Networking

Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Caroline
Ceniza-Levine

Networking Tips For Career Changers

In last week’s post, I shared Marketing Tips For Career Changers, but given that career changers will get more traction from Networking (so they can directly tell people their story, rather than hanging out a resume and hoping to get a call), this post focuses on Networking For Career Changers, th...


charlotte.mitchell

Charlotte
Mitchell

Networking: how to do it and why it is so important!

If you are one of the lucky graduate students or postdocs, you have actually been told that it is a good idea to network, or you have eventually figured it out yourself. Fortunately, more and more Universities now have career development teams, postdoc committees and other resources available t...


nick

Nick
Folger

Do you need a Job Search Mentor?

Perhaps you have well established Mentor relationships in Academia or your current field.  Are they the best people to guide you through a career transition into a new field?  They know you well, and you have a comfortable relationship with them, but perhaps they don’t know enough about ...


thomas.magaldi

Thomas
Magaldi

A Strategic Postdoc to Help Propel Your Career

Are you unsure of whether to pursue a first or second postdoc? If so, be strategic in choosing your next training opportunity.The most important factor in choosing a postdoc is finding a PI who will support your career aspirations and training. Unfortunately, many scientists choose a postdoc bas...


Smita.Mukherjee

Smita
Mukherjee

Cultivating the “YOU” outside your laboratory

Being in graduate school is a truly unique experience because, for the rest of your life, you will rarely have the opportunity to be surrounded by so many young people from diverse backgrounds with an unmatched intellectual curiosity, zest for life and passion for doing something spectacular. H...


Lauren Celano

Lauren
Celano

Building your “soft skills”

I often advise PhD students on career planning and the many options available to them in and out of academia.  When I ask about specific skills, a lot of them focus only on their research/technical skills, i.e. “hard skills” such as genetics, cell biology, computer science, chemistry or pha...


Shu.Chin.Ma

Shu Chin
Ma

How to Linkedin- a personal prospective in the proper etiquette

When I was introduced to LinkedIn in 2004 there were no plethora of articles, blogs or websites about the proper etiquette for using the site.I learned it the hard way, by having a few soul-pulping rejections, mortifying notification of suspended requests, and a couple of not so politely worded resp...


Lauren Celano

Lauren
Celano

“How” to find a Mentor(s)

A mentor is someone who shares both wisdom and knowledge. Most often a person that is more senior in a role or specific area of expertise. A mentor can be extremely valuable for advice, insight, and professional and personal development. The importance of having a good mentor cannot be overstated; b...


nathan.vanderford

Nathan
Vanderford

Ignore Fear: A Key Step to Being Happier and More Successful

Fear is defined by many as being afraid or apprehensive. We all have thousands of fears, many of which are very rational. These rational fears ultimately prevent us from being hurt in some way. We also all have hundreds or thousands of irrational fears. These irrational fears canprevent us from doin...


Lauren Celano

Lauren
Celano

Tips for working successfully with recruiters

Recruiters that specialize in your specific area of interest can be a tremendous asset to a job search. These individuals are experts on companies hiring in your field, company hiring preferences, company cultures, growth trajectories, relevant roles and titles for your experience level, industry tr...