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The Office of Postdoctoral Services provides individual career counseling (including resume, CV, cover letter, research, teaching and diversity statement critiques, and mock interviews) for Postdoctoral Associates and Postdoctoral Scholars - email Molly Starback, Director, for an appointment.

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Skills Identification and Self-Assessment

  • myIDP, an interactive web-based tool that helps postdocs and graduate students in the sciences examine their skills, interests, and values
  • ImaginePhD, an interactive web-based career exploration and planning tool for postdocs and graduate students in all fields
  • Know Yourself: Self-Inquiry and Self Assessment Exercises from Duke University Career Center
  • Career Planning and Self-Assessment Resources from the National Postdoctoral Association. Duke Postdoctoral Services is an institutional member of the National Postdoctoral Association,established to improve the postdoctoral experience by supporting research training and professional growth. Benefits include a career center, international postdocs' guide, and more. Register for your free Duke affiliate membership using your Duke email address.
  • Postdoctoral Core Competencies from the National Postdoctoral Association. Duke Postdoctoral Services is an institutional member of the National Postdoctoral Associationestablished to improve the postdoctoral experience by supporting research training and professional growth. Benefits include a career center, international postdocs' guide, and more. Register for your free Duke affiliate membership using your Duke email address.

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Career Exploration and Job Searching

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Informational Interviewing and Networking

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Job Listings

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CVs and Resumes

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Cover Letters

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Research Statements

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Teaching Statements, Philosophies, Portfolios, and Demonstrations

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Diversity Statements

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Interviewing

General Advice on Interviewing
The Academic Interview
Phone/Virtual Interviews
Behavioral Interviewing
Academic Job Interviews in the Humanities
Community College Interviews
The Industry Job Talk

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Negotiating

General Advice on Job Offer Negotiation
Academic Job Offer Negotiation
Salary Databases and Surveys

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Academic Jobs

Liberal Arts/Community College Academic Job Search
International Academic Job Search

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Non-Academic Jobs

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Mentoring

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Lab, Grant, and People Management

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Work/Life Balance and Dual-Career Couples

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Dealing With Rejection

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