The Virtual Job Summit is a great opportunity to make yourself known to employers that interest you. Employers are looking for top talent from across the U.S. to fill their open positions. Here are some ways to ensure you make the most of your experience:1. Shop the employer booths early...
This is an interesting question, but it is not the first time in recent history that folks have been asking it. Here are a few other related questions that have been floating around: Is PhD supply greater than demand? Is the Federal government providing enough support to maintain research capa...
The theme of this posting is ‘Educated, Unemployed and Frustrated’ and it is a commentary/response on the article by the same name from the March 20 edition of The New York Times. The original article was written by Matthew Klein. The main thesis of Mr. Klein’s article is that recent graduates...
Time and time again, when the Nobel Prizes were announced, one of my friends repeated his theory: you’ve got to stay alive long enough to wait for the prize coming to you. That was just his joke after seeing so many winners are actually over 70 years old. However, it is practical. If you messed up...
I recently attended BIO’s International Convention in Washington, DC and it was quite an exciting week. Over 15,000 people attended from 48 states and 65 countries. I’ve written about maximizing your networking at scientific conferences, and I took a colleague’s advice by volunteering at...
So what happens when the playing field for the job you want is filled with strong, qualified, experienced candidates? Are you stuck with hoping someone likes your personality better? Should you just give up and wait for a better job market? Of course not.
Quality is the life of industry, especially for healthcare related enterprises. We need to satisfy not only the customer, but also the government. If you want to work for industry, no matter what kind of work you do, you have to put quality in your mind first. Furthermore, if you work for an interna...
Last month, I attended the Postdoc Conference & Career Fair in Bethesda, Maryland. There were many talks regarding the transition out of academia into technology transfer, communications, and industry. Going into the day I was not enthused about attending the industry talks. I ...
The other night, my husband and I were so tired that we just wanted to watch something on TV. Somehow, we started playing Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon beginning from Sandra Bullock using the Netflix search menu on our Apple TV. If you are not familiar with Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, it is a game base...
How to interest children in science, and keep them interested, is a commonly discussed topic. Over the past decade I have been fortunate enough to participate in many different outreach programs specifically designed to do just that. Recently, I represented the Association for Women in S...