It is interesting, I took this article form: https://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/carousels/10-habits-successful-postdoc
10 must-dos for postdocs identified by Catherine L Drennan, professor of chemistry and biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Your project is your baby. There will be loss of sleep, and growing pains, but you will have a special bond. You should know more about your project than anyone else.
As a postdoc, it is time to start the transition to your independent career, and you will need to assume more and more responsibility for your own training and education.
If you want only to do research with your own two hands, you shouldn’t have got a PhD. People with PhDs lead research teams (either in industry or academia). They rarely work in isolation.
No matter what you do with your life, it is important to know how to do this.
Recommendation letters are more important to your future than anything else.
Learn how to keep a good notebook and good records. Practise time management. Organisational skills will benefit you in any job.
No matter what you want to do with your life, networking is important. Networking isn’t just about getting a good job, it is about positioning yourself to be successful in that job. Identify the scientific community that you want to be in, and get to know that community.
Pitching ideas for money is a very useful skill. Learn how to write research proposals by applying for your own funding. Help your PI write a grant even if it isn’t on the topic of your research. Ask others to see copies of their successful grants (sometimes they will even give you the critiques). Good grant writing is something that can be learned.
The number of papers you publish is important to your career, and once you leave your postdoc, the chances of an unfinished paper getting finished decrease dramatically. Finish everything!