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sandlin.preecs

Sandlin
Seguin

The Argument for Work Life Balance

When I was a graduate student I worked hard, but not quite as hard as I felt like I should work. I often brought home manuscripts I thought I might read before bed, only to take them back to work to read over lunch, and then back home again. I would schedule myself time to do things on the weekend, ...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Caroline
Ceniza-Levine

Networking Tips For Career Changers

In last week’s post, I shared Marketing Tips For Career Changers, but given that career changers will get more traction from Networking (so they can directly tell people their story, rather than hanging out a resume and hoping to get a call), this post focuses on Networking For Career Changers, th...


Donna Kridelbaugh

Donna
Kridelbaugh

Tips for Designing a Contact or Business Card

I often get asked for tips on designing a business or contact card. My response is to keep it simple. The goals are for the recipient of the card: 1) to be able to easily contact you; and 2) even more importantly, remember who you are.


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

“Outwrite” rejection?

In fact, that’s not as likely as you might think it is. When the editor surfaces, emerges from the shadows, and sends you the decision email, it’s most likely to say that your article can be “accepted with (minor or major) revisions”. You’ll have to reply to each of the peer review co...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Caroline
Ceniza-Levine

Job Interview Preparation Strategies: What To Do And What To Skip

Congratulations, you have landed an interview with one of your dream employers!You have a few days to prepare, so how should you best spend this time? Review the company. Review the job description. Review your key selling points. Now you have a good foundation of information on which to build y...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Caroline
Ceniza-Levine

Callback Interview Preparation: How Late-Stage Job Interviews Differ From First Rounds

In a previous post, I shared five strategies for preparing for a job interview.These techniques still apply if you get called back for additional interviews. However, the callback stage is different from the first round. If you don’t prepare for the nuances of callback interviews specifically,...


cdmst32

Charlene
Milliken

Should You Become Friends With Your Boss?

No, you should not.  And when I say that, I mean friends, not friendly.  Okay, I know there are people out there who are friends with their bosses, but I think, for the most part, it’s best to have a friendly relationship with your boss but not a true friendship.


Judy.lytle

Judy
Lytle

For-Profit, Non-Profit, & Government Sectors

Once I was conferred my doctorate, you could have clocked my departure from academia with a stopwatch. That’s not to say that there’s anything wrong with academia; it’s just not my cup of joe. In considering the “why” of the career decisions I’ve made, I’ve come to the conclusion ...


Judy.lytle

Judy
Lytle

What does my cover letter do for me?

What does my cover letter do for me? Your cover letter can get you in the door, and maybe land you an interview for that dream job. If it’s written well. The cover letter is your opportunity to say to a prospective employer, “Look at how perfect I am for this position.” 


cory.bernhards

Robert Cory
Bernhards

When it Comes to Your Research Career, Pursue Your Passion

We all know scientific research is tough and can be extremely frustrating at times…well, most of the time. Due to all of the inherent adversity, it can be difficult to remain passionate about your work. But it’s important to keep your passion alive to be successful, especially if you are a young...