Resumes and Cover Letters
Believe it or not, the greatest obstacle you have in your job search is probably your perception of it. What does the job search mean to you? The job search is a sales process—even if your job’s not remotely related to sales. And in the job search, you’re the product. The em...
You are ready to start your job search and you know that you need a sharp marketing tool to send to potential employers. Good for you for knowing the importance of a well-written summary of your education, professional accomplishments, and abilities. You might even have an old resume from the past, ...
We’re very excited about the upcoming Virtual Job Summit, and all of the events and recruiting that’s going to happen. Already, 400 of you talented scientists have signed up for the Event, and there are still 2 weeks to go. We’ve got a great slate of employers, and are building vir...
The Virtual Job Summit is a great deal for Employers. Here are the top 10 reasons you should contact us about a booth:1. You can attend 35 career fairs at once! With the event open to all of our 35 Members, you can recruit from all of these top training centers at the same t...
Welcome to my BioCareers blog on Resumes, Search Action Plans and Cover Letters. My name is Diane Johnson Whitmore. Although I am now happily employed as a Career Strategist, I know from personal experience what it is like to transition between careers. After first being attracted to finance, ...
Many times people have sent in their resumes for a job they believe is a perfect fit. Yet weeks have gone by and still they heard nothing back from the company. First you need to ask: How does your resume look? Writing a good scientific resume is crucial to getting a job interview...
With my long-term career goals oscillating to-and-fro regarding academic research, an interesting opportunity presented itself – an administrative/teaching, non-tenure-track faculty position. Led by my curiosity with this alternate academic route, I decided to throw my name into the hat of c...
Resumes are important to showcase your “personal brand.” They are what companies and individuals see when you apply to jobs. They highlight your skills, tell a story, and explain why your skills are relevant for a particular job.
For many of us, the reasons we focused on achieving our Ph.D. may be clear cut--we are destined for greatness in the academic arena. For others, it was just the path of least resistance and allowed the continuation of the “student lifestyle” in a comfortable research field.