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At the US National Institutes of Health Office of Intramural Training and Education's Careers blog, career counselor Anne Kirchgessner says that she often hears from postdocs who say that their mentors have not properly helped them to prepare for their next steps. But, she says, "there are various reasons why a postdoc mentor doesn't just 'make the call' that links their trainee to a career position," not least of which is that he or she may not be fully aware of that trainee's professional interest.

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