Early-career nuclear physicists who have traveled far for their careers balance the tug of family and home and the pull of their field
Resumes definitely play a role in your job search and without a good one it can unnecessarily lengthen your job search. Yet job candidates often become hyper focused on writing the perfect resume and in the meantime could run the risk of missing some good opportunities. Generally speaking, your resume is another tool in your
A new song from singer-songwriter John K. Samson reflects on the “postdoc blues.”
For Peer Review Week, researchers from across the spectrum offer advice and insights about how to review research manuscripts
The quick and easy guide to backup your LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, Twitter & Pinterest accounts like a boss.
Our columnist explores how scientists’ “scientific-ness” can create particular challenges for their loved ones
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute program will support researchers from underrepresented backgrounds for up to 8 years, including postdoc training and early faculty career
For National Postdoc Appreciation Week, recent and current postdocs reflect on their experiences
It’s up to you to ask good questions during an interview. The hallmark of successful candidates is always their ability to ask open-ended questions that lead to more understanding and information regarding the employer’s expectations. Most job candidates know the value in preparing for an interview and know that it is a process everyone goes
It’s a skill not often taught in grad school, but reviewing papers and grant proposals can provide a significant boost in one’s early career.
Branding isn’t just for advertising agencies; it can help you get a job, our columnist explains
Drawn to both research and medicine, a biochemical geneticist thrives after choosing a saner schedule
As the job market starts heating up for September countless networking events will begin taking place and those who are prepared will uncover an abundance of opportunities. It would be a safe bet to say that everyone searching for a job has heard about networking, but it is such an overused term that it’s often
Job seekers should think about factors beyond the specifics of the work they’ll be doing, as results of a new survey highlight
Positive action verbs make your resume achievements sound even more impressive. Use this list of powerful action verbs to jumpstart your resume.
Hiking postdoc salaries will alter how academic science gets done, economist predicts
Don’t be afraid to connect with senior researchers; they’re only human, and the benefits are mutual
A couple of weeks ago I received a call from an accountant wanting to discuss her job search and sure enough when I asked about her last job, her response was: “I was fired” and later softened it by saying she was “let go.” Either one of those responses immediately sent a perception that something
What will be the long-term effects of last week’s ruling that students at private institutions can unionize?
Beat the biggest problem people have with networking events.