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In praise of postdocs: Celebrating National Postdoc Appreciation Week

A postdoc’s outstanding mentoring illustrates one of the many reasons that postdocs should be recognized

Can your interview practice jeopardize a job offer?

When asked about job search concerns most people usually rank interviewing skills high on their list of worries along with resumes and networking. Being concerned reflects sensitivity toward landing a good job and that helps keep you mindful of how important it is to prepare for questions. Any successful job candidate will tell you that

To ace your job talk, you need to know your audience

Make your industry job talk a success by following these tips from our columnist

Be aware of some myths about the job market

There is no magic formula to landing a good job, even though most people tend to lean towards job search activities that worked for them in the past. Job searching plays a part of your career and it’s a learned skill. It is no surprise that job candidates stay stuck with little results given the

Research your career options well before graduation

A recent book guides Ph.D. students and postdocs through the process of preparing for a career outside academe

What to know before starting your Ph.D. program

Current Ph.D. students and postdocs share their hard-earned lessons

Should you go back to your previous employer?

Deciding to go back to your previous employer regardless of the reasons why you left can lead to a career dilemma, especially if other employers are knocking on your door. In the case of a recent job search, an employee who left was approached by their old employer offering to rehire them several months later.

Choose your own indenture: You are a prospective grad student

When it comes to choosing a grad school, there are a lot of factors to consider

Should you go to grad school?

A doctoral program is a serious commitment, so prospective students need to weigh their options

Overcome job search fatigue

Job search fatigue can be somewhat confusing and is often disguised as frustration with a lack of results. When you usually think of fatigue, images of physical labor and exhaustion come to mind but in a job search fatigue comes from an inner dialogue mixed with worry. It’s easy to view job searching as just

Five reasons to leave your science bubble

Inspiration—and career opportunities—can come not only from the lab, but from other interests, such as food, dance, theater, and even policy work.

Biomedical Ph.D. program at major research university drops GRE requirement for admission

The University of Michigan Program in Biomedical Sciences will stop requesting GRE scores starting with next year’s admission cycle

Do you sweat the small talk?

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

???? Can You Describe Yourself in One Word for a Job Interviewer?

Dilbert creator Scott Adams asked his readers to describe themselves in one word. Could you do it under the pressure of a job interview?

Soak up the rest of summer

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

???? 50 Career Coaches Who Give Free Consults On Every Topic You Need

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

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