Over the past 10 years, I have talked with numerous graduate students that are in the process of selecting a laboratory to conduct their research. One thing that has stood out during those conversations is the lack of homework that students do when selecting a laboratory. With the average time to a ...
In my previous instalment, I talked about the process of getting an interview for my position as a lab manager, my interactions with prospective bosses, and the offer I got. Today, I'll talk about when the offer was made, how and when I told my former lab, and how I got to where I am after the inter...
So, I reside in Washington DC. Recently, my blogging career here with Biocareers has been as productive as the representatives sent by other parts of the country to work in my hometown. To reacquaint myself with the readers of the blog, our law firm works extensively with postdocs, scientists, and r...
What is government contracting and why should I care? If you have only a vague idea of what is means to “be a contractor” then this blog post is for you.Being a contractor means making my living by providing services (my skills, abilities, and knowledge) to the government and nonprofit sectors. ...
Data from a study released recently by Northeastern University aligns with common trends emerging about the perception of the role and responsibility of higher education and its primary clients i.e., students, in regard to preparing future employees. Among other important conclusions, the results hi...
I would like to share with you some key advice which really helped me before. The first time I heard this phrase, or at least actually took note of it, was a few hours before I gave a presentation. I was (as those of you who follow my blog will be familiar with) a little nervous, to say ...
My regular readers know how much I preach against generic CV’s,the kind with a vague, cliché ridden objective statement, followed by the laundry list of STUFF designed to appeal to as many hiring authorities as possible. Today, I want to discuss the generic CV’s evil twin, the “Dense, ov...
Just like the ocean waves, hiring is a process with peaks (fall and spring) and troughs (summer and winter). Certainly, some hiring occur during the troughs, but fewer than the peaks. During the slower periods, I advise people to actively set aside time to self-reflect. Consider what you want,...
Couple of weeks ago I came across Google Poems. Apparently, it’s a Reddit page with some quite hilarious poems about the phrases generated by Google Instant, the official name for the “auto-suggest/complete” feature of Google, which I’m sure you’re all familiar with when you start typing a...