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  • Advice for New Graduates (and Others) During a Tough Job Market

    Lauren Celano
    Job Search
    Advice for Scientists
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    Your job search is not just about finding any job.  It should be about setting yourself up for success and finding an environment where you can thrive.  You want to be in a situation where you can develop professionally and personally, be challenged and rewarded, have fun and enjoy going to work, and impact the work significantly through your efforts.  You want your job to build and enhance your career path, not just to maintain the status quo.   As you think about your career, focus on what motivates you, on your passion(s), and on your transferrable skills, including the hard and soft skills, strengths and weaknesses, preferred culture and company size.  All of these factors will help target your job search to find the right fit for you.  These reflections are beneficial for individuals ...