Here is a list of other resources that may be helpful for designing your career:


From PhD to Life by Jennifer Polk

Alternative Scientific Careers (In Spanish) by Manolo Castellano

Jobs on Toast A great blog aimed at PhDs who want to work outside academia by Chris Humphrey

Versatile PhD by Paula Chambers

What are all the PhDs? by Nathan Vanderford

The Grad Student Way by Ryan Raver

The Industrial Physicist Archive of the now out of print magazine by the American Institute of Physics

Smarter Every Day – Destin Sandlin is an excellent science communicator, and the videos he produces are top notch!


System Engineering – a Great Fit for a Physics Background by David Giltner

Some Books I Recommend:

Put Your Science to Work: The Take-Charge Career Guide for Scientists by Peter Fiske

Start with Why by Simon Sinek – This is a really excellent book that makes the critical point “People don’t buy what you do, they buys why you do it.”

Linchpin: Are You Indispensible? by Seth Godin

The Hard Thing about Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

So What Are You Going to Do with That? by Sue Basalla May

A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink

Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
by Jim Collins

The Innovators Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail by Clayton M. Christensen

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