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    January 18, 2002

    Success in the Land of Suits:

    The business side of science operates on fundamentally different rules than does basic research.

    April 19, 2002

    The Agony of the Job Search: Complications and Ideas to Get You Thinking

    Sometimes you can change your circumstances, and sometimes there is nothing you can do beyond recognizing the potential effects these may have on your job search.

    May 31, 2002

    The Power of Your Voice: The Best Tool You Have to Capture and Command Respect

    "The best job seekers know that how they sound has as much to do with their success as the words that they choose to speak."

    June 21, 2002

    Seven Must-Have Attributes That Get You Hired!

    "Let’s face it ... listening is tough when you are sitting across from a prospective boss, nervous and feeling like you’d rather be in the dentist’s chair."

    July 19, 2002

    A Monster of a Slump: Choking the Life Out of Your Job Search

    "She had taken her eye off the ball and been hurt by indecision and fear of the unknown. The slump monster claims another victim."

    August 16, 2002

    The Salary Discussion: Walk Away a Winner With the Right Preparation

    "If you are asked this question, you must be prepared to answer on the basis of some very specific intelligence that you’ve gathered about the company’s range of salaries."

    October 18, 2002

    Job Market Hype: Media Misinformation Puts a Spin on the Biotech Job Market

    "Despite 2002's rough economy and the resulting loss of value in biotechnology companies, the pressures to develop products and shareholder value have continued to keep good people in demand."

    December 20, 2002

    Time Wasters: Managing Your Most Precious Resource

    Whether you bill your work or simply want to know where to squeeze in more job-search networking hours, keeping a journal can help you discover your own personal "time wasters."

    January 17, 2003

    Your Personal Marketing Campaign: Part One

    Whether you are positioning a product for sale or interviewing for a job, the following "rules of promotion and influence" will have a great deal to do with your failure or success.

    February 21, 2003

    Your Personal Marketing Campaign: Part Two

    Failure is a part of succeeding, and if you are regularly shooting down your ideas because you are worried that they may fail, you are only costing yourself wins.

    March 21, 2003

    Buying Signals: Paying Attention on Interview Day Makes a Difference

    The best interviewers know exactly when to talk and when to listen.

    April 18, 2003

    Optimize Your References

    If you are on the job market, I can assure you that you will be "referenced" in the near future. Now is the time to start gathering people who will be on your side throughout the process.

    June 20, 2003

    Psychometric Testing on Interview Day

    Things went along OK for a time until he started showing me some of those ink-blot pictures and doing word associations. "Too weird," I thought.

    September 19, 2003

    Networking, Part Two: More Networking Scenarios

    Companies are asking their employees for leads on potential new employees, and sometimes they're even paying them for the trouble!

    October 17, 2003

    Nineteen Ways to Get Lucky

    "Attracting luck and coincidence to your side could make the difference between a painless, rewarding 3-month project and a year-long (or more) marathon!"

    November 21, 2003

    Communication With Conviction

    Today's workplace is entirely different from that of our parents. It poses a cross-cultural and cross-gender communication challenge, but there is much more potential for productivity.

    December 19, 2003

    The Times They Are A'Changin'

    In R&D centers worldwide, molecular biologists are working with mechanical engineers. Physicists are engaged in problem-solving with their colleagues in chemistry and fluid engineering. Materials scientists and software engineers are huddled, working on common ground. ... Gradually, the
    independence of the ivory tower is moving to the
    interdependence seen most often in entrepreneurial companies.

    January 23, 2004

    Having a Life--And a Job Search Too!

    "After feeding Danny and spending some quality time with him, the day is just about over."

    April 16, 2004

    Raising the Start-up, Part 2: Finding and Joining the Club

    Start-up company employers are fun and plentiful, but they're often hard to find.

    July 16, 2004

    Tooling Up: Career Success Factors, Part 2--Ten Habits of Successful Scientists

    "The most successful people realize that counting on perfection at all times is impractical." --Michael Zigmond

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