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    August 20, 2004

    Tooling Up: First Impressions—Are Interview Results Preordained?

    Perhaps the best advice is that because there's nothing you can do about it anyway, you might as well be yourself. There's something liberating about the idea that you don't really have to perform, to pretend to be something you're not.

    August 15, 2013

    Your Personal Marketing Plan

    The key to getting hired is to define and communicate your unique value proposition.

    April 20, 2001

    Behavioral Style: Understanding Communication Styles Can Advance Your Relationships--and Your Career Prospects, Part 2

    This column continues a series I started in last month's Tooling Up. If you haven't yet read Part One, I would suggest...
    June 17, 2011

    Tooling Up: Find an Outlet for Stress or Move On

    Workplace stress is intensifying in the sciences. Here are some ways of dealing with it.

    May 21, 2004

    Tooling Up: Pick a Peck of Postdocs

    Are you following the path of least resistance?

    November 19, 2004

    Tooling Up: Doing, Knowing, Judging: One Man's Quest to Link Academia and Industry

    In academia, he says, you are rewarded by the development of the knowledge base. The difference in industry is that you are paid for the judgment.

    December 11, 1998

    Preventing Burnout: Learning About the "Whys" of Job Satisfaction

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS The practice of "headhunting" became popular after World War II when many executive and professional...
    December 17, 2004

    Tooling Up: Big Decision

    Can you manage your way through a career in industry?

    August 17, 2001

    Your Relationship With Human Resources, Part 2: Company Gatekeepers Are Key to a Successful Interview

    The HR department "has to determine whether or not there is a personal chemistry fit between you and the company."

    June 23, 2000

    CVs That Open Industry Doors

    PREVIOUS COLUMNS As a professional recruiter, I look at over 300 resumes a week. And although I'm not anxious to...
    November 12, 1999

    A Week in the Life of a Headhunter, Part 2

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS This article is a continuation of last month's column. I hope that if you haven't read it, you...
    February 11, 2000

    Tooling Up: Enrich Your Life With Coincidence

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS One of the first things you learn when you write and speak to scientists or engineers is that...
    January 16, 2009

    The Job Seeker's Lexicon

    Job seekers need to be able to interpret the jargon used in job ads and interviews.

    May 23, 2008

    Tooling Up: Transitioning to Teamwork

    "Teamwork is the business-world equivalent of 'plays well with others' in kindergarten."--Judy Heyboer

    November 20, 2009

    Tooling Up: The Project Management Career Track

    Project management, as a career track and a core skill, requires detail management, good communication, and people skills.

    March 19, 2010

    Tooling Up: I'm Special, Aren't You?

    Your parents may have told you that you're special, but the job market requires some humility.

    August 19, 2011

    Tooling Up: Clinical Trials Careers

    A recent book describes several clinical career paths that can be entered by people without clinical experience.

    April 20, 2012

    Tooling Up: You Will Never Be Appreciated

    Scientists and other professionals can increase their job satisfaction by kicking their addiction to praise.

    May 16, 2003

    Ten Traits of the Job-Search Rebel

    "Scientists coming from academia will rapidly separate themselves into two camps: those who take the advice of their mentors and proceed cautiously, and those who use their internal motivation, creativity, and a lot of hours to tear up the track."

    May 14, 1999

    Learning to Think Like An Entrepreneur, Part Two

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