I am going to finish my PhD in the Netherlands within one year. Ideally I would like to get a postdoc here. However, due to competition or other factors I might not find a postdoc position. Then, there are two options:
1- Searching for a postdoc outside of the Netherlands which is not the best option for me currently.
2- Doing a second PhD here.
I want to know if doing a second PhD makes it harder to get a tenure track position later.
I am asking about the effect of doing a second PhD after I finished my first PhD regardless if I extend it for some period of time or not. Will people see it as a failure? To me it does feel like failure!
One good point in the Netherlands is that PhD students are employed as research assistants. Thus, I think when I am able to search for postdocs in other countries it might not look as bad as I think.