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    Is it time for a Real Job? Aside from dry-cleaning your interview suit, what should be your next step? How do you approach entering The Ivory Tower as an Assistant Professor without making costly mistakes? No one can avoid all potential mistakes, no matter how much you plan. As Eisenhower said, “In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” With planning, you may make the wrong plan, but you should have considered the right option at some point in the process! Planning require three things. Know Yourself Throughout training, be it clinical or bench science in nature, your mentors have likely pushed a future as a Tenure Track Principal Investigator (TTPI). After all, your trainers are TTPIs, and all of us hope to find (and take some credit for) the ...