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tom@happilabs.org

Tom
Ruginis

I Will Not Hire You If.....

As a CEO at HappiLabs, I have to manage the growth of the company, which includes hiring. We are only a 5-person company, but we’re growing and, currently, I receive about one resume or inquiry per day. Each resume is guaranteed about 5 seconds of my time, as I do a quick glance to evaluate the...


sandlin.preecs@gmail.com

Sandlin
Seguin

Working on an Agile Team

A fun buzzword I am seeing in job descriptions is agile. You will be part of an Agile team..., or ...using Agile methodology. It’s very common in the software industry, but certainly getting some usage in other industries that have projects where the goals or scope may change during the devel...


lamar.blackwell@biocareers.com

Lamar
Blackwell

Searching for our career north: The Process - Step 1: Self assessment

In the introduction to this series, I mentioned that we need to understand the reality of the process of achieving our career goals.  We also need to assess our strengths and weaknesses.  We need to think about why we are chasing this goal and why it is important to us.  When you are ...


coach_tom@sbcglobal.net

Thomas Patrick
Chuna

My New Year’s Message To You

The dreamer believes the road will someday get easier.The doubter wonders what disasters are waiting down the road.The doer never takes their foot off the gas pedal. Hello Everyone! This is that magical time of year when everyone focuses on the idea of new things, and fresh starts. Th...


Aníbal Valentín-Acevedo

Aníbal
Valentín-Acevedo

Being passionate about what we do

I recently gave a talk to a group of undergraduate students about how to identify their goals and the importance of passion during that process. Although most of them agreed with me on the importance of being passionate, the reality is that most people have a hard time identifying what they are...


Judy.lytle@gmail.com

Judy
Lytle

Imposter Syndrome

The term “imposter syndrome” was coined by a couple of clinical psychologists in the late 1970s. This is when high-achieving people have freak-out moments, and think that they’re going to be called out as frauds. I think PhDs coming out of academia often suffer from imposter syndrome.&nbs...


coach_tom@sbcglobal.net

Thomas Patrick
Chuna

Is my resume any good?

This month, I wanted to tackle a subject I get asked about constantly, and that is the subject of resumes. Normally the question comes in two forms:1) What's the best resume format?2) Is my resume any good?I make the distinction because while they concern the same subject, they are in fact diff...


lamar.blackwell@biocareers.com

Lamar
Blackwell

Interviewing for a job in the Pharma Industry - Preparation

Congratulations!  You applied for and received an interview for a job at a pharma company.  It means that the company has a genuine interest in you.  Getting ready for an interview can be very difficult.  It can especially be difficult for graduate students and postdocs looking g...


Aníbal Valentín-Acevedo

Aníbal
Valentín-Acevedo

Preparing for an interview (Part 1): What to expect from the process?

One of the most common questions I get from senior students is how to prepare for an interview. 


SUZANE.RAMOS@GMAIL.COM

Suzane
Ramos da Silva

How to multi-task?

My challenge began around a ago, when my PI invited me to manage the lab, while at the same time, I was developing my post-doc projects. At first, I said no, but after considerable thought, I decided to accept the new task. Apart from the new routine, it also came with a lot of new responsibili...