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    September 12, 1997

    What Are Headhunters and How Do They Work?

    PREVIOUS COLUMNS A few years ago, Dr. Jim Bylund was studying gene expression in Bacillus subtilis, working as a...
    February 12, 1998

    The Path of a C.V.

    Here's what happens when you send in your C.V.

    June 12, 1998

    Forecasting Compatibility: How to Select Your New Boss

    July 10, 1998

    Interviewing Skills: What to Do When They Say "Tell Me About Yourself"

    This common interview question can be dangerous if you don't know how to handle it.

    September 11, 1998

    A Step-By-Step Protocol for Networking, Part Two

    November 13, 1998

    How to Present Your Weaknesses During Interviews

    The key to presenting your weaknesses in a job interview is to make them nonthreatening and present a plan for addressing them.

    December 11, 1998

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

    PREVIOUS COLUMNS The practice of "headhunting" became popular after World War II when many executive and professional...
    January 08, 1999

    Regional Hot Spots in Biotech

    PREVIOUS COLUMNS One of my side interests is moderating a biotechnology career discussion on the Internet, which...
    May 14, 1999

    Learning to Think Like An Entrepreneur, Part Two

    August 13, 1999

    The Single-Minded Pursuit

    September 10, 1999

    Rules of the Road: A Collection of Philosophies from Leaders of the Biotechnology Industry

    PREVIOUS COLUMNS Chances are that you are a skilled technical professional, trained in some highly disciplined...
    October 15, 1999

    A Week in the Life of a Headhunter (Part One)

    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...
    December 15, 2000

    How to Prepare for and Succeed at Panel Interviews

    PREVIOUS COLUMNS A red flag went up for Sherri as she scanned the e-mail from a human resources manager who had...
    May 18, 2001

    Biotech Buzzwords: The Industry's Confusing Acronyms and Insiders' Jargon

    PREVIOUS COLUMNS You all know what buzzwords are. As a scientist, you're almost certainly familiar with dozens of...
    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."

    May 02, 2003

    The Medicon Valley Region: Academia and Industry Join Forces in Research and Training

    "While graduates can easily head into an industry career because of the network connections they make, their science is deemed "worthy" enough to keep them on the academic ladder as well."

    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."

    July 18, 2003

    Style Over Substance?

    Good science and likability combine to land you the offer.

    May 21, 2004

    Tooling Up: Pick a Peck of Postdocs

    Are you following the path of least resistance?

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