In my last entry, I talked about the reasons why I wanted to leave academia. I was tired of the low pay and time spent in the lab with little progress. I was upset and frustrated in my postdoc and I definitely didn’t want to become a full professor and carry the responsibility of writing grants an...
We’re very excited about the upcoming Virtual Job Summit, and all of the events and recruiting that’s going to happen. Already, 400 of you talented scientists have signed up for the Event, and there are still 2 weeks to go. We’ve got a great slate of employers, and are building vir...
The Virtual Job Summit is a great deal for Employers. Here are the top 10 reasons you should contact us about a booth:1. You can attend 35 career fairs at once! With the event open to all of our 35 Members, you can recruit from all of these top training centers at the same t...
Hi! My name is Peggy McKee and I am a business owner, recruiter, career coach, and a former sales rep and national-level sales manager. My mission is to help candidates from all industries navigate their way through the job search and interview process in order to stand out from other ca...
Many times people have sent in their resumes for a job they believe is a perfect fit. Yet weeks have gone by and still they heard nothing back from the company. First you need to ask: How does your resume look? Writing a good scientific resume is crucial to getting a job interview...
As you can guess, this installment is about “the money question”... We’re not talking about salary negotiations. Rather, I have some strategies to help you answer the recruiters when they ask you the following: “How much money are you making, anyway”?Most folks answer with somet...
You know that an academic life may not be the right one for you, but what do you do now? For many people, myself included, the academic path has been a straightforward one that offered little opportunity to learn about the other career choices available in the world. Even as I knew I wan...
Today, we are continuing our discussion on working with independent recruiters. In our last installment, we talked about how to decide WHICH voice or email messages left by recruiters were worth responding to. To recap, you want the ones who identify themselves immediately as a recruiter...