If you've recently graduated or are about to graduate with your advanced degree, chances are you're searching for a job. Ongoing media coverage of a tough economy and an even tougher job market can be extremely disheartening, but here's some good news to soak up: according to a report from the U.S. ...
Last week I was chatting with some junior graduate students in my lab and the topic of careers outside academia came up. They had heard a vague rumor that a world outside the lab exists, but, being a little science-obsessed, they hadn’t really thought of their lives beyond their theses! Considerin...
For the past 11 years I have studied cancer in one way or another. I performed my Ph.D. research on the DNA repair mechanism Base Excision Repair. I then performed research on Homologous Recombination, targeted radiopharmaceuticals and metastatic breast cancer (all were separate projects...
I had no idea that the European Commission had made a video to attract more women to careers in science before I witnessed the reactions of friends and fellow scientists in different social media. Within a few posts, I realized that either something must have gone wrong as scientists, both male and ...
Hello everyone!As I write this, the thanksgiving holiday was a few days ago.. I hope you all enjoyed yours, mine was a blast. As usual, I ate too much, but that is what holidays are for, right?Do you know what else the holidays are good for? JOB SEARCH. That’s what they are good for. I’ll get to...
In my previous entry, I talked about the resources I used during my job search and how, for me, sites like Bio Careers® and places targeted to my discipline (a branch of structural biology) yielded better results than all encompassing sites like Monster or Career Builder.
When I moved into my administrative role, one of the first things I needed to do was hire a teaching assistant for the summer. It hadn’t occurred to me that I would play a significant role in the process as other than briefly meeting interviewees I had never previously been involved. T...
Hello everyone!There is one piece of conventional job search wisdom that I hear constantly that drives me crazy, especially when it comes from “job search professionals” who should know better.Specifically, I am talking about the conventional wisdom that says: in job search, “you gotta sell yo...
This week I would like to talk about some very effective things that will help you do better when talking to people during your job search: Preparation and RehearsalPreparation is simply thinking ahead….thinking of how you can answer questions such as “why have you been looking for work thi...
It’s the same old song---contaminated drugs from China. The news was reported by Laurie Burkitt in the Wall Street Journal on April 17, 2012. Chinese authorities halted the sale of 13 drugs, because the gelatin capsules used in manufacturing were found to have high levels of the ...