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Elsewhere in Science: Open access, Dance Your Ph.D., and more

Open access in Europe … Funding in France and the United States … Dance Your Ph.D. … Reproducibility and transparency … Summer reading … Working Life

New overtime rule applies to postdocs regardless of teaching duties

U.S. Department of Labor clarifies that science postdocs are not covered by the rule's teaching exemption

The undeniable power of charisma

A couple of weeks ago, a job candidate was describing to me how many interviews he was receiving compared to other candidates with similar backgrounds. In fact, he had a total of six interviews whereas others with the same credentials, education and experience were struggling to get just one. Why is that? What did this

Plan for weak ties in your job search

Most people would completely understand if you told them you found your new employer through a close friend. That’s how the majority of job candidates land good opportunities from who they know – right? Maybe. At least starting with who you know is a good first step however job leads can come from different sources

Serving families with science and empathy

Genetic counseling can offer rewarding career opportunities at the interface of genetics, medicine, psychology, education, and counseling

Postdoc mysteries

Three recent developments add some questions for postdocs’ lives and career outlooks

Elsewhere in Science: Funding Zika research, countering implicit bias, and more

Sharing clinical data … President Obama pushes for Zika funding … New Science editor-in-chief … French budget cuts … Implicit bias in peer review … Working Life

? 60+ Hot Tips for Summer Jobs and Where To Find Them

As more and more adults compete with teens and students for summer jobs, you need all the help you can get. First, did you know there are... 4 kinds of summer jobs Knowing this can open your eyes to options you haven't already thought...Show More Summary

Teaching safety skills, not just safety rules

Institutions are taking various approaches to emphasize lab safety and impart crucial skills

Elsewhere in Science: Small business grants, preprint servers, and more

What NSF funds … Brexit … Small Business Innovation Research program controversy … New overtime rule implications … Accelerating Science and Publication in biology … Working Life

???? 3 Things You Must Say At Every Job Interview

A few unique job interview tips to make you the one they want. This is a guest post by Thomas Taylor. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. Job interviewers read and hear so many clichés these days that they just about walk and talk in their sleep during the recruitment process. Show More Summary

Does your job search need a new direction?

I had a good discussion a couple of days ago with a friend who mentioned how many times he heard job candidates describe their interests as “being open” to anything as long as it was a job. While this may seem like a good plan to attract more employers it usually does just the opposite

'Employment crisis’ for new Ph.D.s is an illusion

NSF surveys generate what seem to be conflicting data on the status of those entering the scientific job market

Postdoc pay to increase due to new overtime rule

A new law from the U.S. Department of Labor regarding overtime will result in salary bumps for many

New program to help Syrian students close to home

European Commission funding to support scholarships and other projects in neighboring countries

‘Extension’ beyond traditional academic jobs

The U.S. Cooperative Extension System, a partnership between land-grant institutions and government, offers opportunities to bridge academia and the “real world”

Elsewhere in Science: Big ideas, science hype, and more

An open science prize … Management changes … Big ideas from NSF … Considering the rights of human study participants … Confronting stem cell hype … Working Life

The active job-seeker dilemma study

Preparing for your next job begins the moment you start working and yet most people avoid job searching until they need too. Those that are searching for employment often share regrets about not taking care of their career sooner rather than later by maintaining good networking connections and keeping current with needed skills. A new

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