Advice for Scientists

katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

Taking Things Personally

Today I am going to broach a subject which is really quite tricky, and as scientists I am not sure that we are really trained or prepared to do it.  My subject today is that we should not take things personally.  I know that we have all defended hypotheses in either public or private setti...


scott.jeffers

Scott
Jeffers

Lessons from my father: Entrepreneurship

This is my first blog post for Bio Careers, so I’m going to tell you about myself, my influences, and where I want to go with this blog. However, I’m not going to give you my CV (I’m on LinkedIn, and you can see all the gory details there).


jennyinbox

Jennifer
Reineke Pohlhaus

Why Bother?

Why bother?  Should I join the American Association of blah-dy-blah-blah of blahs? This is a question I asked myself while I was in graduate school, and it was the subject of a conversation I had with my other grad school friends.  I remember in particular a society that offered joint memb...


Bio Careers

Christine
Zafra

The Art of Picking a Lab: The Pre-Application Stage

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 ...


nathan.vanderford

Nathan
Vanderford

New Study Highlights the Utility of Being a Multi-skilled Employee

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...


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

Fake it Until You Make It!

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 ...


coach_tom

Thomas Patrick
Chuna

Why overly specific CVs are also bad

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...


gaia.shamis

Gaia
Vasiliver-Shamis

What Are PhDs?

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...


Lauren Celano

Lauren
Celano

How to identify “relevant” recruiters

Finding a good recruiter who works in your area of interest can be extremely beneficial for your job search. With thousands of recruitment firms, ranging from one person companies that focus on specific roles, i.e. director level clinical affairs roles, to multinational organizations that focus on m...


alicegruber

Alice
Gruber

Gay Scientists in Love: Same-sex Marriages, US Immigration Law, and Work Visas

The US immigration system has become more and more difficult in recent years, even for well-educated and experienced scientists who wish to come to the US, or to remain in the US after completing their studies.  However, a recent US Supreme Court decision has just made things easier for some!