On the first two parts of this series, I wrote about what to expect from the interview process, and also the things we should consider when preparing for it. In this third entry, I will be focusing on how to sell yourself during the interview process, a topic that is as important as the previou...
Hello everyone!Rather than talk about the nuts and bolts of job search this month, I wanted to touch on the mental game of job search. Let's be real, the mental aspect, or “mindset”, is really the most important part. Without the proper frame of mind, you have nothing. It's like having the ...
This post, and the next couple of posts, will describe some of the things that are important in establishing yourself as a successful scientist in pharma in your first year. The goal is to provide you a framework to think about how to be successful.As the title describes, it is important that ...
What is talent? How do you judge it? Shouldn’t qualification, experience, useful contribution in the past etc. be the yardstick to measure potential in an individual? There is something called as an ‘inherent’ potential which might not come across directly in the CVs, but to a trained tal...
When thinking about how to translate your lab skills to skills that your next boss might find useful, look at the big picture. You’re taking steps toward becoming a generalist, most likely. So your knowledge base is going from an-inch-wide-and-a-mile-deep, to a-mile-wide-and-an-inch-deep. Let...
I’ve always enjoyed attending meetings and conferences, and not because I’m a technology nerd or need to escape my work environment. Whatever field you’re in, here’s hoping you’re really into it, or at least find it provides more than a paycheck. If you at least like what you do, you ...
Back in November, I wrote a blog with tips for writing a cover letter. This blog will focus on the resume. I spent a few years working for a great little start-up that hired me as one of their first 10 or so employees, which meant I wore a lot of hats. One of my hats was “Science and Technolo...
It started with a good idea that became a testable hypothesis and a research plan. Now all the data has been recorded and analyzed, and you’ve got a research article to write and submit for publication. You know the structure. It’s not quite a recipe, but the ingredients are clear cut....
Over the past several years, the federal government has been moving toward greater collaboration within and between federal programs, departments and agencies as well as with those outside of government from industry, the private sector, academia and nonprofit organizations.
Congratulations! Your resume has landed you an interview. But to authenticate your work history, prospective employers ask for professional references. They want to know the person behind the resume. To help them do this, they either contact the references directly, or they enlist the services ...