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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

Are you ready for an interview?

Being invited for a job interview is the No. 1 goal of every job candidate who diligently searches for a good opportunity. It takes a tremendous amount of effort and time to find the right position and when that happens you want to be your best. We all know that preparing for an interview makes

Use the power of persuasion to boost your job hunt

Even if you’re uncomfortable “selling" yourself, these tips will help you unleash your persuasive potential

The toll of short-term contracts

As a new French report highlights, early-career researchers face significant challenges landing permanent academic positions—but there may also be some rays of hope

Make your resume look amazing with these five steps

Resumes are not dead, rather they have evolved over time to fulfill numerous needs during your career. The irony with resumes is that they can be your best friend in opening doors of interest from employers or close them shut if poorly designed. Of all your marketing tools, your resume plays a significant part in

Who counts as an inventor? The answer could be worth millions

A postdoc suing over exclusion from patents offers a lesson for anyone working on potentially lucrative research

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