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    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.

    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.

    November 14, 2014

    The point of it all

    A trip to Abu Dhabi reminded Ph.D. student Joseph Swift that it's not the career that really matters; it's the science and its applications.

    November 07, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 7 November 2014

    Dance Your Ph.D. … R&D tax credit … sexism in science … relief from regulations … a new NIH diversity effort … science in the midterms … Working Life

    November 14, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 14 November 2014

    A Lick and a promise … After the election … Earthquake scientists acquitted … Presidential Medal of Freedom for Dresselhaus … Landing on a comet (and fighting over data) … Working Life

    March 20, 2014

    The Third Way: Becoming an Academic Entrepreneur

    Increasingly, scientists do not need to sacrifice academic freedom for the opportunity to bring their discoveries to market.

    December 10, 2013

    What Makes a Competitive Faculty Application Package?

    After applying unsuccessfully for nearly 150 faculty jobs, Fatma Kaplan concludes that what she really needs is a federal research grant.

    November 13, 2014

    One foot in academia, the other in industry

    Jyoti Mishra’s unusual postdoc allowed her to connect basic science with its potential applications.

    March 24, 2014

    Teaching Is a Powerful Credential

    Aspiring faculty members who want their applications to stand out should focus on their teaching credentials.

    July 21, 2014

    Happy Thoughts May Help Postdocs Handle Stress

    An article in the journal Stress and Health is one of the first to study the mental health of postdocs.

    November 19, 2014

    Seeking social scientists

    Do researchers looking for jobs in industry need to be good at socializing as well as science? An article in C&E News explores industrial hiring trends suggesting that the answer is “yes.”