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  • 10 Ways to Get Your Career on Track
    How do you feel when you wake up in the morning to get ready for work?  Are you excited about the new day ahead? If you are feeling stuck, here are 10 ways to get your career on track!
  • Months (or years) of work have finally paid off and you are in your dream job. Now, you’re thinking about being successful in your position, navigating workplace politics, earning raises, and getting promoted.
  • According to a recent study by Cornell researchers Kaitlin Woolley and Ayelet Fishbach published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, people who received immediate, frequent rewards for completing small tasks reported more interest and more enjoyment in their work, compared with p...
  • We live in a time where there is no shortage of opinions, viewpoints, and advice. Due to this age of over-sharing, it’s easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing.  Are you a follower or a leader?
  • Chances are you already meet with your boss on a fairly regular basis to discuss the usual things like your progress on projects or goals, any roadblocks or challenges you’re facing, performance reporting for your department or team, and of course any housekeeping issues that need addressing.
  • We are living in a business climate of intense change and what seems to be a constant transition.  It’s hard to keep up with all that’s going on while following the latest news.
  • For most professionals, “networking” typically refers to the professional activity of making meaningful connections with people outside of your own company, oftentimes with the explicit purpose of finding a new employer or new business opportunities.
  • It’s one of the most dreaded, even if quite common, moments in the job interview. The interviewer asks a question and your mind goes blank. You flat-out, simply don’t know the answer to the question, and any attempt to fake it will only make you look worse.
  • One of the biggest mistakes a qualified, competitive job candidate can make in the interview is failing to ask any questions to the interviewer. Typically at the end of most interviews, the interviewer will inevitable get around to asking “Do you have any questions for me?” If you’re answer is so...
  • The Biocom Institute and California Life Sciences Institute (CLSI) released their third biennial life science industry report. Overall, the report paints a very positive picture of the life science industry in California.
  • The job interview is a delicate kind of “dance” between job seeker and employer. From an employer’s perspective, they’re trying to get a sense not only of your skills and ability to succeed in the role but also your character and how well you would fit in or add to their company culture.
  • How serious are you about your career development? It could be a new job, promotion, or finally aligning yourself with the organization you’ve been dreaming about for years.  Most professionals will talk a lot about things they claim to want, but not actually do anything about it.
  • A bad boss can quickly sour even the best jobs. Employees are often put in the difficult situation of working for a company, on a project, or with a team that they love while simultaneously having to contend with a difficult boss.
  • Whether you’ve been on the job market for a few weeks, months, or in the case of some academic positions maybe even years, being passed over for opportunities time and time again can really do a number on your morale and confidence level.
  • While some classic professional terms and phrases will never go out of style, many keywords and common phrases from the past have actually become a liability to have on your job application materials and really should be avoided altogether if you want to come across as competitive and current.
  • Who is being hired for coveted roles and landing their dream jobs?  Research shows it’s usually people with the most personal contact to decision makers.
  • It’s common knowledge nowadays that most hiring managers or recruiters spend anywhere from 6-10 seconds scanning your resume before they decide to keep it or discard.
  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution, according to Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum Geneva, “is building on the Third, the digital revolution that has been occurring since the middle of the last century. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is b...
  • Credibility is an attribute that is part of your being, which is why you can’t fake it or establish it very quickly.
  • Do you think it’s time to quit your job?  Prior to making this decision, it’s important to explore all angles and ensure that quitting is the best choice.  If you are certain that you want to quit, do you have an exit strategy?