During a journal club in the not-so-distant past, Nina Wale introduced CIDD’ers to myIDP, an individual development planning tool for early-career scientists. It’s effectively an “academic personality” survey and long-term goal tracker. Worth a look, especially for those just starting out.
From their website:
You have put a lot of time and effort into pursuing your PhD degree. Now it’s time to focus on how to leverage your expertise into a satisfying and productive career. An individual development plan (IDP) helps you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best.
– Exercises to help you examine your skills, interests, and values
– A list of 20 scientific career paths with a prediction of which ones best fit your skills and interests
– A tool for setting strategic goals for the coming year, with optional reminders to keep you on track
– Articles and resources to guide you through the process