The first big resume writing hurdle is usually this one: Should you use a functional format or a reverse chronological one? It’s not as big a problem as you might think, because one of those is always going to be better than the other one. In the video below, I’ll tell you which on...
Job hunters fall into two categories – those who have a job interview lined up, and those who will. It’s natural to be keyed up or nervous before meeting new people to discuss important things...more so if that important thing happens to be your future and livelihood. If you haven’t ...
Do you know about Resume Search Optimization? It sounds complicated, but it’s really a simple concept: write your resume using the words that will attract the attention you want. It’s simple, but if you overlook it, you might as well throw your resume in the trash, because that...
This posting delves a little more into the focus of my research: the cognition of music. In particular, we will look at an article recently published in Scientific American called “Brain Scans Predict Pop Hits.” It is a summary article of a paper by Gregory Berns and Sara Moore from Emory Univer...
This time around, we are going to discuss objective statements on your CV. Depending on who you listen to, you either need them, or you don’t need them, and everyone has a differing opinion with facts and figures to validate their opinions. I happen to like objective statements, and I se...
The current economic downturn and high unemployment rate have, no doubt, created the common mind-set of “If you have a job offer, don’t be picky. Just take it.” These are the words of a friend of mine when she got an offer at a well-known biotech company recently. She felt that she was not in ...
In this blog entry, I decided to provide everyone with a list of the most common terms that come up in U.S. immigration lingo. After talking to clients, I found that many of them are confusing like Visa and Status. Some are always being discussed in their short, abbreviated form like EB1...
A few months ago I participated in the Webinar given by Randall Ribaudo here at Bio Careers. It was jam packed with information and ideas which I found very interesting. One of my fellow participants was one of the career development coordinators also from my research institute and was s...
Closing in the interview is asking for the job. The most common reaction to that idea is “Do I have to?” It seems too forward, or even outright pushy. But if you want to give yourself the very best chance possible at getting the job, you really, really have to do it.