Below are links to helpful resources for current and past Allen School postdocs, including campus contacts, information on potential research and career development opportunities, and guidance on preparing for an interview, building your network, and enhancing your research, leadership and entrepreneurial skills. We will continue to add to this page as new resources become available.

Resources for Current Postdocs

UW Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Allen School Postdoc Orientation Slides: PDF, PowerPoint

Allen School Postdoc/PI Meeting Checklist: PDF, Word

Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Allen School Resources, helpful links for Ph.D. students, many of which are also valuable postdoc resources

Career Development Resources

Career Support , UW Career Center.  Postdocs are charged a $60 per hour fee for a one hour counseling session or a mock interview, but all other UW Career Center resources are free to UW postdocs. 

Career Advice & Information, Allen School

ENGR 598A: Preparing for Academic Careers in Engineering (PDF), Autumn 2016 (CSE Postdocs can attend individual class meetings without enrolling with instructor permission)

Advice for Academic Job-seekers, Professor Michael Ernst, UW CSE

Reflections on My Tenure-track Assistant Professor Job Search (PDF), Assistant Professor Philip Guo, University of Rochester

Maximize Your Chances of Landing a Faculty Job, Science

Preparing Your Curriculum Vitae

Academic Careers: Curriculum Vitae (PDF), UW Career Center

Top 10 Curriculum Vitae (CV) Writing Tips, About.com Careers

How to Write a Successful CV, University of Kent Careers and Employability Service

Preparing a Curriculum Vitae: Proven Success Strategies, Quintessential Careers

The Art of Writing a Good CV, Totaljobs.com

Writing Your Cover Letter

Academic Careers: Cover Letters (PDF), UW Career Center

Mentor Memo: A Dozen Sentences That Should Appear In Your (Academic) Job Application Letter, Professor Philip N. Howard, UW Graduate School

Sample Materials for Academic Positions, University of California, San Francisco Office of Career & Professional Development

Understanding Cover Letters, Inside Higher Ed

Preparing for Interviews and Job Talks

Academic Careers: Interviews (PDF), UW Career Center

Academic Careers: Job Talks (PDF), UW Career Center

Advice for Academic Job-seekers, Professor Michael Ernst, UW CSE

Building Your Network

Building Your Network (PDF), UW Career Center

Networking Essentials for Postdocs, Postdoc Training

Postdoc Careers: Networking, Cornell University Office of Postdoctoral Studies

Enhancing Your Skills

Proposal Writing, UW Researcher's Guide

Tips for Writing a Compelling Proposal (PDF), Susanne Hambrusch and Ed Lazowska

Academic Careers: Research Statements (PDF), UW Career Center

Leadership Skills, SkillsYouNeed.com

Leadership Skills: Become an Exceptional Leader, Mind Tools

How to Find Out Your Style of Leadership, University of Kent Careers and Employability Service

Confidence, Postdoc Training

Success Careers: A Matter of Confidence, Science

Building Confidence, SkillsYouNeed.com

Building Self-Confidence: Preparing Yourself for Success, Mind Tools

Entrepreneurial Skills: The Skills You Need to Build a Great Business, Mind Tools