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Frederick: Planning for Career Satisfaction and Success

Workshop/Seminar: Career Exploration; Job Search Skills; Personal Development

Oct 12, 2017

Speaker(s): Lori Conlan, PhD, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services
This event is recommended for: Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows; NIH Staff Scientist/Staff Clinician.

Career satisfaction requires planning and job searching. A job search often involves more than just applying to job postings. You will need to complete four key activities: building a productive network, creating resumes that work for you, establishing search strategies for finding jobs, and preparing for a competitive interview. In this session, we will also examine the job search as a process that integrates those four key activities to launch an effective job search, which will hopefully lead to a satisfying career in alignment with your skills, values and interests. 

Understanding how your personal interests, skills, and values contribute to your future career success is key. This session will also touch on the importance of career decision making, self-assessment, transferrable skills, defining success, personal needs, work/life balance, and articulating short-term and long-term goals.