Hello everyone, I am a 4th year graduate student in nuclear engineering at a top university. I am about a year out from graduation and am beginning to think about what to do when I grow up. I have seen many friends (and read plenty of threads) about PhD's not being able to find a job after graduation, so I am starting my job search early. I would really love some advice based on your past experience! What to do? What not to do? What would you have done differently after your PhD? A little about me: BS in physics, studying radiation detection for my dissertation, currently do research at a national laboratory. I have a lot of experimental background, and am ok with data analysis/simulation. My largest job criteria is that I don't want it to be computationally-heavy. I would much rather work in a lab. Oh I should mention that I live in the Bay Area and can't relocate due to my family situation (is it even possible to find a non-data science job here??). I should add -- I am really trying to avoid a postdoc as much as possible.