Explaining your transition

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Once you decide that you are going to make a career transition, you are going to have to answer the question Why, “why make the transition?” And sometimes that will be worded as a skeptical “Why not stay?” 

Having an answer to this question matters because it helps others understand where you are coming from, and where you are going. And it’s also very easy to screw up. This is true for those who have decided to transition into government roles, or leave science altogether, or even just switch disciplines in their postdoc.