Advice for Scientists

ctaylor

Cynthia
Lawley

Inertia

The end of the year and beginning of the next is always a very crazy time for me.  I have to admit that once I went a month without a blog it was so difficult to come back to it.  Inertia is a very powerful thing.


ctaylor

Cynthia
Lawley

If You Want Something Done Right, Do it Yourself

I want to rebel against this statement, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.”  I have been noticing it lately, and it has gotten me thinking.  My sense is that this is a martyr¹s statement about self - sufficiency, the sentiment being lauded in a research environment. However, t...


nick

Nick
Folger

Networking at the Job Summit

The live event for the Virtual Job Summit is just around the corner.  For many, it will mean the opportunity to present yourself and your credentials to some very attractive employers.  However, you should know that there’s also an opportunity to meet each other and network with your pee...


nick

Nick
Folger

Video Interviews at the Job Summit

A number of you will meet recruiters at the Job Summit who find that your background matches well with their needs.  They will either want more time with you or to introduce you to their hiring manager (the line manager for whom you would work).


nick

Nick
Folger

Job Board Applications

You may know that the Bio Careers Job Board has more listings for U.S. postgraduate life scientists than any other Job Board.  In fact, it’s not even close!We’re rewarded by the fact that so many of you are so active on our job board, searching the listings, applying for jobs, and uploading...


nick

Nick
Folger

Employer Reviews

Did you know that 75% of our jobseekers are experienced alumni who are out there working in a broad range of occupations?  Do you think it would be helpful in your job search if those ahead of you gave you some insights on the pluses and minuses of those employers (be they Postdoc Programs, Bio...


nick

Nick
Folger

How to prepare for the Virtual Job Summit 2012 Fall edition

The third Virtual Job Summit is coming this Wednesday and Thursday, October 3rd and 4th.  It’s not too late to register!!  This is an opportunity to speak directly to recruiters from top employers.Make sure you update your resume, and develop a good introductory pitch that relates what y...


samantha.liangzhang

Liang
Zhang

Third Virtual Job Summit at BioCareers.com

Back in school I've noticed how there are many career fairs aimed at Engineering and Business School students, but there aren't many aimed at Biology students.


rkr

Randall
Ribaudo

A Case Study of Moving from Academia to Industry

I'm really excited to be part of the Bio Careers blogosphere and am looking forward to interacting with you all.  I'm a molecular immunologist by training and came up through the well-worn academic path-- Biochemistry/Physiology undergrad program (McGill University) followed by PhD program in i...


MMata2

Marielena
Mata

Teamwork Part 2: Seven Blind Mice and Matrix Organizations

One of my favorite children’s books is “Seven Blind Mice.”  This book retells the ancient Indian tale of seven blind men who try to decide what an elephant is like based on examining one part of it. In this book, it is seven blind mice that examine the elephant; six of them draw incorrect...