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Under the same stars

Early-career nuclear physicists who have traveled far for their careers balance the tug of family and home and the pull of their field

Are you obsessed with your resume?

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

Soundtrack of our (academic) lives

A new song from singer-songwriter John K. Samson reflects on the “postdoc blues.”

How to review a paper

For Peer Review Week, researchers from across the spectrum offer advice and insights about how to review research manuscripts

???? How To Avoid Catastrophe by Backing Up Your Social Media Accounts

The quick and easy guide to backup your LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, Twitter & Pinterest accounts like a boss.

When you’re the scientist in the family

Our columnist explores how scientists’ “scientific-ness” can create particular challenges for their loved ones

New fellowship aims to increase diversity in the life sciences

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute program will support researchers from underrepresented backgrounds for up to 8 years, including postdoc training and early faculty career

Getting the most out of your postdoc

For National Postdoc Appreciation Week, recent and current postdocs reflect on their experiences

Take advantage of your turn to ask questions during an interview

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

Reviewers rule: Strategies for faculty advancement

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.

Building your personal brand

Branding isn’t just for advertising agencies; it can help you get a job, our columnist explains

Rare diseases and rare opportunities

Drawn to both research and medicine, a biochemical geneticist thrives after choosing a saner schedule

Increase your networking awareness

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

What to consider when you’re thinking about jobs

Job seekers should think about factors beyond the specifics of the work they’ll be doing, as results of a new survey highlight

???? 500+ Positive Action Verbs To Turbocharge Your Resume Now

Positive action verbs make your resume achievements sound even more impressive. Use this list of powerful action verbs to jumpstart your resume.

Outsourcing, coming soon to a lab near you

Hiking postdoc salaries will alter how academic science gets done, economist predicts

Networking with Dr. God

Don’t be afraid to connect with senior researchers; they’re only human, and the benefits are mutual

Practice how to answer what happened with your last job

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

The implications of graduate student unionization

What will be the long-term effects of last week’s ruling that students at private institutions can unionize?

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