As I write this, I’m taking a break from teaching duties while at Cold Spring Harbor Labs in Long Island, NY. This place is breathtaking (and not just from the humidity)! It’s hardcore science mixed with art and nature. Two doors down from my imaging classroom is Jim Watson’s (co-discoverer of...
As a behavioral communications coach, I train clients to look for evidence that will help predict the future behavior of a candidate. As a hiring team, we key on three events to help in this phase of assessing a candidate’s qualifications; the resume/CV, conversations and the interview (and job n...
Online social media is a fantastic tool for job hunting. The “Big 3” (LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter) each have their own unique style that you can utilize in different ways for your job search. But while you’re working these sites to land the perfect medical sales job, employers an...
Believe it or not, the greatest obstacle you have in your job search is probably your perception of it. What does the job search mean to you? The job search is a sales process—even if your job’s not remotely related to sales. And in the job search, you’re the product. The em...
“It’s all about who you know, and I know Crackle.” The comedian Mitch Hedberg knew the value of networking when he spoke these words. Of course his ultimate goal was to gain a spot on the front of a Rice Krispies box (he thought the whole Wheaties thing was a bit overdone).
You are ready to start your job search and you know that you need a sharp marketing tool to send to potential employers. Good for you for knowing the importance of a well-written summary of your education, professional accomplishments, and abilities. You might even have an old resume from the past, ...
Hello Everyone!Here’s another installment on everyone’s least favorite topic, networking. Last time, we talked about ways to start networking if you don’t know anyone...actually, if you’ve gone through your contact list a few times to no effect, it can feel like you don’t know anyone,...
In my last entry, I talked about the reasons why I wanted to leave academia. I was tired of the low pay and time spent in the lab with little progress. I was upset and frustrated in my postdoc and I definitely didn’t want to become a full professor and carry the responsibility of writing grants an...