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  • 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.
  • “Internal networking” is much the same as regular professional networking, except that the connections or ‘network’ you’re building come from your current employer.
  • Your employment or work history section of your resume is likely the single most important category in the entire document and, when done well, can make a powerful case to your potential employer about how and why you’re well qualified for their open position.
  • Sometimes you don’t have days or weeks to prepare for a job interview. Sometimes, you may only have a few hours… If you’re called in for a last-minute job interview, don’t assume that there’s nothing meaningful you can do to prepare in the hours and minutes leading up to the meeting.
  • With any luck, each job will have great bosses, as unlikely as that seems. But even if your bosses aren’t necessarily great, you can probably learn something from each of them. Here are a dozen lessons you can learn from the best bosses.
  • Going into a job interview, especially when you really want the job or don’t have much experience on the job market, can be a nerve-wracking few hours for many candidates.
  • Biotech companies need more than just researchers to ensure success. The most recent 2018 Talent Report issued by Biocom shows that 88 percent of California life science companies are planning on hiring over the next 12 months.
  • Considering the important role vacation days play in supporting a healthy work/life balance and even promoting improved performance on the job, why are so many professionals choosing to neglect their vacation time and leave so many unused PTO days on the table at the end of each year?
  • If you’re considering a future in life science, there’s a good chance a lucrative salary isn’t the biggest draw. For many who choose science careers, the opportunity to satisfy an innate curiosity is more important than a stellar income.
  • Unlike the professional skills and experiences you gain through formal training or education, soft skills are those elusive interpersonal skills, personality traits, character attributes, or communication styles that will determine how you interact with your colleagues and the success or failure ...
  • Some life science professionals might not think it’s a big deal if a co-worker constantly interrupts them. However, if you are not effectively communicating your thoughts, ideas, and solutions to problems it's harder for you to be noticed as a key contributor on your team. 
  • If you have a boss or manager with a poker face who in addition doesn’t communicate well, you might find yourself in a position where it’s difficult to reach performance goals and get feedback for improvement.
  • Fall is in full swing, but not falling short of jobs. Check out the top companies who are looking for candidates like you right now!
  • If you’re a seasoned employee and had the ability reach across the expanse of time and provide a fresh-out-of-college with some career advice, what would it be?
  • There are many reasons employees elect to remain at a given job: good salary and benefits, a strong sense of mission or duty, convenience, and so on. There are also many reasons that employees decide to leave a job – and one very common reason is management.
  • It's important to understand that as someone in the meeting, there are things you can do personally to become a more effective contributor. Here are four tips for being more productive in meetings.
  • What do you wish someone would’ve told you at the beginning of your career?  Most people reflect on their career development and think, ‘If only I knew then what I know now, I’d be farther along.’ 
  • It’s one of the biggest sources of anxiety when you’re on the job market: being faced with tough interview questions that you aren’t quite sure how to answer.
  • It’s prudent to be aware of certain types of questions that -- while perhaps valid -- just don’t belong in this particular professional encounter and, in fact, could harm your candidacy and reflect negatively on your reputation if asked.