Western Women in Neuroscience

Career Tips

Career Tips and Advice

For post-docs and junior faculty: jobs

Useful aggregation of job search advice (from applying to negotiating)
Academic Scientist's toolkit:  Helpful info on job search and career
Tips on negotiating a first academic position

For post-docs and junior faculty: career

HHMI guide to scientific management Very comprehensive! 
CIHR career guide for new PIs
Early career management: research plans, management, teaching
Human Frontiers Art of Grantsmanship
Tips on running an undergraduate lab
How to write a reference letter
Action Programs: better to-do lists for juggling multiple projects

For students
How to revise a research paper after recieving harsh reviews
Jody Culham's advice to young scientists
How to manage your supervisor (geared to undergrads)
How to ask for a letter of reference
How to get into grad school
Writing a personal statement for grad school
Writing a 'letter of motivation' (applies to personal statements, too!)
'What is a PhD for, how to get in, how to succeed
Resume advice for undergraduates (from Yale)

How to write a CV
     - Example CVs
Employability skills service
Time management: the difference between urgent and important
Tips for PhD students here and here.
Workstory: interviews with people in various professions and how they got there
Outside academia: Versatile PhD is a great site for exploring options
Career resources at Western for grads and undergrads