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September 18, 2013

The Cover Letter: Relic or Still Relevant?

It's true that some employers don't even read cover letters, but you shouldn't miss this opportunity to personalize your application package.

August 15, 2013

Your Personal Marketing Plan

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

February 15, 2013

The Law of Reciprocity

In almost every work environment the ability to influence others is an essential job skill.

July 20, 2012

Advice from the C-Suite

Advice from top executives reflects their years of experience climbing the corporate ranks, hiring people, and watching others succeed and fail.

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.

February 18, 2011

Playing the Name Game

Need to find out who's who inside a company? Here's how the pros do it.

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.

January 16, 2009

Tooling Up: The Job Seeker's Lexicon

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

October 24, 2008

Tooling Up: Enhance Your Job Search Online

There's no substitute for in-person networking, but LinkedIn, the professional networking Web site, can advance your job search.

January 18, 2008

Tooling Up: Dealing With Men Who Have a Problem With Women

Even if you're dealing with the world's biggest jerk, he's likely to be the jerk
in charge.

August 18, 2006

Tooling Up: Are You Management Material?

Although it is true that some people use an early MBA as a launching pad, many others claim that the degree, without work experience behind it, only makes the job search more difficult.

May 19, 2006

Tooling Up: Mutation or Extinction

"Now I understand why Microsoft Office products have all those collaboration features that I never found useful in the academic lab. My general impression is that academic labs are into producing soloists. Industry, however, wants orchestra players."

April 21, 2006

Tooling Up: Guerrilla Marketing Yourself

"Personal branding is not about presenting a false image. It is about understanding what is unique about you--your accomplishments, experience, attitude--and then using that to differentiate yourself from other job hunters. Your brand is your edge in the job market." --Levinson and Perry

May 14, 1999

Learning to Think Like An Entrepreneur, Part Two

September 11, 1998

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