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I gave this talk in a doctoral consortium meeting to PhD students at different stages of their PhD in order to show them one instance of an academic career.
Any career is a mix of chances, opportunities, and people. Especially people. Some opportunities you need to create yourself. You certainly need to keep your eyes open and tell people about your wishes!
In hindsight any career looks smooth and straightforward. You don’t see and feel the times of uncertainty, when you felt like you are not going anywhere.
But don’t despair on the way: There is enough time for each step. Just have a long time goal at hand for yourself, and be stubborn in pursuing it.