Changing Careers

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Clement
Weinberger

Life after grad school?

Before you start to read this blog post, please take the time to note that it ends with a question mark. That’s not to imply that “life” ends after grad school. It’s meant to imply that there are lots of things that a PhD can do. After spending at least 25 years preparing for something...


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Lamar
Blackwell

Why is career change hard?

One of the most difficult things to do for ourselves is change.  There is a comfort level in what we already know and do.  We understand the current problems in our jobs and are used to them.  We know the aspects we like and what we don’t like.  And while we may want to like our current situat...


Aníbal Valentín-Acevedo

Aníbal
Valentín-Acevedo

Switching Paths

Having a job is an essential part of our adult life, and it is definitely something we need in order to survive. It is something we depend on. If we think about it, most of us will spend most of our productive life working, so looking for a job or staying at a job that we are unhappy about migh...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Caroline
Ceniza-Levine

Career Change? Four Mistakes To Avoid When You Tell Your Story To Employers And Recruiters

If you’re attempting a career change — from one industry to another, from one functional role to another, from a sabbatical or family leave to getting back to work – you will be telling employers, recruiters, and others in your network your STORY.


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Caroline
Ceniza-Levine

Five Ways To Manage Fear When You Stretch Outside Your Comfort Zone

I thought about writing about growth, since it’s spring, and growth is something that happens when you stretch outside your comfort zone. (I did write about growth for the 4/16 issue of the newsletter in case you missed that one!) But the flip side of the positive growth that comes when you stretc...


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Jane
Yang

Ready for a major career change? You’re not alone – part one

I am new to Bio Careers Blog.  Excited as I am as a first-timer, I will set a rule for my blog: I do not intend to give out specific action items or tips to fellow job seekers. You see, I am one of you.  After many years of academic research, I am ready for a major career change.  It seems lik...


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Ron
Hunter

Good or Bad: It is still change

At my desk, I have a sign that reads, “The most dangerous phrase in the language is ‘we’ve always done it this way’ by Rear Admiral Grace Hopper.” Growing up as a child of a military serviceman can be seen as the ultimate training in becoming comfortable with change. We moved around q...


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Charlene
Milliken

From Archaeology to Science and Technology Policy: Making the Leap from Academia to the Real World

Does this sound familiar?: After several years, the end is finally in sight. The Ph.D. is practically in your hand!  But you want to quit.  Why?  Because you’re sick of academia.  You don’t want a career in teaching, you’re burnt out doing research, or you feel like you’r...


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Michael
Salgaller

Job-Hunting: Riding the Emotional Roller Coaster

Looking for a position – even voluntarily – is stressful. If the job-hunt is discretionary, if you can stay where you are long-term and perhaps are simply bored, it’s comparatively less stressful. But even then, there’s something unsatisfying about where you are that’s making you look...