Journal reference: Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.1193147
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be taking on another little “project” at work. This one won’t involve pipettes, chemicals, or the lab bench. Instead, it’ll be me, my reading glasses, a few labmates, and piles of resumes (and CVs). A great co-worker recently left the lab for greener pastu...
We've all been there. It's Sunday afternoon and the feeling of dread hits. Tomorrow is Monday and it's the start of another work week. I'd been working at a medical communications agency for about 3 years doing medical writing and publication planning. I was their one and only in-house PhD. It s...
I was recently involved in the review process of the Summer Academy applications for my institution. We accept around 50 scholars each summer for 10-12 week programs which consist of both high school and undergraduate students. This is the first time I have been involved with this proces...
Here’s a tip that you should always keep in mind: Never leave all the question asking up to the interviewer. You always want to ask questions during your job interview. There are three reasons for this:• It helps you uncover information you can’t get anywhere else…who’s a better sour...
How long is it now? How many months of searching Monster, Biospace, Bio Careers, LinkedIn and other sites looking for a job? Six months, nine months, a year? How many screening interviews, HR conversations, talks with CEOs, COOs, CFOs, VPs? Two intervi...
Hi everyone!When I’m asked, “what’s the hardest part of a job search”? I always say the same thing – “making sure that the jobseeker doesn’t mentally and emotionally ‘check out’ of the process” Here is an example of “checking out”… let’s say you find a pertinent (or ...
To start, let me tell you a little about my profile back in 2005 when I started my MBA. I had a BA in Psychology, a 640 GMAT, and 5 years of experience running a small high-performance auto parts business. Hardly the ideal profile for a Consulting job.
Your online personal brand, that is how you portray yourself and how others see you, is very important for your networking and job search process. Even if you are not looking for a job, how your brand yourself online matters. Below are a few examples.Networking Scenario: