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Donna Kridelbaugh

10.12.2016 |    3,853 |   reply |
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In today’s “publish-or-perish” environment, scientists are often judged and hiring decisions based primarily on a lengthy publication record in high-quality journals. While there is a growing movement toward alternative metrics (i.e., measures of research impact in the mainstream), the reality is that publication records are still used as a primary indicator of research productivity, especially among hiring committees. So what do you do if your writing skills are less than stellar or you are a non-native English speaker? One solution is to enlist the services of a manuscript editing company. These companies are experienced with editing scientific manuscripts across multiple disciplines,...


Donna Kridelbaugh

06.06.2016 |    5,023 |   reply |
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I often get asked for tips on designing a business or contact card.  My response is to keep it simple. The goals are for the recipient of the card: 1) to be able to easily contact you; and 2) even more importantly, remember who you are. Here are a few tips on...


Donna Kridelbaugh

09.23.2015 |    4,865 |   reply |
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January is National Mentoring Month, which was founded by the Harvard School of Public Health. The National Mentoring Partnership was conceived to raise awareness about mentoring programs, and to recruit people to serve as role models for youth in their communities. Mentors make a positive impact on youth’s lives, and...
Tags: how to become a mentor, resources for mentoring, why is mentoring important


Donna Kridelbaugh

05.27.2015 |    5,947 |   reply |
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Sharing regular content with your professional network is a quick and efficient way to increase your online presence.  Stay fresh in the minds of colleagues and establish yourself as a thought leader in your area of expertise. Content can be shared on social media platforms and discussion boards (e.g., LinkedIn), through...
Tags: how to effectively share content, tips on sharing content


Donna Kridelbaugh

07.21.2014 |    15,623 |   reply |
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Mentors make a positive impact on youth’s lives, and research shows that “mentoring works.” A mentor can improve a student’s school attendance record, chance of going to college and attitude towards learning.  Mentors are needed at every step, from grade school to college and beyond, to connect individuals with the resources...
Tags: how to become a mentor, mentor volunteer, mentoring


Donna Kridelbaugh

05.13.2014 |    8,618 |   reply |
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With the uncertainty of government funding and shrinking research budgets, scientists need to develop a career plan that includes an exit strategy — an alternate career route that will pay the bills during transition periods while you refocus your career goals. I am not advocating that researchers flee from their...
Tags: how to plan for future, life science exit strategy


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