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    Equality in Academe

    Gender inequality in academic science is a much-discussed issue. But a new study reported 23 August by Inside Higher Ed has identified one segment of academe where women’s representation and pay match those of men: community colleges. Not only that, female faculty members at two-year institutions are “happy̶… Read More
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    To Ink or Not to Ink

    The Jobacle blog today discusses the career implications of getting a tattoo. Sporting a colorful design somewhere on one’s body has become much more common than it used to be, but what kind of message does that send to a potential employer when you walk into an interview? If your tattoo is visible, as opposed… Read More
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    Raytheon Plans to Hire 4,500 Engineers This Year

    Raytheon Corporation, a defense and security contractor with $25 billion in sales in 2009, is looking for engineers — a lot of them. William Swanson, Raytheon’s CEO, told the Boston Chamber of Commerce this week that the company plans to hire 4,500 engineers this year, and it’s having a tough time finding them. Why? Swanson… Read More
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    Working While Sick is Common

    Since we’re between flu seasons, concerns about encountering ill colleagues in the workplace have abated for now. But there’s reason to be concerned, even without an epidemic in the headlines: A large percentage of American workers apparently go to work while sick, including more than half of those without paid sick leave, according to… Read More
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    More Action Words for Your Résumé

    In his February 2008 Tooling Up column, Dave Jensen offers tips for adding muscle to your marketing materials, particularly your résumé and cover letter. One of those tips is to describe your accomplishments and contributions with “action words” — terms that convey action and results. Action words may help your materials stand o… Read More
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    Finding a Whale of a Mentor

    The importance of a good mentor for early-career scientists has been well documented on the pages of Science Careers and even by the National Academies. But finding a mentor who can open doors for you, and not just offer advice, takes special effort. In an entry posted yesterday on the Wall Street Journal’s Hire Education… Read More
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    Being There Gives Employees An Edge with Management

    Woody Allen famously said, “Eighty percent of success is showing up,” and new research suggests he may be on to something. This new research suggests that your physical presence on the job, while maybe not 80% of your success, can add a few percentage points to your perceived value. The findings are published in a… Read More
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    Handling the Salary History Question

    Anyone who has been on the job market for any length of time knows the anguish experienced when a potential employer asks for a salary history as well as a C.V.  Author and career blogger Eve Tahmincioglu offers advice for dealing with this vexing requirement, and while there’s no easy answer, there are ways of… Read More
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    Canadian University Enlists Businesses for Cancer Research Funding

    Canada’s Université de Montréal is recruiting businesses to supplement traditional government grants for cancer research on its campus. The university’s Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) models this program on a similar partnership that funded Canadian athletes for the 2010 Winter Olympics. The new program, called… Read More
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    Telling a Potential Employer About Your Health Issues

    Suzanne Lucas, a blogger and former human resources manager, answers a question from a reader today on the management Web site BNet about the wisdom of telling a potential employer about health problems. Lucas’s short answer is “don’t do it,” at least not right away. Lucas’s reader is applying for jobs that require a c… Read More