I'm really excited to be part of the Bio Careers blogosphere and am looking forward to interacting with you all. I'm a molecular immunologist by training and came up through the well-worn academic path-- Biochemistry/Physiology undergrad program (McGill University) followed by PhD program in i...
Not too long ago my neighborhood had a street festival, the kind that’s celebrated with a community parade, a Ferris wheel, and 26 dedicated street blocks for booths. One of those booths happened to be the local Department of Energy (DOE) Lab’s booth, where I volunteered to work.
Hi! My name is Peggy McKee and I am a business owner, recruiter, career coach, and a former sales rep and national-level sales manager. My mission is to help candidates from all industries navigate their way through the job search and interview process in order to stand out from other ca...
Welcome to my BioCareers blog on Resumes, Search Action Plans and Cover Letters. My name is Diane Johnson Whitmore. Although I am now happily employed as a Career Strategist, I know from personal experience what it is like to transition between careers. After first being attracted to finance, ...
Many times people have sent in their resumes for a job they believe is a perfect fit. Yet weeks have gone by and still they heard nothing back from the company. First you need to ask: How does your resume look? Writing a good scientific resume is crucial to getting a job interview...
With my long-term career goals oscillating to-and-fro regarding academic research, an interesting opportunity presented itself – an administrative/teaching, non-tenure-track faculty position. Led by my curiosity with this alternate academic route, I decided to throw my name into the hat of c...
One of my favorite children’s books is “Seven Blind Mice.” This book retells the ancient Indian tale of seven blind men who try to decide what an elephant is like based on examining one part of it. In this book, it is seven blind mice that examine the elephant; six of them draw incorrect...
Last month, I co-chaired the steering committee to plan the 3rd Annual Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics Fellows’ Training Symposium. Our symposium’s theme this year was, “Shaping Future Research: Provocative Questions in Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics.”
When I'm out talking to grad students and postdocs about the ins and outs of making the jump to the business world, one of the discussions that always gets going is about networking. Networking is clearly one of those topics that generates a lot of interest, misinformation, and fear. So ...