In a previous post, I mentioned a book, Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, that helped me get my voice heard and my actions respected. A reader asked me what I did exactly to “stand out and not be ignored anymore?” Since it has been eight years since I read the book, I could not remember ...
In my “How to Present Stylishly” post, I mentioned presentation tips and lessons I learned when I transitioned into a business career. A reader asked if I had any tips for dealing with the fear of public speaking. I shared with her tips I learned from Steven C. Toy (a great speaker himself) when...
Recently, I was fortunate enough to attend a talk given by Dr. Laura Hoopes. She has recently published a book called “Breaking through the spiral ceiling” and gave both readings from it and a brief history of just how far female scientists have come in the last 50 years. It was inte...
The first big resume writing hurdle is usually this one: Should you use a functional format or a reverse chronological one? It’s not as big a problem as you might think, because one of those is always going to be better than the other one. In the video below, I’ll tell you which on...
Job hunters fall into two categories – those who have a job interview lined up, and those who will. It’s natural to be keyed up or nervous before meeting new people to discuss important things...more so if that important thing happens to be your future and livelihood. If you haven’t ...
Do you know about Resume Search Optimization? It sounds complicated, but it’s really a simple concept: write your resume using the words that will attract the attention you want. It’s simple, but if you overlook it, you might as well throw your resume in the trash, because that...
This posting delves a little more into the focus of my research: the cognition of music. In particular, we will look at an article recently published in Scientific American called “Brain Scans Predict Pop Hits.” It is a summary article of a paper by Gregory Berns and Sara Moore from Emory Univer...
This time around, we are going to discuss objective statements on your CV. Depending on who you listen to, you either need them, or you don’t need them, and everyone has a differing opinion with facts and figures to validate their opinions. I happen to like objective statements, and I se...
The current economic downturn and high unemployment rate have, no doubt, created the common mind-set of “If you have a job offer, don’t be picky. Just take it.” These are the words of a friend of mine when she got an offer at a well-known biotech company recently. She felt that she was not in ...