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For the past two months, Bio Careers members have been gearing up for the Spring 2012 Virtual Job Summit. As one of the most effective and creative resources Bio Careers provides, this biannual event brings together employers in academia, industry and other fields with life science postgraduate jobs...
The live event for the Virtual Job Summit is just around the corner. For many, it will mean the opportunity to present yourself and your credentials to some very attractive employers. However, you should know that there’s also an opportunity to meet each other and network with your pee...
You may know that the Bio Careers Job Board has more listings for U.S. postgraduate life scientists than any other Job Board. In fact, it’s not even close!We’re rewarded by the fact that so many of you are so active on our job board, searching the listings, applying for jobs, and uploading...
Did you know that 75% of our jobseekers are experienced alumni who are out there working in a broad range of occupations? Do you think it would be helpful in your job search if those ahead of you gave you some insights on the pluses and minuses of those employers (be they Postdoc Programs, Bio...
The first thing I learned in graduate school had nothing to do with PCR or cell culture. Walking the halls of the lonely ivy-covered ivory tower, I learned that you are your own absolute best (and sometimes, only) advocate. Nobody, not even your kindly mentor/advisor, will look out for you the same ...
What do pronouns during phone conversations, chats, and the live interview say about your level of social integration?
This posting is a continuation of the “pronouns on the resume/CV …” Just as pronouns on the resume begin to provide an insight into a candidate’s social footprint, the phone conversation and interview finalize the assessment about the “social fit” with the culture of an organization. Eve...
As I write this, I’m taking a break from teaching duties while at Cold Spring Harbor Labs in Long Island, NY. This place is breathtaking (and not just from the humidity)! It’s hardcore science mixed with art and nature. Two doors down from my imaging classroom is Jim Watson’s (co-discoverer of...