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Donna Kridelbaugh

05.19.2017 |    1,418 |   reply |
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You see it all the time—in a popular news article about a groundbreaking research study to even the primary literature—that so-and-so researcher is the “first” to make some brand new discovery. This claim makes me cringe every time I see it. Why? Well to be honest, it’s highly unlikely to be the absolute first at anything with millions of scientists around the world, many of whom are working in similar fields on similar problems. While doing a thorough literature search should be part of any research project, it’s easy to miss a paper, especially publications in lesser known journals that might not...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

05.15.2017 |    1,526 |   reply |
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In a recent Forbes Leadership post, I covered a Payscale/ Millennial Branding survey which looked at workplace trends for Generation Y, including a finding that Generation Y favors leaving a job early. One of the survey results showed that Generation Y do not think they should stay at an employer...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

05.10.2017 |    1,461 |   reply |
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If you’re attempting a career change — from one industry to another, from one functional role to another, from a sabbatical or family leave to getting back to work – you will be telling employers, recruiters, and others in your network your STORY. You are often asked for a general...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

03.29.2017 |    1,422 |   reply |
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A reader of my recent networking post, Ten People You Need To Have In Your Professional Network, gave me a follow-up challenge: I’ve been to so many lectures or read articles and they all say the same thing. Rely on your network or use your network to accomplish this or that....


Aníbal Valentín-Acevedo

02.22.2017 |    3,032 |   reply |
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If you are looking for a job, most likely you have many expectations about it. How much money you wish to get paid, how many vacation days you will get and what type of benefits will be included just to mention a few. You might also think about how related...


Judy Lytle

02.16.2017 |    3,813 |   reply |
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I can proudly say that I’ve accepted jobs even though I knew (and my new manager knew) that I didn’t have a clue how to do some or all of that job. In fact, I seem to have made a career of doing just that. If you attended my webinar...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

01.04.2017 |    3,632 |   reply |
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Rutendo asks: I am a Medical Doctor, trained and currently working [outside the US]. I want to make a move into Clinical Research, and I do have related experience when I was working in one of our teaching hospitals. We’d have several studies running concurrently, so in between admitting patients...


Judy Lytle

11.02.2016 |    4,172 |   reply |
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Three and a half years ago, I walked into the office of my government client, and said, “I’m done. I’m giving my two weeks’ notice.” I was pretty fed up, and had stayed in that seven-year job for two years too long. I had no plan. I went home that...


Donna Kridelbaugh

10.12.2016 |    4,521 |   reply |
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In today’s “publish-or-perish” environment, scientists are often judged and hiring decisions based primarily on a lengthy publication record in high-quality journals. While there is a growing movement toward alternative metrics (i.e., measures of research impact in the mainstream), the reality is that publication records are still used as a primary...


Lamar Blackwell

09.05.2016 |    4,285 |   reply |
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It has been said that the first 90 days are particularly important in making a good impression on your manager.   The closer your skill set matches the job tasks, the easier this will be.  However, there are other things that you can do to get your new job off to...


Judy Lytle

08.29.2016 |    4,277 |   reply |
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So a month or two back, I attended a seminar on winning government contracts. I work for a non-profit research institute, and even though I spent seven years working in the Department of Defense, I thought maybe I could use a refresher. Being in Business Development, it pays to keep...


Sandlin Seguin

07.15.2016 |    4,870 |   reply |
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When I was a graduate student I worked hard, but not quite as hard as I felt like I should work. I often brought home manuscripts I thought I might read before bed, only to take them back to work to read over lunch, and then back home again. I...


Judy Lytle

06.20.2016 |    5,236 |   reply |
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As you are going through a job search, you inevitably come across a position description for a company that you’d really like to work for.  But the position description isn’t a 100% fit. Or even a 70% fit. Maybe (gasp!) not even a 50% fit. So, should you apply?  What’s the worst...


Charlene Milliken

06.10.2016 |    3,799 |   reply |
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Over the past several years, the federal government has been moving toward greater collaboration within and between federal programs, departments and agencies as well as with those outside of government from industry, the private sector, academia and nonprofit organizations.   Budget cuts have led to the creation of policies and practices...


Donna Kridelbaugh

06.06.2016 |    5,668 |   reply |
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I often get asked for tips on designing a business or contact card.  My response is to keep it simple. The goals are for the recipient of the card: 1) to be able to easily contact you; and 2) even more importantly, remember who you are. Here are a few tips on...


Clement Weinberger

06.02.2016 |    3,821 |   reply |
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It started with a good idea that became a testable hypothesis and a research plan.  Now all the data has been recorded and analyzed, and you’ve got a research article to write and submit for publication.  You know the structure. It’s not quite a recipe, but the ingredients are clear cut. There’s...


Michael Salgaller

05.26.2016 |    3,802 |   reply |
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I’ve always enjoyed attending meetings and conferences, and not because I’m a technology nerd or need to escape my work environment.  Whatever field you’re in, here’s hoping you’re really into it, or at least find it provides more than a paycheck. If you at least like what you do, you have...


Clement Weinberger

05.24.2016 |    3,569 |   reply |
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In fact, that’s not as likely as you might think it is.  When the editor surfaces, emerges from the shadows, and sends you the decision email, it’s most likely to say that your article can be “accepted with (minor or major) revisions”. You’ll have to reply to each of the peer...


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