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lamar.blackwell

Lamar
Blackwell

When transitioning from academia to pharma, academic scientists need their C.R.E.A.M! - Energy

There is something very attractive about a listening to a person excited about what they are saying.  Many times, the conversation is more interesting and enjoyable because there is an energy that is associated with the person talking.  You want to leave this type of impression with pharma...


Aníbal Valentín-Acevedo

Aníbal
Valentín-Acevedo

What is your professional value?

Whether we are starting on a new job or have been in the same job for years, it is always essential to know what I like to call our professional value. In other words, professional value is defined by how competitive we are or how much people are willing to do (or pay) to make us part of their ...


ronhunter

Ron
Hunter

Good or Bad: It is still change

At my desk, I have a sign that reads, “The most dangerous phrase in the language is ‘we’ve always done it this way’ by Rear Admiral Grace Hopper.” Growing up as a child of a military serviceman can be seen as the ultimate training in becoming comfortable with change. We moved around q...


sandlin.preecs

Sandlin
Seguin

Explaining your transition

Once you decide that you are going to make a career transition, you are going to have to answer the question Why, “why make the transition?” And sometimes that will be worded as a skeptical “Why not stay?” Having an answer to this question matters because it helps others understand wher...


lamar.blackwell

Lamar
Blackwell

When transitioning from academia to pharma, academic scientists need their C.R.E.A.M! – Analysis

When transition from academia to pharma industry, you will be hired to solve problems.  There is a reason that they are looking to hire someone.  The company has a problem of some type.  Maybe it’s because that they have more work than can be completed by the staff at hand.   M...


ronhunter

Ron
Hunter

Field Your Position

The Little League in Georgia selected my six-year-old godson to play in the All-Star team, and I was excited to attend the final game. Not only did the coach ensure each child had a turn to bat, but he also allowed each child to man a different position on the field throughout the course of the...


coach_tom

Thomas Patrick
Chuna

Are Resumes and CV's relevant in the modern job search?

Hello Everyone! As you might imagine, I spend a lot of time perusing what is hot, new and happening as far as job search trends, and what the new school “thought leaders” are putting out there. One thing I keep seeing is how print resumes and CV's are going (or should go) the way of th...


Aníbal Valentín-Acevedo

Aníbal
Valentín-Acevedo

How to say no to your boss

Is it appropriate to say no to your boss when he or she asks you to do something, or to take on a new project? First, let me tell you that it is indeed ok to say no to your boss. However, you have to say it in a specific way and only under certain situations. Otherwise, it can hurt your career....


coach_tom

Thomas Patrick
Chuna

How to not waste valuable job search time

Hello Everyone! This time we're going to take a look at three foundational principles that will keep you organized and focused on your job search. Anyone who has read my blogs for a long time knows that I am a firm believer in not spinning your wheels. Spinning your wheels causes anxiety, ...


Shu.Chin.Ma

Shu Chin
Ma

Cut the productivity clutter

I will be the first one to admit that I am mighty talented when it comes to finding ways to procrastinate or frivolously waste time on a daily basis. You’d think it was an Olympic sport. So, past the half way mark of 2015, I am finally getting around to my awfully neglected New Year’s resol...