Resumes and Cover Letters

coach_tom@sbcglobal.net

Thomas Patrick
Chuna

Working with Independent Recruiters, pt 3

Today, we are continuing our discussion on working with independent recruiters.  In our last installment, we talked about how to decide WHICH voice or email messages left by recruiters were worth responding to.  To recap, you want the ones who identify themselves immediately as a recruiter...


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Maida
Taylor

How is your job hunt going?

I assume that many of you reading blogs on Bio Careers are recent grads or grads-to-be, and are scanning trade journals and websites looking for that plum position. 


CCrumble@scripps.edu

Christine
Crumbley

Cover Letters

As I have searched for postdoctoral positions, the postdocs in my research group have suggested using websites like postdocjobs.com and the job listings on the Science and Nature sites. Surprisingly, I only saw a few advertisements where a cover letter was specifically requested. I do not have much ...


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Sayali
Kale

Welcome to the Future : A Guide to navigating the Virtual Career Fair and beyond.

A Virtual Job Summit: Meet employers from all over the country sitting at your own desk.Ten years ago, if I might make a guesstimate, such an idea would have not excited the same amount of attention for job seekers or employers. Mainly because the job market was thriving with job seekers that were w...


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Thomas Patrick
Chuna

“People hire people they like”

While working with one of my outplacement clients a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to address one of my favorite topics – the “pre interview mindset.” While game - planning for a first interview she had lined up, I told my client that since she was talking to an actual hiring author...


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Jennifer
Reineke Pohlhaus

5 New Years’ Resolutions for Finding your New Career

Well, it’s the new year.  Do you have any resolutions? If your resolution is to determine your future career, here are a few places to start.


coach_tom@sbcglobal.net

Thomas Patrick
Chuna

Because an updated CV isn’t enough.

Hello All!I am a firm believer in doing little things each day that add up. Whether it’s acquiring a new skill, or fulfilling a personal goal, the best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.In the realm of job search, it’s what you do over time WHILE YOU ARE EMPLOYED that will help you if...


CCrumble@scripps.edu

Christine
Crumbley

The PostDoc Search

After gathering pieces of advice from various people over the last several weeks, I’ve finally started emailing faculty members. I updated my CV, and then wrote a two-page summary of my research experience that explains my contributions to the publications listed on my CV. I also checked with seve...


coach_tom@sbcglobal.net

Thomas Patrick
Chuna

As a matter of fact, one size does NOT fit all

Hello everyone!One of my recruiter friends sent me the following cover letter she received with a recent CV submission. Knowing my approach to such things, she thought I would like to have it as a teaching tool... Here it is, in its entirety: Dear Sir or Madam:At this time, I am seeking a chall...


coach_tom@sbcglobal.net

Thomas Patrick
Chuna

How to handle gaps in your employment history”

Hi everyone!A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to answer this question in the Bio Careers discussion forum on LinkedIn. I thought the subject would be a good blog topic.By the way, if you haven’t joined the groups on Linkedin and Facebook, please do so. They are a great resource for you.