Small talk can feel like it sounds — small and insignificant however learning how to master the art of starting a conversation is a crucial skill in your career. People naturally think of small talk as talking about the weather which can seem trivial and a waste of time. People who struggle with small talk
Dilbert creator Scott Adams asked his readers to describe themselves in one word. Could you do it under the pressure of a job interview?
This end-of-summer reading will help you make the most of the last few weeks of the season while we take a short break
A handy directory of top career coaches who let you try before you buy. Why do top athletes have coaches? Simple: to get better results, faster. Similarly, in 6 Reasons You Might Need a Job Search Coach Now, job seeker coach Rita Ashley...Show More Summary
Being invited for a job interview is the No. 1 goal of every job candidate who diligently searches for a good opportunity. It takes a tremendous amount of effort and time to find the right position and when that happens you want to be your best. We all know that preparing for an interview makes
Even if you’re uncomfortable “selling" yourself, these tips will help you unleash your persuasive potential
As a new French report highlights, early-career researchers face significant challenges landing permanent academic positions—but there may also be some rays of hope
Resumes are not dead, rather they have evolved over time to fulfill numerous needs during your career. The irony with resumes is that they can be your best friend in opening doors of interest from employers or close them shut if poorly designed. Of all your marketing tools, your resume plays a significant part in
No matter who you are, it can happen to you.
A postdoc suing over exclusion from patents offers a lesson for anyone working on potentially lucrative research
How an oceanographer's technology background brings his whale watching to the next level
Q: My company just went through a merger and I thought everything would work out well until, one by one, my roles began to change as well as my colleagues. Now I am finding that my stress level is at an all-time high just waiting to hear news that my department will be eliminated. What
Give people a good reason to carry around your business card so they never leave without it.
For post-Ph.D. career changers, going back to school can be beneficial, but prospective students also need to consider the costs
Last month’s Survey of Earned Doctorates report highlights job commitment trends and salaries for recent graduates
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Landing an interview is what a job search is all about. It’s the moment you meet with your next potential employer and even though interviewing may seem second nature to you by now, you still need to prepare ahead of time. A job candidate was concerned about her interviewing skills and recently asked a question
When was the last time you applied for a job by fax?
As a friend’s faculty career comes to an untimely end, our columnist reflects on the potential disconnect between what researchers want to research and what funders want to fund
Having a new boss is a common occurrence in the workplace and learning how to assess their effect on your career is a vital skill in managing your growth within the company. Everyone knows how important it is to have a good working relationship with your boss, and when a new one moves in that’s