Career Paths

megsterz

Meghan
Mott

Leaving the bench to advance public knowledge of current research

Given the current dismal job prospects in tenure-track science academia, it’s no wonder more science PhDs are exploring alternative career options. Although we were groomed to succeed our mentors in the academy, bench life isn’t for everyone. Some of us don’t have the passion for conducting th...


Erica
Taylor

Planning My Career

It is not often that one is asked to reflect and share experiences from one’s career.  I, like many others, spend the majority of my time examining and looking toward others who are much farther in their careers than I.  In fact, it might be a bit ridiculous for me to perform this exerci...


lisaraenae

Lisa
Sproul Hoverman

Plan Actively for Your Non-Academic Career

So you’ve obtained, or will a graduate degree in the life sciences, but you know for a certainty that traditional academia is not for you. Do you know what is? If you don’t then this blog is geared towards you.


stitchick

Dr
27

Hello again and lots of changes

Greetings dear readers. I apologize for the lengthy absence. Since we last met, I've switched jobs and states! And got married!! I know. Too many changes in such a short period of time. But all is well. And I'm happy to be back to share what I've learned, especially in the last few months. I would l...


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

Looking the Part

Today I want to focus on something that I believe a lot of scientists don’t really consider. Our clothing!  


maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

The Long Engagement: Waiting to Hear Back After the Interview

The New York Times published a graphic,  the Beveridge Curve on March 6, 2013, noting that there is  “A Shift Toward Higher Job Vacancy Rates.” The New York Times Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.The Beveridge Curve compares the job vacancy rate with the unemployment rate.  ...


sandlin.preecs

Sandlin
Seguin

When I Owned My Own Business

In the year after I earned my PhD, I spent a lot of time trying to figure out who I am as a professional. I would introduce myself as “Sandlin, I recently earned by Ph.D. in Molecular Virology,” to people at networking events and meet with something between silence and panic. Someone gave me the...


gaia.shamis

Gaia
Vasiliver-Shamis

Work-Life Balance – Is There Really Such a Thing?

Work-life balance is a type of a mystery similar to the loch de ness monster.


jennyinbox

Jennifer
Reineke Pohlhaus

How to Attract a Headhunter

Ever been contacted by a headhunter?  I have. It was very flattering. . .The number one way to attract a headhunter is to have a LinkedIn profile and keep it active. The headhunter that contactedme use my LinkedIn profie, which is the method that tons of companies are using to do their recruiti...


gaia.shamis

Gaia
Vasiliver-Shamis

LinkedIn Debunked – Part II

In the first part I covered your Linkedin profile, its importance and how to build your network. In this post we will take it to the next step – groups, endorsements, influencers and what not.Join the right groups