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    January 08, 1999

    Regional Hot Spots in Biotech

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS One of my side interests is moderating a biotechnology career discussion on the Internet,...
    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,...
    November 15, 2002

    The Walking, Talking Interviewing Machine

    As soon as you start to come across as phony or underprepared, you’re off the short list.

    February 12, 1999

    First Encounters With Behavioral Interviewing

    PREVIOUS COLUMNS The interviewing process can sometimes be analyzed as if it were a living, breathing thing. One aspect...
    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 12, 1999

    A Week in the Life of a Headhunter, Part 2

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS This article is a continuation of last month's column. I hope that if you haven't read it, you...
    March 19, 2004

    Raising the Start-up: Growing Drug Discovery Careers on the Fast Track

    "Our first few hires were people who could do a wide variety of tasks. It is invaluable to have team members who can roll up their sleeves and dig in to any task to get it done." --Jennie Mather

    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."

    December 10, 1999

    Money, Money, Money: Optimizing Your Situation in the Job Market

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS With a title like this one, this should be a popular column. After all, what is there--besides...
    January 14, 2000

    Getting Off the Treadmill: Six Ways to Break Out of a Rut

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS Do you ever feel that you are in a rut? Have you ever thought about what your "rut threshold"...
    February 11, 2000

    Tooling Up: Enrich Your Life With Coincidence

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS One of the first things you learn when you write and speak to scientists or engineers is that...
    March 10, 2000

    The Old Ways Don't Work Today

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS Looking for a job? Then you may be doing what I did when I was leaving college. I remember it...
    April 21, 2000

    Tooling Up: The Art of Persuasion

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS How good are you at influencing those around you? Do you think that these skills of persuasion...
    September 15, 2000

    How to Make an Impact in 60 Seconds or Fewer. Part One: Using Voice Mail

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS W ham, bam, ring, zing ... I used to think it was just my office that operated in a continual...
    May 19, 2000

    Don't Let Them Wear You Down: How to Take Control of Your Career

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS It was the single most depressing day of my life. And like all days that are either...
    July 21, 2000

    Coming to a Department Near You: Ph.D. Survival Skills Training

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS The term "survival skills" calls to mind movies like G.I. Jane or the kind of woodsy team-...
    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.

    February 16, 2007

    Tooling Up: Employment Due Diligence

    The cost of accepting a dead-end job, or working for a bad boss or an employer that isn't going anywhere, can be enormous.

    March 16, 2007

    Tooling Up: Employment Due Diligence, Part 2

    "Companies play favorites. You're either one of the favored few, or you're an orphan stepchild, all depending upon where in the company you work."

    April 20, 2007

    Tooling Up: 'Culturing' Your Marketable Skills

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

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