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    January 19, 2007

    Résumé Rocket Science 2007

    I’ll take a good résumé or CV over a perfect one any day of the week because the good one can be done in a short time, allowing plenty of time for networking -- indisputably the single most important step in a job search -- whereas writing the perfect document could take you (and your CV or résumé) out of circulation for months.

    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.

    February 15, 2008

    Put Some Muscle Into Your Marketing Materials

    Here's how to get your job-search paperwork to the 'good' stage.

    December 18, 2009

    Tooling Up: Presenting Your Technology

    Budding entrepreneurs must be able to present their company skillfully to potential investors and partners.

    April 10, 1998

    The Ins and Outs of University Career Days

    MORE TOOLING UP COLUMNS "Career Day" is a growing phenomenon in some of today's better universities. In the past,...
    October 20, 2006

    Tooling Up: Traits of the Key Players

    "Business success is often defined by comfort with ambiguity and risk--personal, organizational, and financial." --Don Haut

    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."

    November 16, 2012

    Tooling Up: Questions to Set Your Sails By (Part 1)

    Answering these six questions can help you choose your career path without having to make major course corrections.

    April 20, 2007

    Tooling Up: 'Culturing' Your Marketable Skills

    Very few of the factors that will make you successful are out of your hands.

    October 26, 2007

    Tooling Up: Barriers to Decision Making

    "It might be okay to take a shortcut if you're trying to decide which peanut butter to buy, but in the area of career decisions, shortcuts are dangerous." –J. Edward Russo

    November 30, 2007

    Tooling Up: Overcoming Conflicts in the Lab--and Beyond

    The trick is to meet conflict head on with the goal of managing it, not winning.

    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.

    March 21, 2008

    Tooling Up: Breaking Free of Academia (A Test and a Quiz)

    Leaving academia, like leaving a burning building, tends to work better with a little foresight.

    April 18, 2008

    Tooling Up: On Headhunters

    Recruiters work in a Wild West atmosphere. Few laws govern their conduct and their relationships with candidates.

    May 23, 2008

    Tooling Up: Transitioning to Teamwork

    "Teamwork is the business-world equivalent of 'plays well with others' in kindergarten."--Judy Heyboer

    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.

    July 18, 2008

    Tooling Up: Review Your Career

    "If you feel that you have a nice, stable career in front of you, then you're the ideal candidate for a career review. That's because there is no such thing as career stability. There is only career growth or career decay."

    February 20, 2009

    Tooling Up: The Cold, Hard Truth About Finding a Job in 2009

    Finding a job in 2009 will take a perfect plan, perseverance, and a positive attitude.

    April 17, 2009

    Tooling Up: The Business Development Career Track

    Ph.D. scientists working in business development scout for new technologies, plan new initiatives, negotiate licensing agreements, and often work directly with customers.

    July 17, 2009

    The Biomanufacturing Career Track

    Biotech and pharma companies are stepping up their product-manufacturing facilities--and looking for excellent problem solvers to run them.

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