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By Robert J. Sternberg Pogo recognized long ago that we often are our own worst enemies.
Interviews can be one of the hardest hurdles to overcome in the job search process.
For many of us, the postdoc period coincides with the stage of life when we are becoming real grown-ups.
70% of all vacancies are never advertised, or so the story goes. This figure has been quoted for as long as I’ve worked in careers and I’m not sure anyone knows exactly where it comes from. In many ways it doesn’t really matter whether it’s 7% or 70% as long as you factor this ‘hidden’ side of the job market into your job search strategy.
In the age of social media, we have countless outlets for job searching. Platforms such as LinkedIn are the first to come to mind, but can candidates use Twitter to find jobs as well? This past Thursday the HR teams at Twitter and NPR collaborated in the first live #NPRTwitterChat aimed at helping job seekers use social media as a job search tool.
Indiana Logan, a Senior Recruitment Consultant at the Graduate Recruitment Bureau, shares some advice and insider knowledge for graduates looking to get into the world of Recruitment. 1) As a senior recruitment consultant, what are the first things you look for in an applicant when recruiting? As a graduate recruiter you can receive a huge volume of applications for just one role and so you need to have a clear list of essential skills or experience that are a prerequisite for the role. The first thing I do is briefly scan to see which of these they tick. If they tick most of the boxes then I will usually call them as soon as possible or read further into their CV.
For most of us, there’s no such thing as the perfect job offer. Even when we have an ideal in mind, when it comes to real life opportunities, there is usually some sort of compromise involved. At the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS ), taking place in Boston this week, career development expert and Executive Director of Addgene , Joanne Kamens, spoke about the kinds of questions all scientists should ask of a new opportunity to find out if it’s right for them.
By L. Maren Wood I recently went to dinner with six friends to talk careers. We all have Ph.D.'
Early career researchers making their own luck – with help from the internet | Higher Education Network | Guardian ProfessionalEarly start: new researchers are harnessing the power of online networks and resources to set their own professional pace. Illustration: Rob Biddulph "What in the world is a historian doing at an internet institute?" It's a question I've been asked many times – by colleagues, students and friends – and one that I've asked myself more than once too. For the past four years, I have been working at a research centre dedicated to understanding the societal implications of the internet.
Many women are faced with a tough hiring road if they have left the workforce to raise children. A resume that ends five years ago like an abrupt sandstone cliff won’t bring many interviews. So, how can moms break back into a career ? Here are four strategies that can get you hired: Embrace The Internet
Dear J.T. & Dale: I am an IT professional with more than 20 years’ experience. I took a career break in 2005 to care for my mother and eventually wind up her estate. In all, that lasted 30 months. I then returned to look for work in 2008, just when the job market hit rock bottom. Since then I have been unable to find work. I would like your advice on how best to word this in my resume.
Below you will find a collection of self-employment books that I recommend: One of the really great value self-employment books from my very own marketing mentor, Ian Brodie, who specialises in straight talking marketing advice for consultants, coaches and other professionals. Heather’s book shows that we often misunderstand what effective networking really involves and gives some practical steps you can take to make your networking work for you. Mike Harris’ book is insightful and inspirational. It feels like a privilege to be learning the secrets of how to make a business idea successful from someone who has achieved so much.
Best job talk ever! Dear academic MeFites, please share your best tips for job talks. Specific concerns: - How much time dedicated to the dissertation (I'm done, so I would assume that someone ABD would spend time emphasizes how accomplishable things are for him/her)? - If one has moved beyond the diss, how much time dedicated to current project?
I’ve been asked by many readers to write about the Job Talk. I’ve resisted doing this because I believe that by the time you are writing your job talk, any meaningful advice has to be completely personalized. In other words, general rules about job talks would have to be so general as to be of minimal value. And valuable rules about your job talk can only be delivered personally. I read job talks as part of my work here at TPII, and I’m convinced that on one occasion at least, my intervention saved a candidate from certain failure.