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More employees are hitting holiday sales at work, survey shows

More and more workers are bringing their holiday shopping lists to the office. Fifty percent of employees said they’ll will spend some time visiting online retailers from work this holiday season, according to CareerBuilder’s Cyber Monday survey. That’s up three percent from last year. Forty-two percent of that group plans to spend an hour or

Should I job search through the holidays?

To some, job searching can wait; to others, it’s a luxury they can’t afford. There are no right or wrong answers; rather it all depends on your personal circumstances and goals. If income is no problem and there are no pressing issues that require you to work right away then taking time off during the holidays

The best decision I ever made

Early in her life, Kamal J. K. Gandhi vowed that she would move anywhere to pursue her dream of becoming an ecologist.

Deflect and Redirect Awkward Holiday Office Party Conversation

Peter Post explores the difficulty of dealing with controversial topics at a holiday office party and gives four tips on how to handle them.

SACNAS goes to Washington

The 2015 meeting of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science offered valuable career development and networking opportunities

Asking a Current Employer for a Reference

Elaine Varelas offers advice on what to do when a potential employer asks for a reference from your current employer.

Biomedical illustrator depicts the intricacies of the human body

I rarely get to observe surgery or procedures directly anymore but I use skeletons and brain models, MRI and CT scans, and other original source materials to research and solve complex visual problems.

2015 ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ results

The 2015 ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ winning videos feature thesis work on cellular interactions with tropoelastin, policy networks, and more.

Holiday Weekend Job Search Do’s and Don’ts

Can you afford to holiday from your job search on a holiday weekend? Yes, you can. (And you should!) You might vacation, you might have extended family meals and you might have friends hosting house parties. Enjoy them all and keep these tips in mind.

An argument for engagement

Graduate student Kevin Boehnke explains why he has decided to get involved in outreach efforts, despite many scientists’ tendencies to avoid the fray

Elsewhere in Science, 20 November 2015

Chilean scientists protest … Limits to invasive chimpanzee research … Supporting African science … Hijacking journal websites … How much research funding does a disease deserve?

Gratitude is an Inside Job

November is a month of gratitude where we collectively think about our blessings even though it’s a good habit to remember them all year long. When you count blessings it’s easier to name the positive ones however being thankful for your problems can have an added benefit as well. Research backs up the notion that

1500 Hot Twitter Job Search Feeds

The most comprehensive directory of Twitter job feeds ever.

A doctor’s dilemma

After a false start in medical school, Deniz Kirik made his way into translational research.

Avoiding Personal Attacks

Peter Post explains how easily a disagreement can turn into a heated exchange which has lost focus of the original issue and how to avoid being trapped in a heated argument.

A scientist goes to kindergarten

In choosing a school for his daughter, our columnist considers how modern education prepares students for their careers

How to Compete For Jobs while Remaining Yourself

Elaine Varelas offers advice on how to self promote while remaining true to yourself in the job search process.

14 interview questions you may face at Apple

Don’t expect your Apple interview to be a breeze. Yes, you’ll face the typical “Why Apple?” and “Tell us about a difficult work experience” line of questioning, according to interview reviews posted on Glassdoor. But the Cupertino company keeps candidates for product design, customer service and everything in between on their toes with brain teasers

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