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April 10, 2014

How to Present Yourself During an Interview

In deciding about clothing, piercings, and so on, job-seekers must balance the desire to fit in with the need to seem and feel authentic.

April 09, 2014

When an Interview (Seemingly) Goes All Wrong

How quickly you regain composure after an embarrassing moment or unexpected personal question could determine whether or not you get the job.

April 07, 2014

Scrutinizing Your Personality

An awareness of the range of interview situations you may encounter can help turn a daunting part of the selection procedure into something more manageable.

March 25, 2014

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.

March 19, 2014

This is What a Healthy Job Market Looks Like

The latest data from the Computing Research Association show signs of vigor in computer science employment.

March 18, 2014

A Shortage of Fairness in a World of Jobs

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

March 13, 2014

Adding Sex-and-Gender Dimensions to Your Research

Early-career scientists have much to gain from viewing their research through a sex-and-gender lens.

March 10, 2014

Paul Brookes: Surviving as an Outed Whistleblower

The controversial former blog author discusses the experience and career impact of having his cover blown.

March 04, 2014

Careers in Statistics Evolve and Expand

The emergence of data science has statisticians hopping.

February 27, 2014

Magnetic Fields, or, The Minor Matter of Your Major

Before we even know what the different science disciplines truly involve, we're expected to choose a field we'll pursue for the rest of our lives.

February 03, 2014

Taking the 'Waste' Out of Biomedical Research

Individual researchers can do a number of things to make biomedical research more efficient and clinically relevant, say the authors of a series in The Lancet.

January 20, 2014

The Courage of Two Scientists

Franklin McCain and Omid Kokabee both took principled stands on issues of great importance.

January 08, 2014

Inspiration

To honor the new year and help scientists young and old recharge their batteries, we present a list of our most motivating, empowering, and invigorating articles.

December 27, 2013

What Difference Does 5 Years Make?

Five years after the laboratory death of Sheri Sangji, some campuses have taken steps to make labs safer. Others, apparently, haven't.

December 26, 2013

The Year's Best Stories

The best and most popular stories of 2013, as chosen by readers and editors.

December 13, 2013

Mind the Gap Year

Students who take time off between college and graduate or professional school often have adventures and do useful things.

Taken for Granted
December 09, 2013

Botswana Opts to Provide Technical Education at Home

The decision comes after decades of sending students abroad for a technical education.

Taken for Granted
December 04, 2013

Women Benefit from Project-Based Approach to Learning STEM

Real-world relevance increases the appeal of STEM subjects to female students, studies show.

Taken for Granted
November 25, 2013

U.S. Science and Engineering Degrees Increase

The number of bachelor's degrees in science and engineering fields is rising twice as fast as degrees in other fields, according to a new report.

November 12, 2013

Varvara Trachana: Surviving the Science Crisis in Greece

Like some 750 other Greek scientists, Varvara Trachana has a faculty position—but no salary and no money to start up her lab.

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