In the last few months, I have received so many questions about cover letters. People have asked me, are they important? Do people read them? Are they worthwhile? Who sees them? Should they be customized? etc, Due to all of the questions, I thought I would write a blog...
I have been a postdoctoral fellow for approaching seven years. Over the past few years, I have been instinctively drawn to expand my horizons by joining various associations. I enjoyed leading the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) at my institution; being a member of the Board of Directors ...
Hi everyone!When I’m asked, “what’s the hardest part of a job search”? I always say the same thing – “making sure that the jobseeker doesn’t mentally and emotionally ‘check out’ of the process” Here is an example of “checking out”… let’s say you find a pertinent (or ...
To start, let me tell you a little about my profile back in 2005 when I started my MBA. I had a BA in Psychology, a 640 GMAT, and 5 years of experience running a small high-performance auto parts business. Hardly the ideal profile for a Consulting job.
I know that I do. Unfortunately, as scientists the medium through which we often present our findings is through either a poster or seminar presentation. Either way, it involves standing in front of a group of people and telling them the story of your research. Easy, right? W...
In “coach speak,” an assessment exercise is a term we use to describe having the job seeker think about themselves, and then write about themselves, and then analyze what they have thought and written, for the purposes of illumination and guidance. The reason they are called “exercises”...
I was recently given the opportunity to judge a few middle school science fairs, and I jumped at the chance. Not only because I have never been to one (as I am English I have never participated in one before, either as a contestant or a judge) so I was curious to see what it was like, but also...
“Ah, the rocket scientist from the Upper West Side!” That was the greeting I got when I was called in for the voir dire with the attorneys. They knew this from the questionnaire all jurors had to complete on arrival at the courthouse. I had jury duty last week – the infamous jury duty of New Y...
Your online personal brand, that is how you portray yourself and how others see you, is very important for your networking and job search process. Even if you are not looking for a job, how your brand yourself online matters. Below are a few examples.Networking Scenario: