Mentors can help postdoctoral students prepare for jobs by helping them to sharpen the skills listed above and to design a good CV, rehearse interviews, and learn about the current job market. In many cases, the most useful function of mentors is to introduce postdoctoral student to their own contacts, who might be able to offer or point to desirable positions.
Help students be aware of local resources for job-seek-
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The NGSS offer a detailed description of the key scientific ideas and practices that all students should learn by the time they graduate from high school. The standards are based largely on the 2011 National Research Council report A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas.