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  • Six of the Most Valuable Soft Skills Employers Will Be Hiring for in 2019
    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.
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • When you’re on the job market, how you come across and the level of professionalism that you exhibit at every step is often just as important as the substance of your background, skills, or education.
  • Whether you’re doing pre-interview research or you’ve already received a job offer and are deciding whether or not to accept it, the research phase of your job search is perhaps the most critical from a job seeker's perspective.
  • You likely know that there are some types of questions that are off-limits in a job interview, but did you also know that many of these are basically illegal?
  • Whether you’re deciding to accept a job offer from a new employer or you’ve just started a new job, one of the most important aspects of your professional life will be the workplace culture. The office or organization’s environment or “vibe” is so powerful that it can make or break your job exper...
  • Are you feeling discouraged because you’re not getting the kind of offers or feedback that you want or need? Job search fatigue is real, and when you’re in the thick of an intense job hunt, the stress of the “network, apply, interview, eat, sleep, repeat” routine can start to wear even the most c...
  • While it’s unlikely that you’ll get the answers you want to all of your questions, there are still appropriate ways to approach your interviewers or the employer and find out as much as you can about their decision. Here are a few of the best ways to do just that.
  • If you’re currently on the job market or getting ready to find a new job, you’re probably spending a fair amount of time adding to, revising, tweaking, and in general optimizing your resume so it will get noticed by a potential employer and, eventually, be so powerful and effective that it leads ...
  • Are you ready to look for a new job? If you have made the decision to put yourself on the job market, there are a few things that you need to do right away to get yourself ready for the process… and it is a process.