About this blog

This blog was established by the Career Services Center within the Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE),National Institutes of Health (NIH):

• to increase awareness of OITE services among trainees;

• to respond to frequently asked questions about and offer guidance with the career planning and job search process;

• and to share new and updated career information and resources with all NIH trainees.


This is a moderated blog. While we expect that readers will submit questions, share experiences, and make general comments about posted content, we will review all comments before posting them. We expect that participants will treat each other with respect. We will not post comments that contain vulgar language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups. We will not post comments that are clearly off-topic or that promote services or products. Comments that make unsupported accusations will also not be posted.

We ask that reporters send questions to the HHS Media Office or the NIH Media Office  through their normal channels and refrain from submitting questions here as comments. We will not post questions from reporters.

We recognize that the Web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. Given the need to manage Federal resources effectively, however, we will review comments and post them from 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. We will read and post comments submitted after hours, on weekends, or on holidays as early as possible the next business day.

To protect your own privacy, and the privacy of others, please do not include phone numbers or e-mail addresses in the body of your comment.


This blog does not gather information about you, other than information automatically collected and stored (see below), when you visit our Web site unless you choose to provide that information to us. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will not share or sell any personal information obtained from users with any other organization or government agency except as required by law. Please view the complete HHS Privacy and Security Policy and the NIH Privacy Statement.

Linking Policy and Disclaimer of Endorsement

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This blog includes useful hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations and individuals’ blogs. This blog provides these links and pointers solely for our users’ information and convenience. Such links are indicated by our standard exit icon () and disclaimer.

When you select a link to an outside Web site, you are leaving this blog and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside Web site.

HHS, the NIH and this blog do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked Web site.

HHS, the NIH and this blog do not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked Web sites, and we do not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer.

HHS, the NIH and this blog cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Those who provide comments are responsible for the copyright of the text they provide.

HHS, the NIH and this blog are not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked Web sites.

HHS, the NIH and this blog do not guarantee that outside Web sites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.

These views and posted comments do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH, or the federal government.

Thank you for taking the time to read about blog policy. The author of this blog plans to post two or more times per week on a variety of career-related topics. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.