So. I know it's been 3 months (eek). There is an important reason for my absence, however. It was called The Job Search.
Postdocs don't last forever, and I was at a good stopping point with mine. A major point of me doing a postdoc was to branch out from what I did from my Ph.D. and try some new techniques. I felt I had the training I needed, so I set out on the job hunt. In this economy, you probably know what this meant.
I applied for 36 jobs and kept track of them with an Excel spreadsheet. That meant 36 tailored resumes/CVs and cover letters. From the start of the job application process to the start of my new position was almost 3 months, and I consider that pretty fast. Most positions to which I applied, I did not hear anything back. About 7-10 gave me rejections. Luckily, I got 2 of them and chose one to go with. So where am I now?
Well, gentle reader, I am actually now in Michigan. I am an American scientist in the United States, and this hardly makes for an interesting blog title. So after a couple more advice posts, I'm going to put this blog to bed. It has served its purpose well, but now its purpose is done. I hope you have enjoyed reading and have gained some insight (if you are in the U.S.) into our neighbo(u)rs to the north!