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Using LinkedIn to Prepare for Interviews in Science Careers

Because there are over 70 million professionals on LinkedIn, it’s a great place to network within the scientific community.  But did you also know that LinkedIn is an amazing resource for interview preparation?


Business for Dummies

There was an article in the December 22, 2009 issue of the Wall Street Journal entitled “Doctors Seek Aid from Business Schools.” It spoke to the emerging realization by some medical doctors of the importance of getting business/management training in order to run a successful medical practice.


When does your resume say you “pipette blood samples” versus “validate disease pathways using cutting-edge technology”?

HINT #1:  All science activity is linked to a scaling of scientific purpose that ranges from a simple lab task to the meaning of science in society.  Think of it as an inverted pyramid!


9 New Webinars: Transitioning to Industry Jobs and Beyond

We would like to let you know about the free webinars coming soon on Bio Careers.  All you need is your computer and internet access to attend. On the day of the webinar, we'll open the room twenty minutes prior to the start so you'll have plenty of time to get your spot and check that your speakers are working properly.Be sure to register right away to save your seat before the webinar seats max out! Registration links are below.

Thomas Patrick

How to not win friends and influence people

Job searches can be frustrating things, which is why I am a fan of having a plan in place and sticking with it. Here is how NOT to react to that frustration…This article (linked below) was sent to me by a recruiter friend who asked me to share it...she also said “make sure you remind your readers that posting dumb things on the internet is never appropriate.”


A win-win situation

One of the things I like doing in my job is talking with the more junior students. In my current lab, we host 6-8 high school and undergraduate students each summer. They all get their own mini-project to work on for the two months, and we also organize a series of seminars during the course of the summer, teaching the basics of various topics linked to the science we do.


How to Visit Booths at the Bio Careers Virtual Job Summit

Following the success of the first two Virtual Job Summits, Bio Careers is excited to present our third edition, the Bio Careers Virtual Job Summit Fall 2012. Several employers' virtual booths already opened for jobseeker review on August 1st with more coming in future weeks. You can learn more about the event and register here:


Following Directions

I was recently involved in the review process of the Summer Academy applications for my institution.  We accept around 50 scholars each summer for 10-12 week programs which consist of both high school and undergraduate students.  This is the first time I have been involved with this process and it was humbling, heart-breaking and infuriating.  We ask 6 different questions and then we use 3 of those answers to rank the applicants.  We need to whittle the number of hopefuls from around 1300 to a more manageable 100 which we then forward to interested faculty.


Letter to my Younger Self

I submitted an article to the Science club for girls website earlier this year.  The website states “Women who share a love of science, engineering and technology, who are in different stages of their careers, share with their “young selves” words of encouragement, glimpses into the future and wisdom that can only be gleaned from hindsight.”  I thought this was a wonderful opportunity and my article was published, however it was originally longer and needed to be abridged.

Lauren Celano


What Employers Want to See in a Resume

This blog provides insight into what human resources professionals are looking for in a resume.   Hopefully this information will be useful as you craft your resume and tailor it for specific jobs. First and foremost, your resume is a marketing and branding tool that shows your experience, expertise, and other relevant information. This document should be concise and focused, and should tell a story about your background.  The reader forms an opinion about you, positive or negative, based on what they see.