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Creative Job Searching & Work/Life Balance
On June 18, 2010, Brianna Blaser presented two workshops at Wadsworth Center in Albany, New York: Creative Job Searching and Work/Life Balance.
Creative Job Searches
- E-Persona Non Grata: Strategizing Your Online Persona
- Maximizing Productivity and Recognition, Part 2: Collaboration and Networking
- Tooling Up: The Informational Interview
- The One-Minute Talk
- Resume Rocket Science, 2007
- Writing a Winning Cover Letter
- The Walking, Talking Interviewing Machine
- The Dreaded Phone Interview
- Tooling Up: Negotiation Boot Camp
- Part-Time Science in Perspective
- Work-Life in Industry: Thinking Outside the 9-to-5 Box
- Reclaiming Life from Work
- Scientists as Parents
- Mind Matters: On Balance
- Feature Index: Work and Life in the Balance
- The Secret Passions of Scientists
- Mind Matters: Too Perfect?
Creative Job Searching
Being able to submit job applications online makes searching for jobs outside of academia seem deceptively easy. In reality, finding a position, particularly in the current economic climate, may take more creativity. In this workshop, we talked about the importance of networking, how to market yourself properly, and other ways to get a leg up on the competition when applying for nonacademic jobs.
Most scientists seem to wish that they had better work/life balance. This presentation offered some practical tips to help you find better balance. We talked about topics including why balance is a problem for scientists, family-friendly workplaces, ways to better communicate with your family and manage life at home, and plenty of time management tips.
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