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  • Dinko Valerio offers wisdom garnered from a long career as a scientist, investor and entrepreneur.
  • At BioSpace, we're continually searching for better ways to serve our community, but we need your help to do so.
  • If you’re embarking on a major career shift -- perhaps you’re trying to break into a new field or industry or pivot to a new career path in your current field -- the cover letter is likely the very first touchpoint you’ll have with a potential employer where you’ll be able to explain your career ...
  • Workplace conflict is bound to happen throughout your career. Learn how to take advantage of moments of discord to identify opportunities for growth, learning, and collaboration while also steering clear of highly toxic people who thrive on conflict.
  • Should you be looking for another job? Or are you actually in a good employment situation, and simply being carried away by others’ experiences on LinkedIn or Facebook? Having a positive attitude in the workplace is necessary for you to progress in your career development. 
  • Have you ever been too intimidated to speak up or challenge a tenured professional at work?  Many people who are in the early stages of their career might feel uncomfortable around others who have 10, 20, or 30+ years of experience. 
  • There is a common misconception that hiring slows down during November and December. If anything, this is when you should ramp up your efforts to find great candidates. There are several reasons for this.
  • Do you know what your “dream job” is?  Would you be able to identify it if you had multiple job offers?  Many people are in search of a dream job, but don’t really know how to find one and what makes it different than other average job opportunities.
  • As a valued member of our BioSpace community, we are eager to hear more from you and other readers. So let's hear it! Are you happy with your current job?
  • Unfortunately, when many life science professionals get up the nerve to ask for support, a colleague might say that they’re “too busy” to help.  These circumstances can put you in a situation where you feel like you can’t do your best work or are set up to fail. 
  • Of course, everyone wants to start a new job off on the right foot, so to speak, but sometimes the little things that can make a big difference that first week can get lost amid a flurry of meetings, understanding, new tasks and projects, onboarding, catching up, and in general just getting yours...
  • A toxic workplace breeds things like fear, insecurity, instability, backbiting, and infighting. Hardly ideal ingredients for job satisfaction, growth, or productivity. If your gut is telling you that your workplace is more negative than normal, than you might be in a toxic environment.
  • Many job seekers take it for granted that the holidays are not the best time to be on the job market, so they suspend their job hunt until after the new year. Others get distracted by all of the holiday hullabaloo and don’t put as much time and effort into their search as they need to.
  • What happens in the final moments of a job interview is probably one of the most overlooked aspects of the entire job seeking or hiring process, and how you conduct yourself at these critical final moments can sway the offer in your favor (or out of it), especially if you’re in tight competition ...
  • It seems counterintuitive to advise someone not to offer to help their coworkers out, but that’s exactly what a recent study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology suggests.
  • As a valued member of our BioSpace community, we are eager to hear more from you and other readers. Name one influencer in the life sciences industry that produced a significant impact in 2018.
  • Acute or chronic sleep deprivation affects more than just your personal life (or the number of coffees you need the next morning to get going). Lack of sleep can have significant consequences to your professional life and, over time, can hold you back from achieving your goals.
  • If you’re applying for multiple jobs at the same time, perhaps over several weeks or months, things can quickly spiral out of control. You can easily find yourself with 10 or 20 different versions of your resume or cover letter floating around on your desktop, requests for materials coming at you...
  • We’re all called on at some point to give feedback to our bosses or employees, colleagues or direct reports, regardless of whether or not you hold a leadership position. And often that feedback is given in response to a negative situation or action that has taken place and needs to be addressed.
  • Do you need a new job, like, yesterday? Whatever your reasons for needing (or wanting) a new employer as quickly as possible, if you’re looking to kick your job search into overdrive there are a number of things you can do to speed things along.