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Nick
Folger

Video Interviews at the Job Summit

A number of you will meet recruiters at the Job Summit who find that your background matches well with their needs.  They will either want more time with you or to introduce you to their hiring manager (the line manager for whom you would work).


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Nick
Folger

How to be your best during a Video Chat

As the October 5th and 6th live days at the Virtual Job Summit approach, you probably have a few thoughts in mind.  How can I best take advantage of these live days?  How do I make a stong impression in a video chat?  Here are X steps that can help.


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Nick
Folger

Job Board Applications

You may know that the Bio Careers Job Board has more listings for U.S. postgraduate life scientists than any other Job Board.  In fact, it’s not even close!We’re rewarded by the fact that so many of you are so active on our job board, searching the listings, applying for jobs, and uploading...


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Nick
Folger

Employer Reviews

Did you know that 75% of our jobseekers are experienced alumni who are out there working in a broad range of occupations?  Do you think it would be helpful in your job search if those ahead of you gave you some insights on the pluses and minuses of those employers (be they Postdoc Programs, Bio...


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Nick
Folger

The Teamwork Divide

This spring, at the NPA Annual Meeting, I recall Randy Riboudo telling a packed room full of PhD’s and Postdocs that there are traits that employers give you full credit for, and those they worry about when it comes to highly trained technical people.Don’t worry about selling your technical skil...


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Peggy
McKee

The Top 5 Questions to Ask In Your Interview

Are you aware of how critical it is that you ask questions of your own during your interview?  Whether it’s for a position in academia, a research laboratory, or a sales/technical support position in a private company, the questions you ask can uncover vital information that can be used ...


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Wenny
Lin

How to write a great recommendation letter – for yourself

The first thing I learned in graduate school had nothing to do with PCR or cell culture. Walking the halls of the lonely ivy-covered ivory tower, I learned that you are your own absolute best (and sometimes, only) advocate. Nobody, not even your kindly mentor/advisor, will look out for you the same ...


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Larry
Petcovic

What do pronouns during phone conversations, chats, and the live interview say about your level of social integration?

This posting is a continuation of the “pronouns on the resume/CV …” Just as pronouns on the resume begin to provide an insight into a candidate’s social footprint, the phone conversation and interview finalize the assessment about the “social fit” with the culture of an organization. Eve...


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Jenne
Relucio

That Science CV into a Resume for the Real World!

This week I have officially started working on my law school application packages. The first roadblock comes from the most unlikely of sources --- my chock–full-o’-science CV.