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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."

February 15, 2002

Understanding the Roller-Coaster Global Biotechnology Job Market

September 20, 2002

The Cover Letter: Door Opener Par Excellence

"Writing something that is powerful and yet short is the single most difficult kind of business writing."

October 18, 2002

Job Market Hype: Media Misinformation Puts a Spin on the Biotech Job Market

"Despite 2002's rough economy and the resulting loss of value in biotechnology companies, the pressures to develop products and shareholder value have continued to keep good people in demand."

November 15, 2002

The Walking, Talking Interviewing Machine

"All it will take are a few responses that sound phony or overprepared, and
wham! You are off the A list."

December 20, 2002

Time Wasters: Managing Your Most Precious Resource

Whether you bill your work or simply want to know where to squeeze in more job-search networking hours, keeping a journal can help you discover your own personal "time wasters."

June 20, 2003

Psychometric Testing on Interview Day

Things went along OK for a time until he started showing me some of those ink-blot pictures and doing word associations. "Too weird," I thought.

October 17, 2003

Nineteen Ways to Get Lucky

"Attracting luck and coincidence to your side could make the difference between a painless, rewarding 3-month project and a year-long (or more) marathon!"

June 18, 2004

Tooling Up: Career Success Factors, Part 1--Believability

Most of us have no idea how those on the receiving end make their decisions about our believability.

July 16, 2004

Tooling Up: Career Success Factors, Part 2--Ten Habits of Successful Scientists

"The most successful people realize that counting on perfection at all times is impractical." --Michael Zigmond

December 17, 2004

Tooling Up: Big Decision

Can you manage your way through a career in industry?

May 20, 2005

Tooling Up: Managing Your Advisor

"You don't have to like or admire your boss, nor do you have to hate him. You do have to manage him, however, so that he becomes your resource for achievement, accomplishment, and personal success." –Peter Drucker

July 29, 2005

Training and Transitions

Despite a smattering of specialized coursework, company and university officials admit that the traditional science degree isn't focused on the skills that employers really look for.