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Charlene Milliken

02.29.2016 |    3,060 |   reply |
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I knew before I graduated with my Ph.D. that I would not be pursuing a career in academia.   When I received an AAAS fellowship and was placed in the Science & Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), I was thrilled…mainly because I got the AAAS fellowship, but I certainly was looking forward to the opportunity to work in the federal government (where I ended up staying for 7-1/2 years, by the way).   Unfortunately, I had to deal with a couple of annoying, obnoxious comments from some of my academic colleagues or advisors.  So, if you end up...


Andrea Habura

12.28.2015 |    3,664 |   reply |
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When I meet people at cocktail parties, I tell them I build robots for a living. Which is the truth, but not the whole truth.  As you know, if you’ve been reading my blog posts, I'm a microbiologist who moved into the scientific instrument industry after about 20 years in academic...


Thomas Patrick Chuna

06.20.2013 |    17,345 |   reply |
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Hello everyone! In this installment, I wanted to cover something fundamental to your job search, and that would be “effective email communication.” It’s true that texting, tweeting, and facebooking are all accepted methods of communicating these days and, while they are ok to use, I do feel that their use ingrains some...
Tags: communication, Email Etiquette, Emailing


Sandlin Seguin

04.30.2013 |    17,037 |   reply |
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After I defended my PhD in 2011, it took more than a year before I had my first Real Job. It still makes me squirm to think about the gap, especially knowing what I know now: my first job was a job I had never heard of while in graduate...
Tags: Exploring my options, Learning


Thomas Patrick Chuna

04.02.2013 |    8,772 |   reply |
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Hello everyone! Bio Careers® is presenting another Virtual Job search Summit very soon, April 3rd and 4th, 2013. I would urge each of you to attend, and take advantage of the resources available to you.  Remember, the thing about job fairs is the limited time you have to get your point across, so...
Tags: hiring, interview process, recruitment, Sourcing


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