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    September 15, 2000

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

    W ham, bam, ring, zing ... I used to think it was just my office that operated in a continual frenzy, with phones...
    November 17, 2000

    Positive Focusing: Become a Goal-Driven Career Strategist

    Have you ever been to one of those big gatherings of motivational speakers, where people like Norman Schwarzkopf and...
    February 16, 2001

    Out of the Shadows: A Primer for Quiet Scientists

    Do you fit the stereotype of the "quiet" scientist? Shy, reserved, timid, and only really comfortable in a group when...
    April 20, 2001

    Behavioral Style: Understanding Communication Styles Can Advance Your Relationships--and Your Career Prospects, Part 2

    This column continues a series I started in last month's Tooling Up. If you haven't yet read Part One, I would suggest...
    November 06, 2014

    Is academic science sexist?

    A controversial study argues that women who pursue math-intensive academic careers are just as likely to succeed as men.

    January 21, 2005

    Tooling Up: An Ethical Conundrum?

    Whether it's ethics or collegiality, decisions like this can have very real consequences, especially for people who are early in their careers and therefore vulnerable.

    December 17, 2004

    Tooling Up: Big Decision

    Can you manage your way through a career in industry?

    March 15, 2002

    Notes From a Recruiter's Diary: A Plethora of CVs

    Competition is tight and readers are right to be concerned. But the numbers sound scarier than they really are.

    July 20, 2001

    Your Relationship With Human Resources--How to Score Points With the Company Gatekeepers

    "There is
    no part of an interview day in which you can let down your guard ..."

    February 15, 2002

    Understanding the Roller-Coaster Global Biotechnology Job Market

    Analyzing the market for scientists is a tough job, much like the Indian fable of the blind men trying to describe an...
    August 17, 2001

    Your Relationship With Human Resources, Part 2: Company Gatekeepers Are Key to a Successful Interview

    The HR department "has to determine whether or not there is a personal chemistry fit between you and the company."

    September 17, 2001

    Small Mistakes With Big Consequences

    It is by reading about other people's successes and failures that you can develop a game plan for the continued management of your career.

    October 19, 2001

    Finding Bliss in Your Daily Tasks: A Happy Job Seeker Is a Successful Job Seeker

    I love what I do and I work hard to stay in the flow.

    December 21, 2001

    Avoid the Problem with Problem Solving

    There is a big problem with problem solving--most of the time the problem never really goes away.

    November 11, 2014

    Reflections of a woman pioneer

    During her long career, physicist Mildred Dresselhaus has won many awards, including the National Medal of Science. We sat down with her for a chat.

    November 12, 2014

    Skill shortage or ineffective hiring?

    An article in Information Week and a leading labor expert argue that the so-called skills shortage is really a failing of companies’ human resources function.

    November 14, 2014

    Biosystems Nanotechnology: Big Opportunities in the Science of the Small

    By combining engineering and biology, scientists are cultivating career opportunities around the world.

    September 11, 2014

    Engineers strut their global stuff

    Engineers are stepping up with a new mindset to solve health problems in the developing world.

    Michael Yaffe
    May 10, 2013

    Michael Yaffe

    The systems biologist and trauma surgeon talks about treating patients after the Boston Marathon bombings and about his career.

    December 13, 2013

    Mind the Gap Year

    Students who take time off between college and graduate or professional school often have adventures and do useful things.

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