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April 17, 2014

Lifestyles of the (Hopefully) Rich and (Possibly) Famous

Employee benefits are essential to your future prosperity, but not all of them are negotiable.

March 18, 2014

A Shortage of Fairness in a World of Jobs

In the job search, getting the job done trumps fairness every time.

February 20, 2014

The Path of a CV, 2014 Edition

When it comes to how job applications are processed by companies, some things have changed—but others haven't.

January 16, 2014

Who Am I?

Instead of the usual New Year's resolutions, this year try something that's really new.

December 19, 2013

The Master List of "Don'ts"

Avoid these rookie mistakes and place yourself among the top 20% of applicants for jobs in industry.

November 13, 2013

How to Work a Meeting

From a networking standpoint, the purpose of a scientific meeting is to accumulate connections and thereby improve your odds of professional success.

October 17, 2013

Customize a Job-Magnet CV

Like your cover letter, your industry CV should be customized for every job you apply for.

September 18, 2013

The Cover Letter: Relic or Still Relevant?

It's true that some employers don't even read cover letters, but you shouldn't miss this opportunity to personalize your application package.

August 15, 2013

Your Personal Marketing Plan

The key to getting hired is to define and communicate your unique value proposition.

July 19, 2013

Psych Yourself Up

Positive thinking and mental preparation can improve your performance in a job interview.

June 21, 2013

Changing Career Advice

As careers in science become more globalized and competitive, advice for job-seekers needs to keep up with the times.

May 17, 2013

It's Not Always the Best and Brightest (Part 2)

Often, the people who get noticed are the ones who get hired.

April 19, 2013

It's Not Always the Best and Brightest

To get hired, you have to get noticed.

March 15, 2013

Human Resources Interviews

You may be comfortable talking with scientists, but interviews with Human Resources are a different beast.

February 15, 2013

The Law of Reciprocity

In almost every work environment the ability to influence others is an essential job skill.

January 18, 2013

Questions to Set Your Sails By (Part 2)

Answering these six questions can help you choose your career path without having to make major course corrections.

November 16, 2012

Tooling Up: Questions to Set Your Sails By (Part 1)

Answering these six questions can help you choose your career path without having to make major course corrections.

October 19, 2012

Resume Wisdom

To go beyond "good enough," think hard about the needs of the hiring manager and the position.

September 21, 2012

What’s Your Question?

Never mind answering questions—what questions should you ask at a job interview?

August 17, 2012

Why Good People Leave Good Jobs

Short stays don't look good to future employers—so why are they so common?