Physics Career Advice
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The APS Professional Development material provides a single point of reference for the most useful career resources for physicists seeking to improve their careers or choose other jobs.
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Professional Development Topics
- Follow Current Events
- Hone your Communication Skills
- Know Your Potential Employers
- Learn to Self-Advocate
- Network Effectively
- Prepare a Well-Thought-Out CV
- Practice Presentation Skills
Protect Your Career
Ten Errors to Avoid
James Patterson, Professor Emeritus at Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, offers hard-won career advice on “The Backpage,” in APS News.
- Moving Ahead Before Being Ready
- Losing Focus
- Not Making Fundamentals a Working Part of Memory
- Not Focusing on Physical Ideas While Obsessing Over the Mathematics
- Not Fitting Goals to Abilities
- Ignoring Your Personal Life
- Using Secondary Sources
- Always Rejecting Authority
- Letting Anger Rule Behavior
- Not Keeping in Physical Shape