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Michael Salgaller

05.03.2017 |    1,569 |   reply |
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Recently, Genetic Engineering News published a list of what they believe will be the top 10 biotech jobs most in demand over the next decade. Now we’re down to the Big 3! For those looking for moving beyond the bench, starting their science career, or just looking for a change, the list proposes where the likeliest landing spots are located. This blogpost provides a little taste of what the highest growth positions do. Although, personal interest and excitement is very important in a career – so is being able to get a job in that career! Being an unemployed or underemployed...


Thomas Patrick Chuna

04.25.2017 |    1,761 |   reply |
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Hello everyone!  This month we are continuing 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 most of your efforts as a job seeker2) The best strategy is to manage your...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

04.12.2017 |    1,443 |   reply |
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I thought about writing about growth, since it’s spring, and growth is something that happens when you stretch outside your comfort zone. (I did write about growth for the 4/16 issue of the newsletter in case you missed that one!) But the flip side of the positive growth that comes...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

03.29.2017 |    1,448 |   reply |
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A reader of my recent networking post, Ten People You Need To Have In Your Professional Network, gave me a follow-up challenge: I’ve been to so many lectures or read articles and they all say the same thing. Rely on your network or use your network to accomplish this or that....


Judy Lytle

03.15.2017 |    2,115 |   reply |
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You can make yourself marketable. Really, you have to, especially if you’re considering a career change. There are a few things I’ve done or currently do that continue to add to my resume. And yes I know – you have a family. You volunteer. You have a full-time job. You’re...


Connie Hampton

03.01.2017 |    2,234 |   reply |
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The short answer is “Neither” and here is why. The way hiring works is that a company does not hire unless they have a problem they can’t solve with the people that are already paying. Why would they hire somebody if their team can get it done?  The first person who knows...


Aníbal Valentín-Acevedo

02.22.2017 |    3,072 |   reply |
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If you are looking for a job, most likely you have many expectations about it. How much money you wish to get paid, how many vacation days you will get and what type of benefits will be included just to mention a few. You might also think about how related...


Judy Lytle

02.16.2017 |    4,011 |   reply |
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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...


Thomas Patrick Chuna

02.01.2017 |    3,449 |   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...


Brendan Delaney

01.25.2017 |    3,518 |   reply |
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On December 28th, 2016 the Administrative Appeals Office issued a decision in Matter of DHANASAR that has changed the landscape for National Interest Waiver cases.   This is of major importance as the National Interest Waiver is one of only two self-sponsored applications and many postdocs, scientists, researchers, and others use...


Judy Lytle

01.18.2017 |    3,927 |   reply |
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“Business Development” can mean different things, depending on the position you find yourself in, the company or agency that hires you, the size and mission of the organization, and any number of other factors. As the Director of Business Development for a small non-profit research institute, I can tell you...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

01.04.2017 |    3,686 |   reply |
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Rutendo asks: I am a Medical Doctor, trained and currently working [outside the US]. I want to make a move into Clinical Research, and I do have related experience when I was working in one of our teaching hospitals. We’d have several studies running concurrently, so in between admitting patients...


Connie Hampton

12.28.2016 |    3,267 |   reply |
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I want to talk about the history of targeted networking and how things have changed. Let’s also talk about what to say and how you can use it during this next month of holiday parties.  What is networking? When did it start? How has it changed? And how is it useful...


Thomas Patrick Chuna

12.14.2016 |    3,324 |   reply |
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Hello Everyone!  Thanks to everyone who attended my last webinar, I really appreciate all of you, and I hope we did some good together.  This time of year is a great time to reflect, and take stock. It's also a great time to keep your foot on the gas and keep up...


Michael Salgaller

11.30.2016 |    3,980 |   reply |
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Recently, Genetic Engineering News published a list of what they believe will be the top 10 biotech jobs most in demand over the next decade. For those looking for moving beyond the bench, starting their science career, or just looking for a change, the list proposes where the likeliest landing...


Debojyoti Dhar

11.17.2016 |    3,644 |   reply |
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In the world of ‘start-ups’ especially in the life science domain, there are various factors that make it attractive or unattractive. For a start up, initial years is all about product development, team building and then followed by massive marketing. A good product if not marketed well is as good...


Connie Hampton

11.09.2016 |    3,997 |   reply |
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A few months out of my first assistant attending position, I feel freer to pontificate on the travails of how to search for your first real job. While I am not a golden child with million dollar grants and C-N-S publications, I nonetheless felt wanted during my job search and...


Judy Lytle

11.02.2016 |    4,202 |   reply |
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Three and a half years ago, I walked into the office of my government client, and said, “I’m done. I’m giving my two weeks’ notice.” I was pretty fed up, and had stayed in that seven-year job for two years too long. I had no plan. I went home that...


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