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....
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...
As a number of the bloggers here have noticed, one of the biggest obstacles that postdocs face in moving into the commercial world is the dreaded “3-5 years of business experience” requirement seen in so many ads. Many times, it seems as if there are no entry-level positions at all!&nb...
Last time I wrote about the boss and how to be a great one. This time, I’d like to write about the qualities to look for in a boss based on my previous experiences. Sometimes I think I’m too subjective about these things but, interestingly enough, when I read articles about great ...
Simply put, your personal brand is what people think of you. It’s the image you project to others, and it’s how they distinguish you from everyone else, professionally. It’s also how people who don’t know you can find you and evaluate whether or not they want to work with, r...
If you’re in the market for a job, it can seem like an overwhelming task to find information on prospective employers that will really tell you what you need to know. Approaching your task from several different angles will give you a better, more complete picture of prospective employe...
Because there are over 70 million professionals on LinkedIn, it’s a great place to network within the scientific community. But did you also know that LinkedIn is an amazing resource for interview preparation?
We would like to let you know about the free webinars coming soon on Bio Careers. All you need is your computer and internet access to attend. On the day of the webinar, we'll open the room twenty minutes prior to the start so you'll have plenty of time to get your spot and check that you...
I usually write pieces that are valuable for the talent in our network, but for this article, I decided to write one that pertains more to my own interests. This topic has come up repeatedly in the thousands of emails, resumes, cover letters, and phone messages that I have received through...