surveys of career outcomes and attitudes of PhDs from various countries around the world, with lots of links to help you think about your career trajectory. View Nature article

How to build a better PhD

There are too many PhD students for too few academic jobs — but with imagination, the problem could be solved. View this article from Nature (December 2015)  that contains many useful links for thinking about your career prospects.  

Creating Powerful Resumes

Developing a compelling resume is the goal of every job seeker. This video presentation identifies key steps you can take to help ensure you have the most effective resume possible. Topics covered include tips for effectively matching your resume to the needs of a specific employer. Discover suggestions…

Career building: Where do you want to do and how will you get there?

From a talk in April 2016, slides and summaries about the post-PhD job hunt. View slides View blog post with links

Career building: Where do you want to go and how will you get there?

Last month I spent a few days at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam, where I gave a talk about career building for early career researchers. I’ve shared the slides and here I summarize the take-home messages and links. Chance favors the prepared mind By now…