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    Hidden Job Market Explained

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford, a recruiter turned career adviser, published a good explanation last Thursday of the hidden job market on her Career Artisan blog. The hidden job market is made up of unfilled positions that have not yet been advertised and in some cases may not even formally exist. Tooling Up columnist Dave Jensen and… Read More
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    Tech Hiring Picks Up in First Quarter of 2010

    Following strong earning reports this week from technology leaders Intel, Google, and Advanced Micro Devices comes news of increased hiring at some of these enterprises and throughout the industry. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google said this week that it hired 786 new employees in the first three months of 2010. Intel reported plans… Read More
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    Slow Demand Again for H-1B Visas (Updated)

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) last week released a report showing demand for H-1B skilled temporary worker visas is well below the levels experienced in recent years. H-1B visas enable American employers to hire foreign workers in jobs that require advanced scientific or technical skills, such as engineers, scientists, and compu… Read More
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    Use LinkedIn Like a Pro When Talking to Pros

    In numerous Science Careers articles and blog posts, we’ve recommended LinkedIn as a tool for making and maintaining contacts. LinkedIn is a social network with professional orientation — much more than Facebook, which is more about personal connections. By extending your circle of contacts out several layers, LinkedIn can multiply the… Read More
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    Faculty Salaries Flat as Institutions Tighten Belts

    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) today released its annual faculty compensation report for 2009-10, and it had little good news for American academics or those hoping to join their ranks. AAUP’s findings show the recession is cutting deep into campus finances at both public or private institutions, from community colle… Read More
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    Science and Engineering Students Skate for NCAA Hockey Crown

    If you didn’t get enough Cinderella from Butler University’s improbable rise to college basketball success, take a look Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT’s) ride to the NCAA hockey’s championship this weekend in Detroit, Michigan. Like Butler, RIT’s  championship aspirations fell short, losing to a su… Read More
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    Many Unpaid Internships On Thin Legal Ice

    In Friday’s New York Times, Steven Greenhouse describes how unpaid internships may get companies offering these opportunities in legal hot water. The story tells about students not only working gratis at some of these jobs when the law says they should be paid, but also doing tasks that could hardly be called an educational experience. Read More
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    Getting Hired, From the Boss’s Perspective

    In a post on, posted yesterday, columnist Bill Bartman gives advice to budding employers on the five traits he believes make for great hires. While intended for employers, his advice offers insights into the thinking behind hiring decision, particularly in small businesses or quickly changing industries, that could be helpful to jo… Read More
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    Job Ads for Scientists, Engineers Increase in March

    The number of online opportunities in most science and engineering categories increased in March, while ads seeking health care professionals jumped substantially.  The ratio of job-seekers to online ads for most scientists and engineers in February — the latest month  data are available — remained about the same as January, w… Read More
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    Dealing with Different Interviewer Types

    In an EmploymentDigest blog post from yesterday, Bill Vick advises job hunters who land an interview to assess the style of the interviewer and be prepared to react accordingly as the session progresses. Vick, a recruiter, entrepreneur, and consultant, parses interviewers into five types and says that recognizing an interviewer’s type early i… Read More