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  • Overcome Your Fears

    Aida Baida Gil, PhD
    Job Search
    Advice for Scientists
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    Whether you've been laid off, your contract/fellowship is about to end, or you are just not satisfied with your work anymore, looking for a new job can be stressful, hard, and frightening. Understandably, that makes you find an infinity of excuses to postpone it, even if you know you should start sooner rather than later.However, if you are not happy with the work you do or with your situation, that means you spend at least eight hours every day doing something you don't like, being in a place you don't want to be, or feeling guilty because you are not being proactive about your job search.If this is true for you, it's time to stop the complaining and start doing something about it. I know it's easier said than done, but your challenge is ...