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May 09, 1997

His Mother Cried When He Went Into Sales

How one man's career change helped him keep his self-respect, make a few bucks, and have a blast on the business side of science.

September 12, 1997

What Are Headhunters and How Do They Work?

PREVIOUS COLUMNS A few years ago, Dr. Jim Bylund was studying gene expression in Bacillus subtilis, working as a...
January 16, 1998

How to Handle the Backwoods of Biotechnology

A biotech job search can be frustrating, especially if you live away from the biotechnology 'hot spots.'

February 12, 1998

The Path of a C.V.

Here's what happens when you send in your C.V.

April 10, 1998

The Ins and Outs of University Career Days

May 08, 1998

Dual Career Scientific Couples: Relocating Both of You

June 12, 1998

Forecasting Compatibility: How to Select Your New Boss

July 10, 1998

Interviewing Skills: What to Do When They Say "Tell Me About Yourself"

This common interview question can be dangerous if you don't know how to handle it.

August 07, 1998

A Step-By-Step Protocol for Networking, Part One

September 11, 1998

A Step-By-Step Protocol for Networking, Part Two

October 09, 1998

Scientists' Attitudes and the Job Search: Getting Up When Times Are Down

"Attitude is everything."--Mr. Florian, junior high school softball coach Mr. Florian's favorite expression was thrown...
November 13, 1998

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.

December 11, 1998

Preventing Burnout: Learning About the "Whys" of Job Satisfaction

PREVIOUS COLUMNS The practice of "headhunting" became popular after World War II when many executive and professional...
January 08, 1999

Regional Hot Spots in Biotech

February 12, 1999

First Encounters With Behavioral Interviewing

PREVIOUS COLUMNS The interviewing process can sometimes be analyzed as if it were a living, breathing thing. One aspect...
March 12, 1999

Managing First Impressions at Interviews

PREVIOUS COLUMNS It's amazing how important first impressions are in the interview. In fact, it can come as a bit of a...
April 09, 1999

Learning to Think Like An Entrepreneur

May 14, 1999

Learning to Think Like An Entrepreneur, Part Two

June 11, 1999

The Concept of 'ME Inc.'

July 09, 1999

The Telephone, Job Search Power Tool