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virginie.adam

Virginie
Adam

Listening to your inner-self to find your professional calling

Have you ever wondered what you would’ve done if you hadn’t gone into science and gotten a PhD? When I was a teenager, I wanted to be a vet or an interior designer. More recently, I wondered if I’d have made a good urban planner or human resources manager! Over the past year, I’ve been ponde...


Connie Hampton

Connie
Hampton

Which is better? To Use a Recruiter or to Apply Online?

The short answer is “Neither” and here is why. The way hiring works is that a company does not hire unless they have a problem they can’t solve with the people that are already paying. Why would they hire somebody if their team can get it done? The first person who knows that they’re n...


Aníbal Valentín-Acevedo

Aníbal
Valentín-Acevedo

What if your new job is NOT what you expected?

If you are looking for a job, most likely you have many expectations about it. How much money you wish to get paid, how many vacation days you will get and what type of benefits will be included just to mention a few. You might also think about how related the job is to your expertise or experience....


Judy.lytle

Judy
Lytle

Make Yourself Invaluable

I can proudly say that I’ve accepted jobs even though I knew (and my new manager knew) that I didn’t have a clue how to do some or all of that job. In fact, I seem to have made a career of doing just that. If you attended my webinar in January, you’ll remember that I spoke a bit about it. ...


coach_tom

Thomas Patrick
Chuna

What About Headhunters? Part 3

Hello everyone! I wanted to take the time to circle back and continue the discussion about headhunters, and what they mean to you as a job seeker. In previous blogs, I made the following points about headhunters: 1) Headhunters really aren't the best place to focus the bulk of your efforts ...


brendan.delaney

Brendan
Delaney

The National Interest Waiver: A whole new ballgame?

On December 28th, 2016 the Administrative Appeals Office issued a decision in Matter of DHANASAR that has changed the landscape for National Interest Waiver cases.  This is of major importance as the National Interest Waiver is one of only two self-sponsored applications and many postdocs, scie...


Judy.lytle

Judy
Lytle

On the Market

Three and a half years ago, I walked into the office of my government client, and said, “I’m done.


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Caroline
Ceniza-Levine

When Small Talk Isn’t Small, and Little Details Mean A Lot

In a job interview, the small talk at the start isn’t small but critical to a positive first impression (the right small talk can build rapport). I write about other ways to make a good first impression at a job interview in my latest Forbes post.


Donna Kridelbaugh

Donna
Kridelbaugh

Resources for Scientists: Manuscript Editing Services

In today’s “publish-or-perish” environment, scientists are often judged and hiring decisions based primarily on a lengthy publication record in high-quality journals. While there is a growing movement toward alternative metrics (i.e., measures of research impact in the mainstream), the reality...


Judy.lytle

Judy
Lytle

How to Rock the Interview

There are tons of articles out there on interview skills. I’d like to throw in my twenty-five cents (inflation). I was a hiring manager for a while, and talked to a lot of job candidates. And I’ve taken those experiences to heart. In fact, since then, I’ve landed every job I’ve applied for. ...