Career Planning WebApp

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.

myIDP provides:

                – 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

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