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2nd post doc?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:32 am
by Shehan9762
Thank you all for responding to my last questions. I found the advice very useful.

Since finding a job has become very difficult for a foreign born person like me, what about looking for a second post doc? The reason behind it is that I am thinking to extend my little "network" in USA and hopefully get more publications... Does that sound ok or is a 2nd post doc considered as a disadvantage?

2nd post doc?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:01 pm
by John Fetzer
It can be a disadvantage if it makes you look too academic. The research work you do and skills you gain have to stand alone as reasons enough for the second post-doc. If you just get some more publications in the same area or in another area that is not marketable, you might be hurting yourself.

On the other hand, going into another area that is hot and increases your skills or a position with a well-known professor can be a great help.