In my last post, I wrote about the NatureJobs salary survey, and how North American women had slightly higher salaries than men at two years post degree, but lower salaries than men at all subsequent career stages. I discussed a few reasons that could explain this data, such as taking time off...
Fear is funny because it makes people do strange things. It is strange to not pursue one’s ultimate goal in life. It is odd to spend one’s time performing a job that yields no satisfaction. Only a funny thing such as fear could result in such absurdity. The most ironic as...
Yes, there are at least three of YOU that should be manifest on the resume and expressed during the interview. We often forget that we as individuals play many different social roles in our lives. We often forget that a potential employer does not hire us, but rather the people working for ...
“The flight will be delayed while several of the seats on the plane are replaced. Believe me, we REALLY want this to happen.” It is highly likely that this is about the last thing you want to hear when you are waiting to board a plane. Of course you also might think this is about the last thi...
Today is my birthday! It's really just another day. I don't feel older than I did yesterday. I don't look older than I did yesterday. Sometimes, though, I wonder how work would feel if I visibly aged - just a little - overnight. For the most part, I consider myself lucky in the aging process....
For those searching for a job within the current market, it is all too easy to feel the ache of hopelessness. This does not need to be the case because hope is something that can never be taken away from a person. A negative outlook by the masses can be quite contagious. The great ...
A few basic rules to remember may help you write your resume (based on my 30 years of experience): 1. We DO NOT want to adopt you. We do not want to adopt your family, your hobbies, your photos, your art work or your religion. Most companies are hiring you for three reasons: ...
This week I found a great article on work/life balance that actually aligns very well with my philosophy in this area (The 10 secrets of one Unflappable mother). Most people will tell you that to have balance, you must set clear limits between your work and your personal life, yet I belie...
My first step toward freelancing was moonlighting. Actually, it was the unintended result of interviewing for a staff job as a medical writer but being offered a consultant contract instead of a full-time position. Not knowing if it would work out, I kept my “day job” while I completed my fir...