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March 25, 2014

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.

March 26, 2014

Kids Posit the Darnedest Hypotheses

There's a lot we can learn from science fair projects that we can then apply to our own research.

March 28, 2014

If a Student-Athlete Is an Employee, Why Isn’t a Graduate Assistant?

The Northwestern University ruling appears to cast doubt on an earlier decision denying employee status to graduate assistants.

April 01, 2014

Research on a Shoestring in India

At mid-level institutions in India, researchers learn to thrive with limited funding and other resources.

April 03, 2014

Scarcity Breeds Opportunity

Science done with serious resource constraints can be more varied, open, and passionate than ordinary science.

March 28, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 28 March 2014

Crowdsourcing stardust … sanctions over Crimea … live-blogging experiments … living at the South Pole … potential careers in citizen science.

Taken for Granted
March 31, 2014

The Price of Panic

Recurring scares about purported science talent "shortages" damage both science and scientists, a new book shows.

April 02, 2014

Where Do Ph.D. Scientists Work?

A study reveals significant race and sex differences in where Ph.D. holders work.

April 04, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 4 April 2014

STAP misconduct … DARPA goes biotech … chasing money in bioscience … what young scientists would do with extra time.

April 07, 2014

Scrutinizing Your Personality

An awareness of the range of interview situations you may encounter can help turn a daunting part of the selection procedure into something more manageable.

Taken for Granted
April 08, 2014

More on H-1Bs and Retraining

Companies that choose worker replacement over retraining should consider the costs to society—and the implications for the long-term supply of qualified workers.

April 09, 2014

When an Interview (Seemingly) Goes All Wrong

How quickly you regain composure after an embarrassing moment or unexpected personal question could determine whether or not you get the job.

April 10, 2014

Thanks for a Great Postdoc Bargain

"Whatever they are," wrote economist Richard Freeman 12 years ago, "postdocs are one of the greatest bargains in the U.S. economy."

April 10, 2014

How to Present Yourself During an Interview

In deciding about clothing, piercings, and so on, job-seekers must balance the desire to fit in with the need to seem and feel authentic.

April 11, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 11 April 2014

Former integrity head speaks … earthquake prosecution chills scientific speech … North Carolina NOAA lab may close … an apology and defiance.

April 14, 2014

An Eloquent Career Picture for Ph.D. Biologists

An infographic displays common career paths for biology Ph.D.-holders.

April 14, 2014

Another Call to Reform Biomedical Research and Training

Four prominent scientist-administrators call on policymakers to reform a system that discourages "even the most outstanding prospective students from entering our profession."

April 17, 2014

Lifestyles of the (Hopefully) Rich and (Possibly) Famous

Employee benefits are essential to your future prosperity, but not all of them are negotiable.

April 16, 2014

I Have a Plan … Now What?

Now that you have a career plan, it's time to execute.

Taken for Granted
April 16, 2014

Academe’s "1 Percent"

Elite scientists are gaining fame and fortune, writes Christopher Shea in The Chronicle of Higher Education, "[a]gainst the backdrop of a rampant reliance on adjuncts."

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