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    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.

    November 17, 2006

    Tooling Up: For Love--or Money?

    The puritanical reverence some people have for science may be a good thing, but it can sometimes lead to bad career choices.

    March 18, 2005

    Tooling Up: The Job-Offer Checklist

    There are great opportunities in industry, as well as situations in which your career could languish.

    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...
    September 12, 1997

    What Are Headhunters and How Do They Work?

    PREVIOUS COLUMNS A few years ago, Dr. Jim Bylund was studying gene expression in Bacillus subtilis, working as a...
    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 02, 2003

    The Medicon Valley Region: Academia and Industry Join Forces in Research and Training

    "While graduates can easily head into an industry career because of the network connections they make, their science is deemed "worthy" enough to keep them on the academic ladder as well."

    October 15, 1999

    A Week in the Life of a Headhunter (Part One)

    August 19, 2005

    Tooling Up: Mr. Manners Hits the Interviewing Trail

    Common Etiquette May Play a Role in Landing Job Offers

    July 18, 2003

    Style Over Substance?

    Good science and likability combine to land you the offer.

    July 15, 2005

    Tooling Up: Negotiation Boot Camp

    It just doesn't pay to start a negotiation close to the bottom line.

    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."

    December 16, 2005

    Tooling Up: Job Talk Jitters

    When giving a job talk to an industrial employer, remember that you—and not your science—are the product the company is thinking about investing in.

    May 14, 1999

    Learning to Think Like An Entrepreneur, Part Two

    November 18, 2005

    Developing Resilience

    Often as not, resilience ends up being the difference between success and failure.

    August 13, 1999

    The Single-Minded Pursuit

    February 18, 2005

    Tooling Up: More than Just a Job-Seeking Skill

    Think about what it was like when you were 16 or 17 years old, and you were learning to drive your parents' car.

    July 09, 1999

    The Telephone, Job Search Power Tool

    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

    November 13, 1998

    How to Present Your Weaknesses During Interviews

    The key to presenting your weaknesses in a job interview is to make them nonthreatening and present a plan for addressing them.