Developing an E-Portfolio
An electronic portfolio, or E-Portfolio, is a purposeful collection of artifacts and reflections saved on a website or DVD that showcases YOU. E-Portfolios can be an invaluable tool for the interview process. Postdocs can use E-Portfolios to document professional development over time, to identify patterns of growth and competencies in their chosen discipline, for self-assessment and reflection, and to share teaching and research accomplishments with prospective employers. The system is very user friendly, but you will need a short orientation before your account can be accessed. Orientations can be individually scheduled and usually take about 30 minutes. If you are interested in creating an E-Portfolio, please email your name and Net ID to Patricia.Aceves@stonybrook.edu.
E-Portfolios are offered through the Teaching, Learning & Technology center on campus. Visit their site to learn about the wide variety of workshops available for Postdocs. You can also visit TLT’s E-Portfolio site to see a showcase of E-Portfolios developed by other faculty on campus.
HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
Stony Brook University is a member of the national Higher Education Recruitment Consortium which advances the efforts of their member institutions to recruit and retain outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and to assist dual career couples. Through HERC you can search for jobs near to SBU for your spouse or significant other. When you register you can create a customized profile, get email job alerts, save jobs, and link your profile to create a dual career search.
Job Search Engines
AcademicKeys - Higher ed jobs
Biospace - Biotech and pharmaceutical jobs
Career Path - career tests, advice and resources
Career Site - automatic matching of jobs against resume
CareerJet - general search engine
CareerMart - Public health jobs
CareerNetwork - general search engine
Employment Guide - general search engine
FindaJob - general search engine
HERC - dual career job searches
Jobs online - general search engine
JobSearchUSA- general search engine
Jobsnet- general search engine
MinorityPostdoc.org - Feature articles, resources, and events about career advice, professional development, jobs, funding, fellowships, mentoring, and diversity issues.
Naturejobs - science positions
NPA - job board partnered with Science Careers, career planning resources
ResearchGate - free job board targeted to scientists and researchers for jobs in academia and the private sector
Sologig - general search engine
Tinytechjobs - jobs for microtechnology, nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology
Academia.edu - Find colleagues, share research, "Facebook for Academics"
AAAS Career Resources - American Association for Advancing Science career development programs
Academic Scientists' Toolkit - From AAAS Science Careers, a group of pertinent articles on topics that Postdocs worry about most: Teaching; Lab setup; Hiring and firing; Grantsmanship, etc.
At The Helm: A Laboratory Navigator
Beyond the Academe - Resource for Humanities PhDs to find non-academic positions
Burroughs Welcome Fund - Moving On: Managing Career Transitions
Career Basics: Advice and Resources for Scientists - ScienceCareers
Career Fields and Topics from ScienceAlliance, a comprehensive look at nonacademic career options
Case interviews - Variety of articles on how to be successful at case interviews
Case in Point - Learn how to prepare for and perform successful case interviews
CV, resume, cover letter samples along with additional resources from Robert Tillman, PhD, Former Director, Faculty Professional Development, Office of Faculty Affairs, Columbia University Medical Center
HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium video library
How to Craft a Winning Resume - ScienceCareers
Interviewstream.com - The leading practice interview system that allows job seekers the opportunity to see & hear themselves online
International postdocs - a vast array of resources for anyone on a visa looking for a job
Job Interview Body Language - A comical YouTube look at proper body language for an interview
Leaving the Ivory Tower - alternative careers in science
Lynda.com - SBU service that provides high-quality, online video training to the entire campus
Mendelay - a free reference manager for organizing your research
NIGMS - Workshop for Postdocs Transitioning to Independent Positions, Videos
NIH training materials - presentation materials from past NIH career training workshops
O*NET online - online tool for career exploration and job analysis
Postdocjournal - international platform addressing practical issues that pertain to postdoctoral experience
PubMed - More than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
ResearchGate - a free network dedicated to science and research. Connect, collaborate and discover scientific publications, jobs and conferences
Resumes & Career Portal - sample resumes, CVs, cover letters
4Researchers.org Practical Advice from Working Researchers
Scripps Research Institute - Career resources for Postdocs
Science Alliance - Videos on non-academic career options
Syracuse University - Career Services Video Library
Versatile PhD - Resource for Humanities and STEM PhDs to find non-academic positions
Postdocs' Coffee Hour, First Tuesday of every month
April 7, 2015, 9:00am
SAVE THE DATE: Practical Professional Skills: Strategic Career Growth
May 7, 2015, 1:00-2:30pm
NYAS Science Alliance Fall Programs
See upcoming programs from NYAS (some available as Webinars).
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