After growing up under apartheid in South Africa, Nazira Karodia forged an academic career and now works to empower scientists from minority groups
A candidate once commented that every time he went on an interview he felt like he could have done better selling his skills to the employer. Every interview gives you clues to what you could do better the next time around, but there are some strategies to use that will increase your chances for a
Female first-year Ph.D. students work more than their male counterparts but publish less, study says
In preparation for the March for Science, our columnist offers some recommendations for demonstration signs
With boldness and creativity, Alexandria Lau found her way to a career in toxicology at The Hershey Company
The French National Center for Scientific Research is setting an example for supporting and tracking female scientists—but even with such pioneering efforts, progress is slow
It would be great if you had warning lights or a siren to notify you of an impending interview disaster. Unfortunately, there are no blinking lights telling you to take a new direction when things appear awkward during an interview. There are warning signs but you must look for them and know how to change
Are career fairs a waste of time or are you wasting time at career fairs?
Move over, publication lists. A new set of online tools are being used to measure academic performance.
It’s important to recognize how biases—both yours and those of others—can affect your job search
For Ph.D. students facing medical emergencies, seeking out unique support systems can help ensure that a diagnosis doesn’t end a career
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Job search is hard enough without these extra obstacles in your way.
The National Academies launched two new studies in January, but it’s unclear whether these committees are more likely than their numerous predecessors to find real solutions
These strategies can help you curb your internal biases
Getting an interview is one thing, going on a panel interview is another. In either case, it’s a compliment to you to be invited for an interview. Yet facing a panel of potential colleagues and bosses can be somewhat stressful for most people. The key to success is understanding panel interviews and preparing ahead of
After completing her Ph.D., Heather Taft wanted to write for the public—which meant ditching the technical writing practices ingrained during her scientific training and figuring out how to tell compelling stories to a broad audienc...
If you’re second-guessing your decision to pursue a Ph.D., reflect on your career goals to decide whether you should push through or explore other options
Unions have typically grown in rapid spurts, very “short periods of social upheaval punctuated by major demonstrations and strikes.” The 1920s were an especially dark period for U.S. labor. Membership fell by a third in the time between 1920 and 1924. The post Short Course in Labor History appeared first on Employment Blawg.
Dealing with change is a big subject in your career, and how you approach it affects your results. Career change usually happens in a couple of ways: unexpected and planned. Naturally, planned changes make you feel more in control when deciding to pursue a different career path or sharing your goals with your boss. Yet