• Anna Schmidt Lefevre posted an update in the hub Bio Career Hub: Boost your career! 15 hours, 6 minutes ago

    7 Online Strategies For Getting Your First Client

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    You’ve taken the brave plunge into freelancing.

    Maybe you’ve even quit your job and are buoyed by all the possibilities that freelancing can offer you.

    Freedom. Flexibility. More money.

    Of course these things are great and it’s a major reason why many freelancers take the leap into this area of work whether it’s copywriting, web design, SEO and…[Read more]

  • Aligning career expectations with academic reality| Science Careers

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    The difficulty of establishing a career in academia and the hardships it brings to young scientists are increasingly discussed, at least in some forums, but data underpinning the issue are still scarce, particularly in Europe. A new pilot study carried out by the European Science Foundation (ESF) aims to give research institutions, funding bodies,…[Read more]

  • Telephone Interviews: A Guide to Success | Biojobblog

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    Telephone interviews are an inexpensive and quick way for employers to screen prospective job candidates. Generally speaking, employers use phone interviews to verify that a candidate’s personal information, qualifications and skill sets in his/her curriculum vitae is correct, accurate and consistent with what employers may have learned about an…[Read more]

  • 8 Things Which Shouldn't Appear In Your Professional Resume

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    These days your resume should be able to tell your story in one page. This is what sells you and makes you more visible among the pack. Some resumes can be a turn off, especially when you get one from a seasoned job seeker who has spent some time in the job market. Here are some things you should not include in your resume if you are not a fresh…[Read more]

  • Tips to Create a Great LinkedIn Profile - Medix

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    Let’s face it, having a LinkedIn profile is as essential to the job search as a well-crafted resume and cover letter. In the age of selfie sticks and Instagram filters, it only makes sense that your professional-self would need a social presence every bit as unique as your other online channels. Unfortunately, LinkedIn is unfairly categorized as a…[Read more]

  • Understanding the science policy landscape | Science Careers

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    Scientists are increasingly called upon to help governments shape policies and regulations in response to potential hazards and emerging crises. But to young scientists in particular, science policy can seem remote, opaque, and treacherous. There’s even a relatively new issue: potential legal liability. The 2009 L’Aquila earthquake led to the…[Read more]

  • 10 Reasons You Should Never Bring Unfinished Work Home

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    According to one famous CEO and author of The Overworked American, “People who work for me should have phones in their bathrooms.” Although many would agree with such ideology of working all the time, many employees are beginning to detest the idea of having work encroach every moment of their lives. The question every employer should ask…[Read more]

  • 9 Signs You Need to Quit Your Job

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    Sometimes going into work is tough. I mean, who doesn’t want to sit on the couch all day and binge on the latest season of Mad Men? Maybe you’ve had a tough project to finish and need a break, or you’re having a problem with someone at the office and you’d rather avoid them. These are normal frustrations that come with being an adult who…[Read more]

  • The After Interview Trick Youre Not Using

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    Sarah had just wrapped up a grueling hour-long interview for a position as a quality assurance manager. She was understandably exhausted, so when she got home, she put on some comfortable clothes, ate some dinner and then curled up in front of the TV.

    Sound familiar? Most of us are so drained by the intensity of the interview process that the…[Read more]

  • 10 Reasons You Should Never Bring Unfinished Work Home

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    According to one famous CEO and author of The Overworked American, “People who work for me should have phones in their bathrooms.” Although many would agree with such ideology of working all the time, many employees are beginning to detest the idea of having work encroach every moment of their lives. The question every employer should ask…[Read more]

  • The Improvised Office: How These Quick-Thinking Techniques Can Help Your Career - Medix

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    Your boss’s big planning meeting is coming to a close. A lot of data has been shared and information overload is creeping up on you. As the presentation reaches its final slides, your boss turns to the (semi) captive audience with the inevitable questions:

    “What do you think? Does anyone have ideas to share?”

    (Crickets)

    (Cough)

    “…um…nope,…[Read more]

  • Anna Schmidt posted an update in the hub Bio Career Hub: Tips for Life Science jobs & career opportunities 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    5 Ways to Deal with Toxic Employees

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    Toxic employees can be detrimental to the workplace. This infographic describes the negative behaviors employers might face, and how to deal with them.

    Read the full article at http://www.lifehack.org/articles/work/5-types-toxic-employees-and-how-you-can-deal-with-them.html

  • Anna Schmidt posted an update in the hub Bio Career Hub: Tips for Life Science jobs & career opportunities 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Job Search Tips for Veterans - Medix

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    Armed Forces Week is a time to recognize and thank the members of the United States military for their commitment to our country. This weeklong celebration of their tireless efforts culminates with Saturday’s Armed Forces Day.

    Unfortunately, after the fanfare of these festivities has passed, many military veterans are still finding themselves…[Read more]

  • Anna Schmidt posted an update in the hub Bio Career Hub: Tips for Life Science jobs & career opportunities 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    10 Words You Should Never Use To Describe Yourself In Your Resume

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    When you’re on the hunt for a new job, it’s hard enough to craft a compelling cover letter and customize your resume or CV to fit each position you’re applying for. Getting too wordy isn’t always the best idea, especially given that some employers will go as far as to implement systems that automatically filter out any applications that contain…[Read more]

  • Anna Schmidt posted an update in the hub Bio Career Hub: Tips for Life Science jobs & career opportunities 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Internships Provide The First Step Toward Career Success | May 11, 2015 Issue - Vol. 93 Issue 19 | Chemical & Engineering News

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    In today’s competitive employment market, savvy chemistry and chemical engineering students know that having industrial internship experience on their résumé is a real plus. Internships provide students with the opportunity to take the skills obtained through college coursework and apply them to real-life work situations. Being able to demonstrate…[Read more]

  • Anna Schmidt posted an update in the hub Bio Career Hub: Tips for Life Science jobs & career opportunities 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Writing your resume? Think like a nurse! - Medix

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    It’s National Nurses Week and this year’s theme is, “Ethical Practice. Quality Care.” If there’s a nurse in your life, this title should ring true. According to a 2014 Gallup poll*, Americans have rated nursing as the top profession for high ethical standards and honesty. In fact, nurses have topped the list for the last 13 years!

    Unfortunately,…[Read more]

  • Anna Schmidt posted an update in the hub Bio Career Hub: Tips for Life Science jobs & career opportunities 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    This Infographic Will Make You Think Twice Before You Post To Social Media

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    Social media is like driving: Everyone wants to be on the road, but not everyone should be allowed behind the wheel. The invention of social media has given a platform to anyone who has an email address and can create an account. These days, some people don’t see the connection between what they post on social media and how it shapes their online…[Read more]

  • Anna Schmidt posted an update in the hub Bio Career Hub: Tips for Life Science jobs & career opportunities 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    4 Phrases Youll Need at Your Next Networking Event

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    We’ve all been there: standing awkwardly in some huge conference hall, clutching a handful of stale crackers and moist cheese cubes, looking around desperately for someone to engage in conversation—or worse, trying to escape a conversation that’s going nowhere.

    Networking is stressful, draining, and hard to do well. But to succeed in the biotech…[Read more]

  • 10 Reasons Why Frequent Travelers Should Always Be Hired

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    Resumes rarely feature a person’s travel history. Frequent travellers have a lot going for them, as you will see from this list. If you are a frequent traveller, make sure you highlight this. If you are an employer, you need to see travel as a definite plus. Here are 10 reasons why frequent travelers make excellent candidates.

    1. They don’t limit…[Read more]

  • 8 Ways to Increase Your Paycheck

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    We know your secret.

    It’s not your hidden desire to be the next Doctor Who. Or your irrational fear of spiders. It’s not even that time you spent an entire weekend putting costumes on your cats. Nope, it’s your secret wish to earn more money—and it’s nothing that should cause embarrassment. Everyone—whether working as a clinical project manager,…[Read more]

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