Meet our young researchers
For me it was important early in my PhD to start thinking about what I wanted to do. I reflected on what actually motivated me and made me happy in my work life. So instead of focusing on jobs closely related to my field, I was very open-minded in my job seach and that led me to my current job.
Follow Emil's advice to young researchers heading for the first job
If you want a career outside academia, you should explore which of your scientific experiences will have value outside of academia. Invest in obtaining relevant transferable skills, such as presentation skills, project management and organizational skills. Also, do not wait for the right job to pop up. Be proactive, contact people in your network and discuss the opportunities.
Follow Susanne's advice to young researchers heading for the first job
If you want to persue a scientific career, you need to nuture your network and work hard on publishing your work in the best scientific papers early in your career. And you need to focus on the impact your work has on society. Besides from that don’t be afraid of making mistakes but enjoy the adventure that a career as a scientist will bring you.
Follow Anders’ advice to young researchers heading for the first job