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Transitioning into Industry: The Wonder of Randy!

A few months ago I participated in the Webinar given by Randall Ribaudo here at Bio Careers.  It was jam packed with information and ideas which I found very interesting.  One of my fellow participants was one of the career development coordinators also from my research institute and was s...



How (and Why) to Close in the Job Interview

Closing in the interview is asking for the job. The most common reaction to that idea is “Do I have to?”  It seems too forward, or even outright pushy.  But if you want to give yourself the very best chance possible at getting the job, you really, really have to do it.



Can You Hear Me Now?

The Jerk GapRecently, I heard on KQED’s Forum about the finding that aggressive men (and women) earn almost $10,000 more a year than nice guys (listen to the story). It brought back so many memories that I have to share my journey from being a nice-yet-often-ignored girl in my first-year graduate ...



Resume or CV?

Postdoc positions within the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, like many other jobs, have taken a hit with the latest budget news.  The option to extend USDA postdocs past their two-year appointments is no longer available—at least for now.  So, as I draw near the end of my second year, I have ...



My first blog entry for Bio Careers

Hello everyone. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Fatos I am from Albania, a small country about the size of Maryland. I graduated from the Molecular Biology and Genetics Department of Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. Later I worked in the Natural History Museum in London. 



The Politics of Science

Do you ever think about telling your stories about your lab work on stage? Do you ever want to share your ambition and enthusiasm in science with other people who are not working in this field? Do you ever want to tell stories that seem very normal in your daily work but are quite interesting actual...


Thomas Patrick

The interview went great! Now what?

So you spent all day meeting with hiring authorities, and you got along great. You feel there was a meeting of the minds, and you are sure you did all you could do to make your case. Chances are, you heard these words as you left:1.)“We have a few more people to talk to, and we’ll be in con...



SEO-ing Your Resume

If you are in the midst of job search, or know someone who is, the chance is you have probably encountered the dark abyss of the company application database to which you submit your resume and cover letter. I call it a dark abyss because, more than likely, once you have hit the “submit” button ...



The promise of the latter stage career

The topic of this posting is ‘the promise of the latter stage career.’ It is inspired by my recent trip on holiday to Spain, in particular Barcelona. In Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia church is an emblem of the city and it is a hot tourist destination. But it’s history and continuing developme...



You’re in (a) good company

So how do you know that? You don't have to be a rocket scientist to answer that question. I mean – if you just think about the people you are talking or sitting with at the moment, or those you are working with right now, it's not so hard to decide if you are in “good company.” After all, you ...