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Thomas Patrick Chuna

02.01.2017 |    3,434 |   reply |
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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 as a job seeker2) An effective strategy is to manage your online presence so they can find you. As previously promised, this time we will talk about actually working with and possibly developing a relationship with a recruiter, if you feel that is something you must do.  Here are the keys to building a successful relationship...

Christiana Davis

05.22.2014 |    11,060 |   reply |
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We are often told to get our foot in the door. Yet, for most of us, finding the door is our greatest challenge. In fact, most foreign nationals find this to be true. Case in point, I am originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa. I completed medical training in Russia,...
Tags: how to network, networking for non-US scientists

Virginie Adam

05.08.2013 |    11,468 |   1 reply |
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Last week, at a seminar by the CEO of a medical communications company, I finally discovered what medical writing really is!  Although I have spent a significant chunk of my academic career dedicated to writing, I hadn’t considered the possibility that this might lead to a job in itself. When...
Tags: medical writing, Science writing expert

Maida Taylor

04.17.2013 |    18,085 |   reply |
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BioSpace describes itself as “the leading online community for industry news and  careers for life science professionals…[providing] quality recruitment and job seeking opportunities for professionals in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.   The site offers “a multi-faceted venue for industry professionals with an online job board, daily biotech news feeds,...
Tags: biospace, employment, job market

Kate Sleeth

04.12.2013 |    21,812 |   2 reply |
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One of the things about being a blogger is that sometimes your friends reveal articles you may have missed and deliberately ask you to comment.  That just happened to me.  On a lovely Saturday, my cell phone told me that friend X had mentioned me in a post.  In fact,...
Tags: job, non-stressful, opportunity, professor

Rebecca Wilcox

04.04.2013 |    9,030 |   1 reply |
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The healthcare job market for anyone that has a degree in biology, whether we're talking higher degrees or something as simple as a college degree, is quite abundant. This means that as a professional in the field, one might be tempted at first to follow the academic career and pursue...
Tags: job market, job opportunities, job search

Kate Sleeth

12.24.2012 |    31,106 |   2 reply |
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I had no idea that the European Commission had made a video to attract more women to careers in science before I witnessed the reactions of friends and fellow scientists in different social media. Within a few posts, I realized that either something must have gone wrong as scientists, both...
Tags: career, science women, video, women

Lauren Celano

09.24.2012 |    8,588 |   1 reply |
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The Bio Careers® Virtual Summit scheduled on October 3rd and 4th provides graduate students, postdocs, and alumni an opportunity to learn about companies that are hiring and also gain insight from the presenters about job search tips and career strategy.  The summit provides an opportunity for jobseekers to interact with...
Tags: virtual job summit

Kate Sleeth

05.07.2012 |    19,878 |   1 reply |
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As I have previously mentioned, I am an individual member of the National Postdoctoral Association ( http://www.nationalpostdoc.org/ ), and I recently attended my third annual NPA meeting in San Francisco.  This year marked the 10th annual meeting and was wonderful due to the attention to detail and efforts of the...
Tags: Academia, NPA, postdoc

Nick Folger

04.27.2012 |    13,836 |   reply |
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A big thank you to all of you who participated in our second Virtual Job Summit in early April.  You made it a big success!  Our participating employers were pleased with the quality of the scientists they met. Thanks also to Coach Tom and Lauren Celano, who devoted their time to...
Tags: virtual job summit

Nick Folger

02.08.2012 |    16,555 |   reply |
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One of the problems with last fall’s Job Summit that we heard back from you about was that some booths were terribly overcrowded, and it was hard to reach a recruiter even during their Office Hours. We heard you! For the Spring Summit, there will be a link at each booth to...
Tags: CV, job seekers, job summit, network, virtual job summit

Nick Folger

01.27.2012 |    13,913 |   reply |
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We’re getting very excited about this Spring’s Job Summit, which opens Feb 1st (you can begin reviewing the Employer Booths) with live days on April 4th and 5th (you can video chat with Employers during their Office Hours).  Most of the Employers from the last Summit will be returning this Spring,...
Tags: CV, job seekers, job summit, network, virtual job summit

Nick Folger

01.19.2012 |    22,624 |   reply |
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Bio Careers held our first Virtual Job Summit last fall, and we were gratified that the event was so well attended.  Over 600 postgraduate scientists attended, spending over 50 minutes on each of an average of 50 visits to the Summit.  Since you all love statistics, here they are for...
Tags: CV, job seekers, job summit, network, virtual job summit

Nick Folger

08.26.2011 |    21,756 |   reply |
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This spring, at the NPA Annual Meeting, I recall Randy Riboudo telling a packed room full of PhD’s and Postdocs that there are traits that employers give you full credit for, and those they worry about when it comes to highly trained technical people. Don’t worry about selling your technical skills,...
Tags: event, meeting, NPA, postdoc

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