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    January 20, 2006

    Tooling Up: Worklife Crises and Scientific Career Stages

    September 16, 2005

    Tooling Up: The Real Deal vs. Well-Oiled: Who Gets the Offer?

    The preparation may be facilitated by a book, magazine article, or online career advice column, but the response itself isn't programmed. It is the result of a serious self-assessment and the advance knowledge of what typically happens in an interview.

    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.

    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

    December 17, 2004

    Tooling Up: Big Decision

    Can you manage your way through a career in industry?

    September 17, 2004

    Tooling Up: Career Success Factors, Part 3: Creativity in the Job Search

    The daily stimulation of the mind, which he likened in our meeting to "putting on the thinking cap," is both a pleasure and a necessary tool for personal growth.

    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

    January 23, 2004

    Having a Life--And a Job Search Too!

    "After feeding Danny and spending some quality time with him, the day is just about over."

    December 19, 2003

    The Times They Are A'Changin'

    In R&D centers worldwide, molecular biologists are working with mechanical engineers. Physicists are engaged in problem-solving with their colleagues in chemistry and fluid engineering. Materials scientists and software engineers are huddled, working on common ground. ... Gradually, the
    independence of the ivory tower is moving to the
    interdependence seen most often in entrepreneurial companies.

    November 21, 2003

    Communication With Conviction

    Today's workplace is entirely different from that of our parents. It poses a cross-cultural and cross-gender communication challenge, but there is much more potential for productivity.

    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 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.

    March 21, 2003

    Buying Signals: Paying Attention on Interview Day Makes a Difference

    The best interviewers know exactly when to talk and when to listen.

    February 21, 2003

    Your Personal Marketing Campaign: Part Two

    Failure is a part of succeeding, and if you are regularly shooting down your ideas because you are worried that they may fail, you are only costing yourself wins.

    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."

    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."

    August 16, 2002

    The Salary Discussion: Walk Away a Winner With the Right Preparation

    "If you are asked this question, you must be prepared to answer on the basis of some very specific intelligence that you’ve gathered about the company’s range of salaries."

    February 15, 2002

    Understanding the Roller-Coaster Global Biotechnology Job Market

    December 21, 2001

    Avoid the Problem with Problem Solving

    There is a big problem with problem solving--most of the time the problem never really goes away.

    September 17, 2001

    Small Mistakes With Big Consequences

    It is by reading about other people's successes and failures that you can develop a game plan for the continued management of your career.

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