Job Search



Job-Hunting: Riding the Emotional Roller Coaster

Looking for a position – even voluntarily – is stressful. If the job-hunt is discretionary, if you can stay where you are long-term and perhaps are simply bored, it’s comparatively less stressful. But even then, there’s something unsatisfying about where you are that’s making you look...

Aníbal Valentín-Acevedo


Networking, networking and more networking

If I ask you what is the single most important thing you can do to find a job or advance your career, what would be your answer? Some people might say get a college degree, others could say stay current within your field or maybe get trained in something that can complement your formal educatio...


Thomas Patrick

What do I really need to know?

Hello Everyone! This month I wanted to address the barrage of articles out there that have to do with “the top trends for job seekers in 2016”, or “things every job seeker should know” and the like. While you may find some useful nuggets amongst the clutter, the articles all seem t...



Planning a Career

In the third and final interview for my current position, my soon-to-be-boss (who happens to be the CEO and President of the Institute) asked me what my aspirations were. I told him that I didn’t have any. You read it right. I told my potential boss that I didn’t have professional aspiratio...



Writing an Application that is Meant to be Read

My team is hiring a bunch of open positions right now, so I am finally getting a sense for what it's like on the other side of the table. 

Aníbal Valentín-Acevedo


The danger of a comfortable job

For most of us, finding a job after we graduate is our main goal. 



What Does a Biotech Recruiter Look For?

As a Recruiter reviews a resume, there are certain things that we typically look for and want to see in a resume, and certain things we just don’t want to see.



Pitfalls of Going from Academia into the Federal Government and How to Deal with Them, Part 1

A career in the federal government can be rewarding and interesting.  However, if you’re considering a career in the federal government, here are a few tips to keep in mind.  They’re broad generalizations, but you’ll most likely run into at least one of them.  Knowing these thin...



Searching for our career north: The Process- Step 3: Roadblocks and evaluation

Congratulations!  Most people never think about how their career pursuit aligns with their values.  They will not prepare a plan and break it down into actionable, manageable steps.  You already have a competitive edge and are in the top 10% of pursuing a career.


Thomas Patrick

When do I follow up? The Ordeal of Job Seeking

Hello Everyone! Today we are going to talk about the most aggravating part of job search, at least according to the emails I get: the “hurry up and wait” aspect of job seeking. Everyone wants to know how to move the process along. The first thing to know is that there is no easy, one-s...