Personal relationships and personal well-being help carve out your next career steps. The relationships around you can assist you in finding a job as well as shape your decisions. Find out more about how networking and maintaining that work-life balance is essential to having a successful career.

Advanced Networking: Six Techniques for Maintaining Professional Momentum by Peter Fiske for 

Networking on Your Doorstep by Phil Dee for 

Lucky Accidents, Chance Encounters, and the Prepared Job Seeker by Peter Fiske for 

Informational Interviewing: Getting Information You Can Use by David Bomzer for 

Making New Connections: Networking Strategically an audio presentation by Brianna Blaser on 

Career Trends: Building Relationships- Mentoring, Collaborating, and Networking by and AAAS 

Creating your networking map by the OITE Careers Blog for NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education 

Tooling Up: The Informational Interview by David Jensen for 

Informational Interviewing 101 by Robin Wagner for The Chronicle of Higher Education

15 Tips from Keith Ferrazzi: Conference Commando by Keith Ferrazzi

Alumni Spotlights interviews with a former BRET PhD student or post-doc

"Polite Persistence" Advice on following up with a connection when there is no response on the first try

How to get the most out of a scientific conference from the BRET Office of Career Development Blog


Personal Well-Being

Mommy Postdoc, PhD by Heather Patisaul for The Scientist 

How Stereotypes Can Drive Women to Quit Scienceby Shankar Vedantam for NPR 

Take Time to Smell the Roses by Caroline Kane and Sue Shafer for ASCB 

On Being a Scientist and a Parent by Ursula Goodenough for ASCB