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Maida
Taylor

BLOG: Boosting, bragging, boasting or baloney: How do you talk about yourself?

You travel to another city for a day of interviews.  Often, you will be parked in a room, and a parade of people rotates through.  HR, your direct report, people above you in the hierarchy and people below.  Lab people, lawyer people, likeable people, and some not so much.   And ...


mkendrick20

Mandy
Kendrick

What’s your elevator conversation?

“Mandy, I still remember the first time we got to know each other,” my friend said during a four-hour road trip a couple of weeks ago.  “We were riding a bus to New York City, and I really wanted to get to know you and to understand what you work on, but all I could figure out was that th...


sarahpick648

Sarah
Pick

The Fine Art of Being Mentored (Part 2)

Finding good mentoring relationships is such an important part of career success, I’m continuing to examine this topic by interviewing another of our faculty at the Institute for Genome Sciences.


ping232

Ping
Xiao

Reality and Actuality

Has anybody thought that reality and actuality is not always the same? There may not be many people like those in Reality TV shows, but has anybody thought about its actuality? I will use GAMBLING as an example to discuss reality and actuality.Do scientists gamble? Many scientists would say: “No, ...


sarahpick648

Sarah
Pick

Applying for Positions at Academic Institutions (Part 1)

You’re completing your doctorate and planning to apply to an academic institution to continue your research. What steps can you take with your application to improve your chances of being accepted?


coach_tom

Thomas Patrick
Chuna

From Job Seeker to Job Hunter

Hello Everyone! I’m Tom, and I was recently invited to blog for Bio Careers. I look forward to serving the community by writing on topics pertaining to job search planning, interview preparation, effective follow–up, and much more. I will also offer my take on what I see happening in t...


peggy

Peggy
McKee

Polish Your Skills for Bio Careers’ Virtual Job Fair

If you haven’t heard by now, Bio Careers is holding the world’s first Virtual Job Summit for life science Master’s and PhD graduates starting in August.  Job seekers will be able to meet with employers from a significant number of top training institutions in the U.S.  It will be set...


ping232

Ping
Xiao

Live, Love and Pray

This is a blog for PhDs who, in their focus on scientific research, have lost their work/life balance.Some people may think PhDs are too narrowly focused and think differently than others, and are especially without people and communication skills. This may be true for a lot of PhDs, but not everybo...


nick

Nick
Folger

The Bio Careers Virtual Job Summit

I’m excited to tell you about a new event that we’ve had in development for a few months now.  It’s the Virtual Job Summit, and it’s scheduled to start on August 1st.  The Virtual Job Summit is an online Job Fair that’s open only to Bio Careers jobseekers.  It will take plac...


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

WIST 2011 – Fail Forward: Embracing Risk

On Saturday the 14th of May I attended the Women in Science and Technology conference held at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla.  There were four workshop sessions, and I wish to share a few thoughts from those sessions over my next few blogs.  The first session I atten...