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    October 21, 2011

    Tooling Up: Views on an Interview, Part 1

    On interview day at ABC Technologies, Scott Jackson's experiences range from mundane to terrifying.

    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...
    February 19, 2010

    The Applications Scientist Career Track

    An "applications scientist" job can be a great link between the bench and other types of industry careers.

    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.

    September 21, 2012

    What’s Your Question?

    Never mind answering questions—what questions should you ask at a job interview?

    May 14, 1999

    Learning to Think Like An Entrepreneur, Part Two

    September 26, 2008

    Tooling Up: My Career Dissected

    After years of pointing out others' career mistakes, Dave Jensen highlights some of his own.

    March 19, 2015

    A networking encounter

    A young scientist learns about the advantages of real-world networking.

    June 17, 2005

    Tooling Up: Time for an Attitude Adjustment?

    Optimism came easily and naturally to some of those successful job seekers, but others chose to cultivate it because being negative, they realized, was an indulgence they simply could not afford.

    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.

    November 19, 2010

    Tooling Up: On Interview Day

    With the right attitude and actions, you can rise to the top on interview day.

    February 12, 1998

    The Path of a C.V.

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

    September 11, 1998

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

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS In my last column, "A Protocol for Networking, Part One," I presented a list of networking...
    June 20, 2008

    Tooling Up: The Finer Points of Giving a Job Talk

    A job talk is entirely different from scientific talks or presentations at management meetings.

    August 20, 2010

    Tooling Up: A Job-Search Plan for the Person Without One (Part One)

    A successful job search involves more than posting your resumé on the Web. Here are some pointers for honing your job-seeking skills.

    July 15, 2011

    Tooling Up: Words With Punch

    In a variety of job-seeking contexts, the right choice of words can make a big difference.

    January 20, 2012

    Forecasting the Fit

    When starting a new job, it's important to give some thought to your working style and how it's likely to fit with your new boss.

    February 17, 2012

    Tooling Up: The Big Disconnect

    In today's pharmaceutical and biotech job market, pinpoint hiring is the rule.

    October 15, 2004

    Tooling Up: The Career Contrarian

    It's tempting to hang with the tried and true, but sometimes going against the crowd can pay off.

    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."