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Nick
Folger

Intro to Founder Blog

While my background is in corporate management, strategy, sales and marketing (and entrepreneurship!), I have spent the last five years of my life focused on one thing—trying to be helpful to life science postgraduates in their search for meaningful work. While Bio Careers was officially founded ...


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Larry
Petcovic

The next new buzzwords for your resume: “Social Sensitivity”

Journal reference: Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.1193147


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Reshma
Parmar

U.S. Immigration, a waiting game for many

When I started to consider writing for this blog, I suddenly found myself with a case of writer's block.  I said to myself, ”How could someone who drafts, consults and writes daily for a living not simply write?”  I realized it was because there is so much to say on the subject of U.S....


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Nick
Folger

Find your Passion

Having talked with many life science employers and many scientist candidates for their jobs over the past five years, one overarching theme for successful candidates has come to mind. The most attractive candidates are those who have done the deep search to figure out what their “second passion”...


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Todd
Pihl

The Great Wall of Experience

As a number of the bloggers here have noticed, one of the biggest obstacles that postdocs face in moving into the commercial world is the dreaded “3-5 years of business experience” requirement seen in so many ads.  Many times, it seems as if there are no entry-level positions at all!&nb...


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Christie
Canaria

Help Me Help You on the Job Hunt

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be taking on another little “project” at work. This one won’t involve pipettes, chemicals, or the lab bench. Instead, it’ll be me, my reading glasses, a few labmates, and piles of resumes (and CVs). A great co-worker recently left the lab for greener pastu...


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Marielena
Mata

Who is the Boss? Part 2

Last time I wrote about the boss and how to be a great one.  This time, I’d like to write about the qualities to look for in a boss based on my previous experiences.  Sometimes I think I’m too subjective about these things but, interestingly enough, when I read articles about great ...


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Peggy
McKee

Building Your Brand for a Career Change

Simply put, your personal brand is what people think of you.  It’s the image you project to others, and it’s how they distinguish you from everyone else, professionally.  It’s also how people who don’t know you can find you and evaluate whether or not they want to work with, r...


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Clement
Weinberger

How I got into freelance writing: An unintended consequence?

We've all been there. It's Sunday afternoon and the feeling of dread hits. Tomorrow is Monday and it's the start of another work week. I'd been working at a medical communications agency for about 3 years doing medical writing and publication planning. I was their one and only in-house PhD. It s...


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Ex Lab
Junkie

University and Class Distinctions (or The Money Gap)

My parents and older siblings are first generation immigrants. I am the first natural-born Canadian in my family. I grew up in a blue-collar neighborhood in a small bungalow. My parents would be considered uneducated, but I learned my most valuable lessons from them: Don’t pre-judge people. ...