Find Positions

Unlike the academic job market, there is no seasonality to non-academic job advertisements; positions are posted throughout the year on a large of variety of job boards. In addition, there is a hidden job market of opportunities that are never published online. Regardless of whether or not job opportunities are published online, it is estimated that more than 70% of jobs in the non-academic arena are found through personal and professional contacts. In other words, through networking.

Networking resources

For a listing of current local networking opportunities, check out the current issue of the Postdoc Update.

Guides

Networking for People Who Hate NetworkingDevora Zack (in the Postdoctoral Career Resource Center)
A Step-By-Step Protocol for Networking,
Part One & Part Two
 - David G. Jensen (Science Careers)

Sometimes, human-on-human contact is scary. That's why there's LinkedIn. Check out these handy guides to networking via the Interwebs.

How to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job - Susan Gunelius (SproutSocial)
Four Essentials For Networking with Strangers on LinkedIn - Joshua Waldman (Careerealism)

Care to connect with former OHSU Postdocs? Join the OHSU Postdoc Network.