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October 18, 1996

How to Write a Winning Résumé

Our columnist explains all you need to know about resumes and CVs.

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...
September 26, 1997

Dressing Scientists for Success: Male Case Study

PETER IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, "TO BOLDLY GO: A PRACTICAL CAREER GUIDE FOR SCIENTISTS" PREVIOUS COLUMNS We all know...
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.

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 14, 1998

Tooling Up Index

Since 1998, the best career advice for industry-bound scientists.

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.

January 01, 1999

Industry Insider Index

August 06, 1999

Industrial Postdocs: *Feature Index*

August 06, 1999

Industrial Postdocs: Un Postdoc Industriel Pour Commencer Ó Vivre

August 06, 1999

Industrial Postdocs: The Wave of the Present

August 06, 1999

Industrial Postdocs: The Pros and Cons of Doing an Industrial Postdoc

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."

January 14, 2004

Your Innovative Idea

Young scientific and technical entrepreneurs are not alone in the Netherlands.

August 06, 2004

Doing the Numbers

The Rand report concludes that, although adequate data and accurate assessments of labor market conditions are important for many different parties, early career and prospective scientists are especially vulnerable.

September 10, 2004

MiSciNet's Ancestors of Science, Fabian Garcia

September 24, 2004

Opportunities in Computer Science Research

"Something quite unique about computer science: We don't have a postdoc tradition. That's because we have historically had so many positions available in Ph.D.-granting departments and available for fresh Ph.D.s. Traditionally, when you get your Ph.D. [in computer science], you've got some place to go. There was always more demand than there was supply, and industry was soaking up half."

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