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Larry
Petcovic

Be Sure to Bring All Three (3) of YOU to the Resume and Interview!

Yes, there are at least three of YOU that should be manifest on the resume and expressed during the interview.  We often forget that we as individuals play many different social roles in our lives. We often forget that a potential employer does not hire us, but rather the people working for ...


tdp

Todd
Pihl

Communications is more than just talk

“The flight will be delayed while several of the seats on the plane are replaced. Believe me, we REALLY want this to happen.” It is highly likely that this is about the last thing you want to hear when you are waiting to board a plane. Of course you also might think this is about the last thi...


christie.a.canaria

Christie
Canaria

What does a scientist look like?

Today is my birthday! It's really just another day. I don't feel older than I did yesterday. I don't look older than I did yesterday. Sometimes, though, I wonder how work would feel if I visibly aged - just a little - overnight. For the most part, I consider myself lucky in the aging process....


tony_fox

Tony
Fox

Top Ten Activities to Pursue During Unemployment

For those searching for a job within the current market, it is all too easy to feel the ache of hopelessness.  This does not need to be the case because hope is something that can never be taken away from a person.  A negative outlook by the masses can be quite contagious.  The great ...


larry

Larry
Petcovic

When is Personal TOO Personal for a Resume?

A few basic rules to remember may help you write your resume (based on my 30 years of experience): 1. We DO NOT want to adopt you.  We do not want to adopt your family, your hobbies, your photos, your art work or your religion.  Most companies are hiring you for three reasons: ...


MMata2

Marielena
Mata

The juggling act of work/life balance

This week I found a great article on work/life balance that actually aligns very well with my philosophy in this area (The 10 secrets of one Unflappable mother).  Most people will tell you that to have balance, you must set clear limits between your work and your personal life, yet I belie...


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Clement
Weinberger

So you want to go freelance?

My first step toward freelancing was moonlighting. Actually, it was the unintended result of interviewing for a staff job as a medical writer but being offered a consultant contract instead of a full-time position. Not knowing if it would work out, I kept my “day job” while I completed my fir...


nick

Nick
Folger

Intro to Founder Blog

While my background is in corporate management, strategy, sales and marketing (and entrepreneurship!), I have spent the last five years of my life focused on one thing—trying to be helpful to life science postgraduates in their search for meaningful work. While Bio Careers was officially founded ...


larry

Larry
Petcovic

The next new buzzwords for your resume: “Social Sensitivity”

Journal reference: Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.1193147


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Reshma
Parmar

U.S. Immigration, a waiting game for many

When I started to consider writing for this blog, I suddenly found myself with a case of writer's block.  I said to myself, ”How could someone who drafts, consults and writes daily for a living not simply write?”  I realized it was because there is so much to say on the subject of U.S....