Assisting others and offering suggestions is a pleasant
experience especially when we get feedback that job
offers result. Recently, a half dozen people have asked
for ideas and information in their career management
After interviewing at three firms and attending many job
fairs, one person had to decide what to do with three
After working for three years in neurochemistry, another
post-doc had to decide whether to work at an exciting
start-up company or a subsidiary of a larger organization.
After interviewing for a small firm and for a post-doc in
a different field, a third person asked if there were other
things to consider.
(2) Don’t be dismayed by not immediately getting
interviews, or if getting interviews, not receiving offers.
Refashion your goals; refashion your approach;
ask for help.
Think about nontraditional ways to use your skills.
(4) The interview is not over after the meeting and you
have sent your thank you notes. There is much more that
needs to be done well. Consider the ‘After section’
in the interviewing continuum… and
Steps in accepting an offer (5:07 point in video )
(5) Your first position after your degree and or post-doc
will last an unknown length of time. Then you will need to
find your next position. It might be wise to not wait and
start your career management process earlier.
(6) Your job search should continue even after you
receive your first job offer. Follow through with the
process at other places you have made efforts at.
Consult with mentors on how to respond professionally.