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  • Roadblocks

    Diana Bharucha
    Advice for Scientists
    Resumes and Cover Letters
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    Are you having trouble writing your dissertation, compiling your results for a scientific publication, or submitting a CV or resume for your next big adventure? What is holding you back? Often, recognizing your roadblocks can enable you to thoughtfully set aside the obstructions. I have been practicing this mindfulness recently in my home and work life. I may not always be free of obstacles, but I can quickly spot them and more effectively get back on course.  What are some distractions that hold us back? For me, fear of the unknown is a big one. So when I was fearful of writing my dissertation, I started collecting my results and aimed for 25 figures to which I later added more. I also compiled a collection of references, which I used to write my introduction. This ...