Search Action Plan

Judy.lytle@gmail.com

Judy
Lytle

Make Yourself Invaluable

I can proudly say that I’ve accepted jobs even though I knew (and my new manager knew) that I didn’t have a clue how to do some or all of that job. In fact, I seem to have made a career of doing just that. If you attended my webinar in January, you’ll remember that I spoke a bit about it. ...


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Thomas Patrick
Chuna

What About Headhunters? Part 3

Hello everyone! I wanted to take the time to circle back and continue the discussion about headhunters, and what they mean to you as a job seeker. In previous blogs, I made the following points about headhunters: 1) Headhunters really aren't the best place to focus the bulk of your efforts ...


thomas.magaldi@biocareers.com

Thomas
Magaldi

Ensure that your first job meets these two criteria

I often encounter two types of graduate students and postdocs who are on the job market. The first type is looking for the perfect job.  Students in this category want their first job to meet all of their career requirements such as responsibilities, salary, location, growth opportunities,...


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Nick
Folger

Do you need a Job Search Mentor?

Perhaps you have well established Mentor relationships in Academia or your current field.  Are they the best people to guide you through a career transition into a new field?  They know you well, and you have a comfortable relationship with them, but perhaps they don’t know enough about ...


Michael.Salgaller@biocareers.com

Michael
Salgaller

I Know What You Did This Summer

I know what you did this summer. You probably worked on your job, but not your career. That’s okay. It’s hard to connect with people when so many are away on vacation. Weren’t you away part of the time? Please tell me you took a vacation. Please tell me you weren’t one of those who adde...


Donna Kridelbaugh

Donna
Kridelbaugh

What’s your career exit strategy?

With the uncertainty of government funding and shrinking research budgets, scientists need to develop a career plan that includes an exit strategy — an alternate career route that will pay the bills during transition periods while you refocus your career goals. I am not advocating that researchers...


akua.roach@biocareers.com

Akua
Roach

Cover Letters: An Essential Non-essential

Looking for a job in this competitive market can at times be frustrating.  It is difficult to discern what a potential employer is looking for in your application packet and, if you are looking for positions outside the bench, it can be nearly impossible to detail how your previous experience i...


sandlin.preecs@gmail.com

Sandlin
Seguin

Resources for Finding a Career

Sometimes the science career track can feel like a track you are stuck on. If you are starting to feel like your career options are limited to being faculty or failure, or that you just want to give up and go back to school to learn a trade, you might not be aware of some of the really interesting c...


Lauren Celano

Lauren
Celano

Tips for working successfully with recruiters

Recruiters that specialize in your specific area of interest can be a tremendous asset to a job search. These individuals are experts on companies hiring in your field, company hiring preferences, company cultures, growth trajectories, relevant roles and titles for your experience level, industry tr...


Michael.Salgaller@biocareers.com

Michael
Salgaller

Two of the Most Important Questions About Your Career

After looking over many of these blog posts, one important area to discuss is the scientist as an inventor, adventurer, and entrepreneur. My career has had a long, winding path. Sometimes the terrain was sufficiently tortuous that I dreamt of being reincarnated as a Land Rover. I’ve been promoted ...