Description: Do you know what you would do if your research or teaching position ended in a few months? With the volatile nature of science funding, early-career scientists need to plan ahead for unexpected career transitions.
In order to avoid panicking and taking the first position that comes your way, an exit strategy can be deployed, while refocusing efforts on your ultimate career goals. This strategy can be a short-term position, volunteer work or other activity to stay active in your field and maintain a professional image.
In this webinar, we will discuss exit strategy options, how to use an exit strategy to enhance your skill sets and ways to keep moving forward during career transitions. For more information on the concept of a career exit strategy, read this Bio Careers blog post “What’s Your Career Exit Strategy?” by Donna Kridelbaugh in advance of the webinar.
Bio: Donna Kridelbaugh (@science_mentor) holds an advanced degree in microbiology with over five years of postgraduate research and teaching experience in academic and government labs. She now runs a communications consulting business, providing writing, editing and career matchmaking services. In her spare time, she advocates for and writes about self-mentoring as a process for early-career professionals to define their own path toward career success. Learn more at http://ScienceMentor.Me.