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February 20, 2004

The Locus of Control: Five Reminders That You Are the Boss

"Our company's future is assured when people here take responsibility for their own success or failure."

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.

May 21, 2004

Tooling Up: Pick a Peck of Postdocs

Are you following the path of least resistance?

August 15, 2003

Networking, Part 1: Making the Most of Your Contacts

Even though there aren't a lot of advertised positions in your city right now, there are still jobs that are being filled. Writers call this the "hidden job market" and you'll need to be in the networking pipeline to reach these.

February 15, 2002

Understanding the Roller-Coaster Global Biotechnology Job Market

January 20, 2006

Tooling Up: Worklife Crises and Scientific Career Stages

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 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.

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.

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."

April 16, 2004

Raising the Start-up, Part 2: Finding and Joining the Club

Start-up company employers are fun and plentiful, but they're often hard to find.

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!"

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.

December 17, 2004

Tooling Up: Big Decision

Can you manage your way through a career in industry?

February 17, 2006

Tooling Up: Worklife Crises and Scientific Career Stages, Part 2

During the first several years of their (independent) professional lives, scientists move past the uncomfortable transition into a stable and solid permanent position.

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.

September 19, 2003

Networking, Part Two: More Networking Scenarios

Companies are asking their employees for leads on potential new employees, and sometimes they're even paying them for the trouble!

April 18, 2003

Optimize Your References

If you are on the job market, I can assure you that you will be "referenced" in the near future. Now is the time to start gathering people who will be on your side throughout the process.

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.

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