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Should you ‘bow out’ of a bad interview?

I was having a good discussion with a job candidate who was talking about having the worst interview in his life a couple of weeks ago. He said he knew within the first 10 minutes that this employer was not for him, yet he didn’t know how to gracefully bow out of the interview without

???? 37 Creative Business Card Holder Ideas to Inspire You

How to keep your business cards handy at work or on the go. Photo Credit: System One Gang Employees need business cards. Job seekers need business cards. But what’s the point in having them if you can’t quickly hand one out to someone...Show More Summary

A networking playbook

Our columnist presents the first installment of a guide for developing your professional network.

New international grants for young principal investigators

The International Research Scholars Program is offering 50 grants to help early-career biomedical researchers outside the G7 countries establish independent careers.

Trainees and mental health: Let’s talk!

A broad, open conversation about mental health is needed if the problems and their roots are to be addressed systematically.

Peeking Out From Under The Covers

The question comes up sometimes. And often, I’m not sure how to answer it. “Are you still doing the whole Tim’s Strategy thing?” Hmmm. Good question. No and yes. The “no” part has to do with writing, speaking uniquely to job seekers and creating tools here on the site. Nope, not much of that lately. […]

Elsewhere in Science: Diversity, academic entrepreneurship, and more

Fetal tissue research controversy … Funding … Promoting inclusion … Academic startups … Russian science... Working Life

A career in cancer research? Computational skills wanted

In the growing field of precision oncology, researchers with molecular and computational backgrounds are needed more than ever.

???? Where to Research Job Market Salaries in 2016

Be ready to talk salary expectations before they ask you to. Photo Credit: JD Hancock Whether you need to do a quick salary check, or you just need a wage calculator, it’s all here. If you don’t need this list for now, bookmark it for later. Show More Summary

Can wearing a certain color influence the interviewer?

It’s no secret that what you wear on an interview will impact the perception of the interviewer; however what you may not realize is your choice of color can send indirect messages as well. Workplace attire has changed so much over time that it can be confusing for job candidates who are hoping to make

Two investigations underway into University of Hawaii lab explosion

A University of California center established in the wake of lab tragedy has been brought in to investigate the incident

Going with the flow

A website’s surprising growth offers possibilities in science communication and an unexpected career

More Ph.D.s but fewer job commitments

The production of science and engineering Ph.D.s in the United States has reached a record high

Elsewhere in Science: Funding concerns, a scientific memoir, and more

Financial conflicts of interest … Concerns about a people-based funding program … NextGen VOICES … A scientific memoir … Working Life

9 Funny Job Search Pranks You Won’t Believe

This is one time where it’s definitely better to laugh at others. Photo credit: Pascal Is it a good idea to play pranks on your job search? Absolutely! That is… if your profession is comedy-related or you have another good reason to think that the targeted recruiters will appreciate the gag. Show More Summary

Be aware of your actions to pass the interview test

Interviewing can be very similar to studying and passing a test in the sense that it helps to study the topic first and understand the principles. At least that’s what it seems when you are invited for an interview with a potential employer. When you fail to pass an exam there is usually feedback as

Lessons from the startup world

Professor Matthew Wallenstein wants to bring what he has learned as an entrepreneur to his colleagues in academia

Studying the science of science

Some scientists are taking it upon themselves to go beyond their core research areas to study where the scientific system can go wrong

Elsewhere in Science: Funding, animal research, and more

The importance of grant titles … Animal research in China … Conflict in Turkey … Funding in the U.S., Canada, and China … Research ethics … Working Life

How to survive working for a micromanager

If you have ever worked for a micromanager you’ll probably never forget the experience. It’s an uncomfortable working relationship that no doubt requires both resilience and learned skills in order to survive. The very definition of a micromanager sounds discouraging to career growth, “manage with excessive control or attention to details”. Show More Summary

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