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Thomas Patrick Chuna

04.25.2017 |    1,535 |   reply |
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Hello everyone!  This month we are continuing the discussion about headhunters, and what they mean to you as a job seeker.  In previous blogs, I made the following points about headhunters:  1) Headhunters really aren't the best place to focus most of your efforts as a job seeker2) The best strategy is to manage your online presence so they can find you. 3) If you manage your expectations of them and cooperate, they can be of value. To wrap up the series, this month we will discuss how and why recruiters will blackball, reject, and ignore you and your resume.  Here are the behaviors that will get you on...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

04.12.2017 |    1,246 |   reply |
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I thought about writing about growth, since it’s spring, and growth is something that happens when you stretch outside your comfort zone. (I did write about growth for the 4/16 issue of the newsletter in case you missed that one!) But the flip side of the positive growth that comes...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

03.29.2017 |    1,255 |   reply |
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A reader of my recent networking post, Ten People You Need To Have In Your Professional Network, gave me a follow-up challenge: I’ve been to so many lectures or read articles and they all say the same thing. Rely on your network or use your network to accomplish this or that....


Connie Hampton

03.01.2017 |    2,091 |   reply |
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The short answer is “Neither” and here is why. The way hiring works is that a company does not hire unless they have a problem they can’t solve with the people that are already paying. Why would they hire somebody if their team can get it done?  The first person who knows...


Thomas Patrick Chuna

02.01.2017 |    3,200 |   reply |
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Hello everyone!  I wanted to take the time to circle back and continue the discussion about headhunters, and what they mean to you as a job seeker.  In previous blogs, I made the following points about headhunters:  1) Headhunters really aren't the best place to focus the bulk of your efforts as a job...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

01.04.2017 |    3,416 |   reply |
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Rutendo asks: I am a Medical Doctor, trained and currently working [outside the US]. I want to make a move into Clinical Research, and I do have related experience when I was working in one of our teaching hospitals. We’d have several studies running concurrently, so in between admitting patients...


Connie Hampton

12.28.2016 |    3,106 |   reply |
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I want to talk about the history of targeted networking and how things have changed. Let’s also talk about what to say and how you can use it during this next month of holiday parties.  What is networking? When did it start? How has it changed? And how is it useful...


Thomas Patrick Chuna

12.14.2016 |    3,109 |   reply |
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Hello Everyone!  Thanks to everyone who attended my last webinar, I really appreciate all of you, and I hope we did some good together.  This time of year is a great time to reflect, and take stock. It's also a great time to keep your foot on the gas and keep up...


Michael Salgaller

11.30.2016 |    3,802 |   reply |
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Recently, Genetic Engineering News published a list of what they believe will be the top 10 biotech jobs most in demand over the next decade. For those looking for moving beyond the bench, starting their science career, or just looking for a change, the list proposes where the likeliest landing...


Connie Hampton

11.09.2016 |    3,845 |   reply |
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A few months out of my first assistant attending position, I feel freer to pontificate on the travails of how to search for your first real job. While I am not a golden child with million dollar grants and C-N-S publications, I nonetheless felt wanted during my job search and...


Connie Hampton

10.26.2016 |    3,558 |   reply |
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You will need this list of skills and keywords so that writing your resume and online profiles is not difficult.  And you don’t need to start with a blank page!  You can use a template or format. Using a list of your skills and keywords will give you a “leg...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

10.19.2016 |    4,231 |   reply |
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In a job interview, the small talk at the start isn’t small but critical to a positive first impression (the right small talk can build rapport). I write about other ways to make a good first impression at a job interview in my latest Forbes post. Of course, job interviews...


Isaiah Hankel

10.04.2016 |    5,428 |   reply |
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The idea that getting a PhD is going to hurt your chances of getting a non-academic job is a misconception. In fact, most PhDs go on to get non-academic jobs and most get paid more than non-PhDs in the same position.  The only way a PhD will hold you back from...


Thomas Patrick Chuna

08.31.2016 |    4,822 |   reply |
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Hello Everyone!  Last month, I mentioned that I will talk about the right way to approach, work with, and manage your expectations regarding headhunters, both independent, and their corporate counterparts. We'll start with the right way to approach one. The right way is to do you homework, and find one who specializes...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

05.04.2016 |    3,825 |   reply |
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Congratulations, you have landed an interview with one of your dream employers!  You have a few days to prepare, so how should you best spend this time? Review the company. Review the job description. Review your key selling points. Now you have a good foundation of information on which to build...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

04.27.2016 |    3,502 |   reply |
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In a previous post, I shared five strategies for preparing for a job interview.  These techniques still apply if you get called back for additional interviews. However, the callback stage is different from the first round. If you don’t prepare for the nuances of callback interviews specifically, your interview performance will...


Melanie Smith

03.24.2016 |    2,734 |   reply |
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Losing your job can feel a lot like dealing with a death or other devastating loss (the process can be very similar).  There’s the financial aspect - you had plenty of money to feed your family, pay your mortgage, now you don’t.  The social aspect - you spent 8+ hrs/day with...


Melanie Smith

02.19.2016 |    3,177 |   reply |
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As a Recruiter reviews a resume, there are certain things that we typically look for and want to see in a resume, and certain things we just don’t want to see.  I think when we first start reading a resume or cv, one of the first things to catch our eye...


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