Career Clinic 1 – Putting Your Best Self Forward

Postdocs and early career researchers often face a conundrum when navigating career advancement or transition interviews: how one can leverage on his/her experiences and worth without coming across as abrasive. Negotiation may sound uncomfortable to most postdocs, but it is a part of our daily lives on both personal and professional fronts, and being effective in negotiation creates beneficial outcomes for both parties involved in the dialogue.  

In this engaging workshop jointly conducted by Lakshmi Ramachandran, PhD, of NUS Centre for Future-Ready Graduates and Anupama Murali of Forward Focus, both of whom have extensive experience in coaching postdocs and early career researchers in their personal and professional development, participants will learn how they can demonstrate their value and showcase their maximum potential during a career advancement or transition interview. The speakers will also share useful pointers on how postdocs can effectively communicate their goals and desires in career-related negotiations. Join us for this workshop to learn how you can set yourself up for success!