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05/29/07
Job Search Strategies: Strategic redundancies
Filed under: Position Searching
Posted by: site admin @ 10:18 am

Almost thought about skipping “strategic” in the title.
But it is essential in the context of career planning
and career management.

The following is a consulting interaction with V.
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V,

How are things progressing for you?

Have you considered a “back-up plan” for your career?  
If it involved a post-doc, think seriously of looking
out five years to where you wish to be in your career.  
The post-doc is a path to help you get there.

This is similar for temporary employement.  In
some cases, if you are restricted to limited
locations, ‘temping’ is appropriate to get your
foot in the door.

Let me know how I might be able to help.

Regards,
Dan

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Hi Dan,

 It is very nice to see your email.
Thanks for inquiring about my job situation.
I am now seriously working on getting a
postdoctoral position. There is a very well
know Professor in the Analytical Chemistry …
And he is known for his work in Mass
Spectrometry. I came to know that he has
an opening for a Physical Chemist.

So I have sent my Curriculum Vitae to him.
I want to work in instrument development and
this is what ……….. is good at. I am also
planning to go to Purdue and meet him
personally.

…There are two other Professors whom I
will be sending my CV soon for a postdoc. 

 I hope things are fine at your end and that
you are in the best of your health. 

Sincerely,
 V

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