myIDP is a free online career planning resource that helps you make an individual development plan (IDP). It is run by ScienceCareers.org, and offers a great deal of information tailored to your research area, skills, and personal values. It is targeted at postdocs in the sciences, but postdocs in other field may find value in its method and planning tools.
- 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”
Resources and templates are available online through Career Services to help you with drafting CVs/resumes, career planning and preparing for interviews. In person services are not open to postdocs, but there are extensive resources openly available at online.
Sign up for your free LinkedIn Learning membership through HR
Online, video-based courses on a number of topics related to advancing your career, including: building business relationships, coaching employees, asking for a raise, writing business reports, using LinkedIn, online job hunting, managing teams, and more.
Online, video-based courses on how to effectively use LinkedIn before and during your job search.
Science Careers from the journal Science aims to match qualified scientists with jobs in industry, academia, and government. The online career magazine features articles from postdocs, grad students and professionals sharing their stories and advice. Science Careers also provides resources on understanding your career options, looking for a position in your field, and preparing for your job search.
Provincial and Municipal Resources
Sessional Teaching Jobs
Postdoc Associates may consider sessional teaching appointments at the University of Calgary in accordance with Article 5.10 in the PDAC Collective Agreement, provided they have approval from their supervisor in consultation with the department head and course coordinators involved. Some teaching positions are also available through: