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How to get a decent postdoc position
Transcript of How to get a decent postdoc position
Thick point in CV Best places possible
Warning: Everybody is slightly biased Position application
check list: Find a victim
Visit: talk + interview
Getting the offer Top conferences, top papers, ...
Don't be afraid of "unknown" people 1) Be brief
2) Set yourself apart
3) Add everything usefull Introduction e-mail cookbook Invest time
Show research experience
Show developing experience
List at least two foreign references
Triplecheck grammar CV
1-2 recent (related) papers Can speak
Can speak english
Know the topic a bit You are not a fraud Phone call goal: Talk + Interview goal: You can give a technical talk
You will fit the team
You are generally smart enough No real interest in the topic you choose Enthousiastic, easy-going, ... Choosing a specific person Prefer those you have met
Even indirectly And do mention it
Visited their talk, Used their
tool, ... Work on these early!!! This is VERY important
You need strong references e.g., from D3S project partners
ask your references in advance Work on these early!!! When to start? When ? Knowing top venues
Research & devel. experience
Start looking for a position After the 1st year of studies Devote as much time as possible Look for them actively! Approx. a year before defense