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Peggy
McKee

4 Truly Impressive Job Interview Techniques

Ever wonder how (and if) the tools I urge candidates to use in their job interviews really work?


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Sarah
Pick

The Fine Art of Being Mentored (Part 2)

Finding good mentoring relationships is such an important part of career success, I’m continuing to examine this topic by interviewing another of our faculty at the Institute for Genome Sciences.


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Thomas Patrick
Chuna

From Job Seeker to Job Hunter

Hello Everyone! I’m Tom, and I was recently invited to blog for Bio Careers. I look forward to serving the community by writing on topics pertaining to job search planning, interview preparation, effective follow–up, and much more. I will also offer my take on what I see happening in t...


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Peggy
McKee

Behavioral Interviews: Beyond the Basics

Behavioral interviews are a very common job interview technique.  Hiring managers love them because they get a better sense of who you are and what working with you might actually be like.   In the video below, I’m going to talk to you about the types of questions that are usually asked...


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Kate
Sleeth

WIST 2011 – Exploding Bras; and Hard Hats!

On Saturday the 14th of May, I had the pleasure of attending the Women in Science and Technology conference held at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla.  The title of the conference was, Embrace Change: Opportunities in the New Decade.  I have never been to a more inspiri...


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Sarah
Pick

The Fine Art of Being Mentored (Part 1)

No doubt about it, there’s an art to building an effective mentor-mentee relationship.  Seeking out a good mentor for your career growth and actively engaging as a “mentee” are integral to initiating a connection.Since this process is so important to the development of life scientists’ ...


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Kate
Sleeth

Mentoring

Each and every one of us has been mentored.  We have probably experienced both good and bad mentoring and may have even had the opportunity to attempt it ourselves.  Most academics do not receive formal training on how to teach or mentor effectively, and yet they are expected to do just th...


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Kate
Sleeth

Mentoring Continued…

In my last blog article I touched on what mentors should be teaching everyone within their laboratory.  I would like to expand on this subject as I feel the mentor/mentee relationship is a wonderful thing, when it is done correctly.


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Peggy
McKee

Life Science Scientists Use Recruiters to Get Off the Bench

It’s almost always going to be to your advantage to use a recruiter from the beginning in your job search—especially if you are making a significant career transition. Why? Because the right recruiter is going to be a valuable part of your network, a vital resource for insider company informat...


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Todd
Pihl

Insanity

  Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.