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  • Career paths are not always perfectly linear and uninterrupted. Life happens, and sometimes even the most driven, successful professionals end up with a significant gap in their employment status.
  • Figuring out how to become a more qualified, competitive job candidate can seem overwhelming. Often it feels as if you only have a handful of options to build your resume in any meaningful way – like earning additional degrees or simply gaining several more years of experience in your role.
  • Results from a recent BioSpace Community Survey indicated that 67% of life science respondents are likely to look for a job in the next 12 months. With an influx of talent in the market, how can life science professionals set themselves apart to make a positive impression and land the job?
  • Based on research done by the MSL Society, the MSL role could grow by 20% in the next 1-2 years and increase by upwards of 35% in Asia and South America. We spoke with an expert to find out more about this innovative position.   
  • Asking great questions to your interviewer is one of the most important parts of the job interview process. Not only do you learn valuable information about the role and the organization when you ask questions, but interviewers are also assessing here your knowledge, research done, and level of i...
  • The New Year is an excellent time to re-evaluate the state of your professional life and take honest stock of your accomplishments and strengths, as well as the shortcomings or bad habits that may be holding you back from achieving the career or success that you want.
  • New Year, fresh start? Could be. WalletHub recently compared more than 180 cities across the U.S., using 30 key indicators to evaluate their job strength. Some of those factors were job opportunities, employment growth, monthly average starting salary and employment outlook.
  • Evaluating job candidates for their soft skills rather than their technical know-how, education, or professional training has become a top priority for many, if not most, employers.
  • As a valued member of our BioSpace community, we are eager to hear more from you and other readers in 2019. Let us know which topics you want to hear more about.
  • Why are some people enthusiastic about going to work in the morning, while others are miserable? Is it the person or is it the job? Many people haven’t stopped to consider if they might be contributing to their own unhappiness at work. 
  • According to a new article, most employees spend an average of around 6 hours every week in meetings, while managers spend about 23 hours. But is all that meeting time really necessary?
  • What is your current level of satisfaction with your job?  Are you content and excited to go to work each day?  Or, do you dread getting out of bed in the morning on weekdays? BioSpace recently polled an audience of professionals and asked, “Are you happy with your current life sciences job?”
  • A new year calls for a renewed sense of focus, direction, and motivation in your career. It’s a time to let go of the bad habits that have been holding you back professionally, and replace them with newer, better strategies that will help you to have a year of growth and success in 2019.
  • It's a new year! Is one of your New Year's resolutions to find a new job? Jump start your job search now and check out top companies who are looking for quality candidates in 2019!
  • California’s life science sector is a major player in the state’s job creation and economic development. In 2016, life science companies in California employed more than 360,000 professionals.
  • Many recent college graduates with science degrees wonder, “What other careers are available outside of a laboratory or research environment?”  Concurrently, a large amount of mid-career and late-career professionals consider pursuing non-traditional science roles. 
  • According to Stephanie Moore, author of The Gifted Journey, you should have a “personal board of directors” to bounce ideas off of and discuss your goals with. You could include trusted colleagues, mentors, and career coaches as part of your personal board.
  • Here are 7 questions to ask yourself during the New Year to find out if you’re on the right path to achieving your career goals in 2019.
  • Holidays mean a lot of opportunity to socialize with people both within and outside of your field, and if you happen to be on the job market or considering making a career switch in 2019, it can also be a great opportunity to make organic connections with people who may end up helping you out in ...
  • Are you reluctant to bring up a salary increase over the holiday season? Don’t be! In fact, the holidays are an excellent time to ask your employer for a promotion, and here’s why.