Individual Development Plan (IDP)

As a postdoc, you have spent a lot of time and effort on your education and training. Now is the time to focus on how you will bring your advanced skills and experience to bear on a fulfilling career. Using an IDP will help you to explore a range of career possibilities as well as to set realistic goals that will put and keep you on a career path you can feel excited about.


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myIDP provides

  • Exercises to help you examine your skillset, interests, and personal values; and, based on this examination, predictions about the careers that might suit you best
  • A powerful tool for setting strategic goals, with reminders to keep you on track
  • Resources to guide you through the career planning process


Note: If, for whatever reason, you don't like the myIDP online tool or you prefer to do your planning in pen and ink, there are lots of other alternatives. FASEB offers a good, basic IDP tool as well.

Frequently Asked Questions and more information about IDPs.