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    November 05, 2014

    Postdocs speak up

    As many senior scientists dither and protect the status quo, postdocs organize a conference to take matters into their own hands.

    September 16, 2005

    The Real Deal vs. Well-Oiled: Who Gets the Offer?

    The preparation may be facilitated by a book, magazine article, or online career advice column, but the response itself isn't programmed. It is the result of a serious self-assessment and the advance knowledge of what typically happens in an interview.

    July 29, 2005

    Training and Transitions

    Despite a smattering of specialized coursework, company and university officials admit that the traditional science degree isn't focused on the skills that employers really look for.

    May 20, 2005

    Managing Your Adviser

    "You don't have to like or admire your boss, nor do you have to hate him. You do have to manage him, however, so that he becomes your resource for achievement, accomplishment, and personal success." --Peter Drucker

    March 16, 2001

    Behavioral Style: Understanding Communication Styles Can Advance Your Relationships—and Your Career Prospects

    Have you ever met someone whom you liked instantly? Or, just the opposite, a person who makes you want to run in the...
    October 20, 2000

    How to Make an Impact in 60 Seconds or Fewer. Part Two: Effective E-mail Communication

    As you develop your marketing plan for the move from academia to industry, you will, no doubt, keep in mind that one...
    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.