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Advice on Choosing a Successful Post-doctoral Position
Choosing the right post-doctoral position can be one of the most important decisions of a scientist’s professional life. But some post-docs are unhappily surprised to discover that their chosen lab....
7 Things Never to Say to Your Boss
7 Things Never to Say to Your Boss   By Karen Burns Everyone has a boss. Even if you "work for yourself," you're still an employee to your client. A big part of maintaining the....
What to expect in the interview for a postdoctoral position
The interviews can be very different depending on the PIs.  Most PIs would like to know if you will be a good fit, both personally and professionally, to the lab. They'll want to....
Higher education more money
You will earn more if you have more education. You will also be less likely to become unemployed. A survey from 2008 shows that average earnings grow from $426 to $591 per week, just by earning a high....
Know yourself
In order to make an informed career decision, you should look at your values, interests, personality and skills. Values Work values play an important role in one's job satisfaction, include autonomy,....
Employer Research
Before an interview, make sure you thoroughly explore the company's Web sites. These will often include information such as a vision, mission statement, product descriptions, hiring policies, and job....
Thank-You Note Sample
Street Address City, State Zip Code Phone Number Date Individual's Name Job Title Name of Organization Street Address City, State Zip Code Dear Mr./Ms. __________________: Thank you....
Thank-You Letters
Saying “thank you” is not only the right thing to do, it is also another opportunity to sell your qualifications and leave a positive impression on the reader. You should always send....
Cover Letter Template
Your Name Street Address City, State Zip Code Phone Number Date Individual's Name Job Title Name of Organization Street Address City, State Zip Code Dear Mr./Ms. __________: First....
Cover Letters
A cover letter is just as important as your resume.  It is an opportunity to personalize your resume and sell your skills. Include these important sections in your cover letter: Heading....
Sample Resumes - Chronological
  SAMPLE CHRONOLOGICAL RESUME Joe Williams Campus Address: Permanent Address: 12345 East Shaw Hall 10030 Wild Oak Drive East Lansing, MI 48825 Flint,....
Sample Curriculum Vitae (CV)
JOHN W. SMITH 123 Main Street New Haven, Connecticut 6520 (510) 555-1234 jm123456@ucla.edu   EDUCATION Univeristy of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Ph.D. in American Studies, June....
Action Verbs for Job Description
ACTION VERBS FOR JOB DESCRIPTIONS: Verb phrases are the strongest way to describe previous job responsibilities. To write verb phrases, pretend you're telling someone about your job, beginning each sentence....
Resume Critique List
RESUME CRITIQUE LIST Does the overall appearance make an employer want to read it? Is the layout professional? Is the information organized so it is easy to read? (If the employer just....
How to Write an Effective Resume
How to write an effective resume: An effective resume is the foundation of every successful job campaign. Most students write their first resume when they are seeking internships or summer employment,....
Sample Resumes - Functional
Cindy J. Smith Present Address  150711 Grand River Ave  E. Lansing, MI 48823  (517) 555-1212   ....
Letters of Recommendation for Ph.D.s
Role of Recommendation letters and What Makes Them Effective Getting the strongest possible letters is an essential element of an effective job search. Some faculty will read a candidate's letters before....
How can fresh College graduates find a job?
How can fresh College graduates find a job? By Staff Writer The strife that the economic meltdown the world has been going through has only just started to abate. Most companies had put a freeze on....
Assess Yourself
 A self-assessment will help you examine your interests and goals, and offers ideas on fields of study and careers that might be right for you.   I am... ....
Interview Myths That Keep You From Landing the Job
Interview Myths That Keep You From Landing the Job by Karen Noonan With so few jobs currently available and so many people currently hoping to fill those jobs, standing out in an interview is of utmost....





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