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charlotte.mitchell

Charlotte
Mitchell

Dealing with recruiters when you are not looking for a job (right now)...

People are generally very happy to work with recruiters during their job search, but less happy to take a recruiter call when they are not looking for a job. While it can be very annoying and awkward to be solicited at work for another job, many times, this is the only phone number a recruiter ...


tom

Tom
Ruginis

Six lessons learned while I quit grad school to become an entrepreneur

Life changing decisions do not happen often. They are difficult and will require you to dig deeper into your brain, gut, and soul to find the best path towards your happiness. I was 28 years old in 2008 when I decided that a PhD and a life as a scientist, wasn’t a good fit for Tom Ruginis.It ...


lamar.blackwell

Lamar
Blackwell

When transitioning from academia to pharma, academic scientists need their C.R.E.A.M!

Together, we have learned that there are transferable skills that we can take from our academic space to work in pharma.  I hope that we have learned about the importance of our ability to communicate, be resourceful, have energy, analyze work, and manage the work and expectations.  Unders...


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Thomas Patrick
Chuna

It's always time to make things happen

One of the problems of conventional wisdom is that it's not always wise. In fact, it can put unnecessary obstacles in your way.This time of year, the conventional wisdom is: 1) Nobody does any hiring over the holidays…2) …So it's pointless to job hunt…3) Until after the first of the year,...


lamar.blackwell

Lamar
Blackwell

Searching for our career north: The Process

An introduction to the processA common challenge for professionals is the situation where you having a good sense of the field you want to work in, but lacking clarity in what exactly we want to do in this field or how to get there. 


Aníbal Valentín-Acevedo

Aníbal
Valentín-Acevedo

Using Our Social Skills to Advance Our Career

If someone ask me what would be the best piece of advice I can give to a recent graduate who is about to start his/her first job, I would have to say: “make sure your social skills are impeccable”. I have blogged about this topic in the past but this time I want to look at it from a different...


Judy.lytle

Judy
Lytle

You got the job. Now, how do you negotiate your package?

You’re sitting in your third and final interview, and your prospective employer says, “We would like to work up an offer. What is your salary requirement?” A little bead of perspiration streams down your back. What am I worth? If I ask for too much will they withdraw the offer? If I don...


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Thomas Patrick
Chuna

Courage – the quality every job seeker needs

Hello Everyone! There is an old saying, that goes “He who hesitates is lost”. This is very true in life. If you spend too much time dithering, and calculating what might or might not happen, if you do or don't do something, chances are,the opportunity will be gone before you get off de...


Judy.lytle

Judy
Lytle

Tips for building your network

Networking. It’s an anxiety-filled word to some. But networking doesn’t have to mean showing up to numerous events where you don’t know a single soul, shelling out business cards to anyone who will take them. Of course that sounds awful.


sandlin.preecs

Sandlin
Seguin

The Networking Game

When I was working with a career coach to find my current job, I was in a networking rut. I had already been through the basics of networking: learning about the major employers, the major professional groups and the general needs of the industry in my location. I did this by going to a lot of ...