The headline isn’t really news I suppose. In all aspects of our life, the better prepared you are, the easier (in general) things are to work through and accomplish. Although I was a little disappointed that when I became a new parent a few years ago that there was no instruction booklet. Despite ...
Are you familiar with the 80/20 Rule? If not, I’ll tell you about it in the video below. And then I’ll show you how you can apply it to creating a 30/60/90-Day Plan for your next job interview.And if you’re not familiar with 30/60/90-Day Plans, you are missing out—these are amazi...
This time around, we are continuing on the topic of working with independent recruiters. A very common question I get is this: “I am contacted by recruiters all day long – how do I know which one I should work with, since they all sound alike – is there a way to tell which ones deserve a ...
Doing your homework before a job interview means different things to different people, just like it does in school. Some people skate by, and some people knock it out of the park. To get the job in this economy, you’ve got to prepare for the interview like the best of the best—with a...
Asking questions of your own in the interview is a great interview strategy. It makes you look good, and gives you tremendous insight into what the hiring manager is most interested in.But there’s one question that’s the best question of all, and you should never fail to ask it.In the vide...
I often hear people in different jobs and career levels comment that in this economy there are no jobs or funding to apply for. With all the advice from the various Bio Careers bloggers, and from receiving career opportunity updates, I know that is wrong. Therefore, how do you make yours...
As I have searched for postdoctoral positions, the postdocs in my research group have suggested using websites like postdocjobs.com and the job listings on the Science and Nature sites. Surprisingly, I only saw a few advertisements where a cover letter was specifically requested. I do not have much ...
In January, my local AWIS chapter event was a seminar given by Joan Moran on Empowering Women Towards Real Success. Joan has had an exceedingly interesting life with a variety of career changes: a background in theatre, an entrepreneur, artistic director, actress, producer, a teacher of acting...
We’ve all heard that question before. Even if one just answers “out,” not wanting to get into the details, it’s good to have a destination in mind. Some of you will have guessed that this is really a metaphor for life after grad school. Want another one? I saw a cartoon in the New Yorker mag...