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  • 5 Easy Ways to Overcome Job Interview Jitters
    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 ...
  • 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 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.
  • Now that school is back in session, it’s never too early to start thinking about an internship for summer of 2019. 
  • Many organizations will look at your LinkedIn profile before they decide to hire you. Direct hire recruiters will look at your LinkedIn profile before they decide to contact you. Your LinkedIn profile should be a professional accurate representation of yourself.
  • According to the 2017 Mind the Workplace report by Mental Health America, 71% of workers in the U.S. were either actively looking for new job opportunities or had the topic on their mind always, often, or sometimes while at work.  Regardless of all of the potential causes of these feelings, we se...
  • As the weather cools down, let’s look back at this summer's most popular career advice on BioSpace. 
  • Even if you think networking just “isn’t your thing,” you can’t deny the power it holds to help you land the job you want.