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Elsewhere in Science, 2 October 2015

The pope’s astronomer... Migrants and informatics … Predatory publishers … More money for the BRAIN initiative … Beyond “publish or perish”

Once fired, now rehired: Employee returns to job after being fired

Leaving a job can be awkward for both the outgoing employee and company staff members, especially when the employee was fired. But what’s even more awkward is when a former employee returns to a previous job. If you’ve never experienced this situation we’ll be the first to tell you, it makes for an interesting dynamic.

Giving a presentation? 7 ways to own the room.

You can own the room, says Paul Hellman, with these simple actions.

How African Americans at NASA helped remake the segregated South

A new book explores the connection between the 1960s moonshot and the end of the Jim Crow era in the United States.

Science and technology in Central China

Central China is a growing hub for researchers and tech companies to launch exciting projects in science and engineering.

More and more professionals are working as freelancers

Freelance work is on the rise, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which reports more than 15.5 million people in the United States are self-employed and working independent contractors. The Bureau anticipates that by 2020 more than 40 percent of American workers (60 million people) will follow suit. Workers across the country are leaving

Loose Lips?

Peter Post examines the mistake made when two colleagues take part in a confidential conversation while in a public setting.

Being too agreeable could impact your career

People who are agreeable are generally pleasant to work with and tend to score high marks in displaying a positive attitude. In a workplace full of competition, it can be refreshing to be around those who are easy to get along with, minus the drama of conflict. From a career point of view, being agreeable is a

Is your Job search Failing? Or are you Failing your Job Search?

Elaine Varelas offers advice as to when you hit a wall with your job search.

Mobile app is noteworthy for composing music on the fly

Even with low-ceilings and cement walls, she can get a raw recording on her iPhone that still sounds almost like it was professionally mixed in a recording studio.

After the bombs

A Syrian computer scientist describes her professional life before the war and her efforts to rebuild her career and a future for her family in Europe.

From Wishy-Washy to WOW Job Interviewing

When I begin a session with a client, I inquire about his or her goals and expectations of our meeting. That particular day, the client shared that she needed interview help. Her most recent interview had gone well in her...

When funding is a costly booby trap

Postdocs funded by National Research Service Awards subject to “payback” requirement

Elsewhere in Science, 25 September 2015

New Australian science minister … Managing research bureaucracy … STAP cell update … More trouble for NEON... Working Life.

Why You Must Target Companies Early

The narrow job search is the one you want. The classic way of looking at job search is to say that it's a "numbers game", where if you send your resume to enough companies, you'll eventually find an employer who will hire you. Also called...Show More Summary

Now is the time to find a quality job, Gallup survey says

Are you in the market for a job? If so, now is the perfect time to land one, according to results from a recent Gallup Poll. Forty-five percent of Americans are feeling optimistic about the U.S. job market and feel it’s a good time to find a quality job. Marissa Lane, a marketing and communications professional residing

How science fairs shaped my career

Rachel Yoho describes how participating in school science fairs helped her find her path into a research career.

Business Cards: An Invitation to Build a Relationship

Peter Post explains why business cards are important and how they should be prepared and presented to make a strong positive impression.

Consider the pros and cons of working from home

Picture your workday starting out with a walk from your breakfast table to your office, with the commute being a couple of minutes. The notion of working from home and saying goodbye to office politics with the feeling that everyone else is in charge of your career can be a dream come true or your

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