Why NIH Fellows Don’t Need to Pay for Career and Job Services

If you are a fellow at the NIH as a post-bac, graduate student, or post-doc, you are probably thinking about your next step after your fellowship, which likely involves a job search. There are many competing fee-based services available in the marketplace outside of the NIH. However, before you seek a service that would charge you an expensive fee, we invite you to check out all the FREE career resources through the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education .

Many services are available to help you with your job search from deciding what you want to do, to reviewing resumes/CVs, and even practice interviews. If you are preparing for a job search, you will also want to review helpful articles in the OITE Career Blog such as:
1. Industry Job Search
2. Career Exploration and Planning
3. Interview Decisions Made Quickly

It is also important to network with former NIH fellows through the NIH Trainee Alumni Database, your own university alumni networks, and LinkedIn.

If you are unsure about how to start networking and reaching out to professionals in the fields and organizations of interest to you, OITE can help you get started.

NIH fellows have the opportunity to schedule one to one career and job search counseling/consultation with our OITE experienced career counselors. You may schedule a FREE in-person, telephone or SKYPE appointment by creating an account here. Before you commit your hard earned money to an organization that wants to charge you hundreds of dollars for job search help, take a look at the resources you have right here at NIH – https://www.training.nih.gov/career_services

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