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Recent blog posts published on Bio Careers http://pennmed.biocareers.com/rss-community.xml en Building skills for career success while in academia http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/building-skills-career-success-while-academia <p>The topic of career planning is something that I discuss with almost everyone I speak with, regardless of whether they are a graduate student or industry professional. &nbsp;I emphasize that regardless of where someone is in their career, steps can be taken to develop the hard (e.g. techniques) and soft (e.g. management) skills necessary for career advancement. Since successful careers develop over years, even decades, the earlier someone starts to plan, the better. &nbsp;Even as a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow, ample opportunities exist to develop skills.</p> <p><a href="http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/building-skills-career-success-while-academia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/building-skills-career-success-while-academia#comments Academia Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:42:43 +0000 Lauren Celano 476570 at http://pennmed.biocareers.com Tips on How to Engage an Audience http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/tips-how-engage-audience <p>I recently gave a talk at a luncheon hosted by my research institute. </p> <p>In the days since, I’ve had a few experiences that have brought me to this blog. I’d like to talk about how to engage an audience, whether it’s an actual audience, or an interviewer, or new colleagues at a networking event. From my perspective, there are a few rules of engagement, in no particular order:</p> <p><a href="http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/tips-how-engage-audience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/tips-how-engage-audience#comments Networking Skill Building Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:19:48 +0000 Judy Lytle 476561 at http://pennmed.biocareers.com Managing a Planned Departure http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/managing-planned-departure <p>My contract is ending, and I need a new job. I was going to write an article about how to gracefully exit a position, particularly for those of us who are exiting into the “unknown” of the job market. Since I know that scheduled departures like mine are fairly common in both academic and industry roles, I wanted to record my thoughts on the process.</p> <p><a href="http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/managing-planned-departure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/managing-planned-departure#comments Search Action Plan Fri, 16 Jun 2017 08:41:07 +0000 Sandlin 476569 at http://pennmed.biocareers.com We’ve Said Hello, Now What? http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/we-ve-said-hello-now-what <p>Today we’re continuing on the topic of networking…last time, we talked about how to say hello...now, we’re going to talk about what to say AFTER you say hello. &nbsp;Like always, there is a right way and a wrong way to start off a conversation…the wrong way is to launch into a sales pitch about yourself without taking a breath…the other wrong way is to say, “Hi I’m George, are you guys hiring? Do you know anyone who is hiring? Okthanksbye”…you guys think I’m kidding - but I’ve actually overheard that last one.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/we-ve-said-hello-now-what" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/we-ve-said-hello-now-what#comments Networking Interviews Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:36:55 +0000 Thomas Patrick Chuna 476568 at http://pennmed.biocareers.com Advice for Listing Research Details on Your Resume http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/advice-listing-research-details-your-resume <p>When you apply to a job, the details listed on your resume provide your “future employer” with information about the type of job you are looking for. &nbsp;The key words you include, the way you phrase your accomplishments and experiences, how you order your bullet points, all of this matters. These details build your brand. &nbsp;</p> <p>I have been asked numerous times for guidance on what should be included in a resume. &nbsp;Below are a few thoughts on this important topic.&nbsp;</p> <p>RESEARCH ROLES</p> <p><a href="http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/advice-listing-research-details-your-resume" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/advice-listing-research-details-your-resume#comments Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:34:46 +0000 Lauren Celano 476567 at http://pennmed.biocareers.com Interviewing is a two way street http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/interviewing-two-way-street-0 <p>Interviewing is often thought to be an interaction between candidate and potential employer where the employer is in control asking many questions to assess the candidate for their needs. &nbsp;4However, it is important that the candidate do as much interviewing of the employer as well. &nbsp;Here are a few things to consider when you are interviewing a potential organization.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/interviewing-two-way-street-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/interviewing-two-way-street-0#comments Interviews Fri, 09 Jun 2017 08:29:55 +0000 Alicia Jones 476565 at http://pennmed.biocareers.com Five Tips For Managing Information Overload http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/five-tips-managing-information-overload <p>Information overload carries a negative connotation but sometimes it comes from a happy place. This past weekend, I was in Seattle leading a career change workshop for the Lean In Seattle and Lean In Women’s Veterans chapters. This all-day event featured speakers from around the country, and with the quantity of information shared, however helpful and inspirational, information overload can easily result.</p> <p><a href="http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/five-tips-managing-information-overload" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/five-tips-managing-information-overload#comments Skill Building Tue, 06 Jun 2017 08:26:28 +0000 Caroline Ceniza-Levine 476563 at http://pennmed.biocareers.com Job Interview Gone Bad? How To Handle The Hostile, Mean-Spirited, Difficult Job Interviewer http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/job-interview-gone-bad-how-handle-hostile-mean-spirited-difficult-job-interviewer <p>A job interview is a person-to-person communication, and some people are difficult, so you will likely encounter a difficult job interviewer at some point. The difficult job interviewer pushes back on what you say, picks apart your claims, focuses on your weaknesses and mistakes, or tries to get you to talk trash about your past bosses and companies. The difficult job interviewer frames questions negatively and wants you to get negative as well. Don’t fall for these traps! </p> <p>Here are three approaches to diffuse the difficult job interviewer:</p> <p><a href="http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/job-interview-gone-bad-how-handle-hostile-mean-spirited-difficult-job-interviewer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/job-interview-gone-bad-how-handle-hostile-mean-spirited-difficult-job-interviewer#comments Interviews Wed, 31 May 2017 08:22:50 +0000 Caroline Ceniza-Levine 476562 at http://pennmed.biocareers.com Networking: A job hunt cliché, or the most important thing? http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/networking-job-hunt-clich-or-most-important-thing <p>Hello everyone!&nbsp;</p> <p>Over the last few months, we have talked about how to utilize headhunters, and what impact they have and don't have on your job search.. This time around, we are going to talk about another “tried and true” method to get jobs, NETWORKING.&nbsp;</p> <p>The word networking means different things to different people. For our purposes, here is what networking is not:&nbsp;</p> <p>You: “Hey do you know who is hiring?”&nbsp;<br />Colleague: “I think XYZ company is”&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/networking-job-hunt-clich-or-most-important-thing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/networking-job-hunt-clich-or-most-important-thing#comments Fri, 26 May 2017 10:49:09 +0000 Thomas Patrick Chuna 474877 at http://pennmed.biocareers.com On Being Entrepreneurial to Find Your New Career http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/being-entrepreneurial-find-your-new-career <p>There are many paths out of academia, and finding one can be surprisingly difficult. </p> <p>There are a few things I might suggest can do to speed the process, things I wish I’d done earlier.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/being-entrepreneurial-find-your-new-career" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://pennmed.biocareers.com/bio-careers-blog/being-entrepreneurial-find-your-new-career#comments Entrepreneurship Wed, 24 May 2017 10:25:36 +0000 Ian Street 474875 at http://pennmed.biocareers.com