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There is more to preparing for future careers than building your researcher profile and technical skills

Throughout your PhD and postdoctoral training you should be aiming to build a portfolio of skills and experiences that will boost your employability and success after your PhD/Postdoc.

Website text and links curation: Prof. Neta Erez & Dr. Keren Shatzman

Professional Development Skills for PhD students

We tend to think that our professional development as PhD students or Postdocs involves learning and specializing in our specific area of research. However, a successful career is not solely dependent on research skills. While technical expertise and a strong research foundation are crucial, there are other factors that contribute to overall success. Developing a strong set of soft skills, also known as interpersonal skills or transferable skills, is vital to anyone pursuing an academic career. Moreover, these skills will be useful for any career you choose after your PhD/Postdoc.

On this website we focus on
six key areas of professional development skills:

For each skill you will find multiple resources to help you navigate your “extra-curricular” path towards your personal career development.

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״Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.

Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

Marie Curie

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