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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.

    February 09, 2007

    Guiding Countries and Companies to Sustainable Practices

    “She is one of those few who have a strong technical background alongside strategic environmental management experience in a large international company,” says Noam Gressel, CEO of Assif Strategies

    February 09, 2007

    Covering the Planet With Solar Panels

    I'm probably going to evolve as I move along the path of that photon.

    February 09, 2007

    Bringing Remote, Intermittent Energy Sources Into Line

    "We really value equally the technical ability of the candidate and their interpersonal leadership skills." - Vlatko Vlatkovic

    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.

    May 11, 2007

    Opportunities: More School?

    A Ph.D. is great on fundamentals--it teaches you how to make something completely on your own--but it falls short on the practical stuff every entrepreneur has to master.

    May 18, 2007

    Public Opinion Research: Measuring Happiness

    For behavioral scientists considering a career in public polling research, it helps to have a fascination with numbers.

    May 18, 2007

    Tooling Up: Getting Stuck

    If you're entrenched in something that isn't your lifelong passion--see below--you've got to get off those rails and find some way to get back on the right track.

    June 08, 2007

    Hidden Talents, Hungry Markets: Ph.D.s Have Many Skills to Offer Industry

    "Earning a Ph.D. is not a vocational qualification anymore. It equips people to go into all sectors of society."

    June 08, 2007

    Opportunities: From PDF to IPO, One Scientist's Journey

    "Listen to everyone who has something to say, file the opinions, and make your own decisions anyway." --Avi Spier

    June 15, 2007

    Pharmacists Working in the Community

    "My passion is helping patients, and their care comes first in my job. For me, it's all about attaining loyalty and trust." --Heather Free

    June 22, 2007

    Working as a Medical Writer

    "I would say that there's definitely enough work to go around." --Emma Hitt

    June 22, 2007

    Tooling Up: The Slightly Irreverent, Shake 'Em Up Job Search

    My attitude is that if you are stuck, you should do anything you can to get unstuck as long as it's not illegal, unethical, or obviously foolish.

    July 20, 2007

    Tooling Up: Adding Charisma to Your Toolbox

    If they can't influence others positively, they will be relegated to running assays for the next 10 years.

    August 24, 2007

    Tooling Up: The Wall

    I can't help wondering why, if only 15% to 20% of grad students and postdocs go on to academic careers, do we describe the career choices of the other 80% as "alternative"?

    September 07, 2007

    A Job in the Video Game Industry

    Being lead programmer "can be a lonely role stuck between the code pool and the management and therefore requires a level of confidence in oneself," says Marchalot's boss, Brandon Smith.

    September 28, 2007

    Tooling Up: The Killer Instinct

    "Our best people foster a killer instinct."

    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

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