I read once that career development professionals report some of the highest levels of job satisfaction. But when you’re a career development professional, in a small office, you’re in danger of burnout from all the invisible work you’ll need to do to do the work that is expected of you. Our office has been constantly tackling the creep of ‘invisible work’, and I thought I’d talk about it.
Staying incognito: How the OCPD helps UCSF PhD students and postdocs discreetly explore career options
Some PhD students and postdocs have not disclosed to their advisors/PIs their interest in a non-academic career. Career Centers need to think about how to serve trainees who might not want to be tracked at the latest high profile program or on a career office’s social media streams. Here’s what our office our office does to support them.
If a university career center can’t model a healthy, high functioning work environment, who can? When I became director last October, one of my first goals was to establish an office-wide telework policy. The entire team threw themselves into defining goals and troubleshooting how to make it work. 8 months later, its a work in progress, but it’s working rather well.