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  • Americas

    Workplace climate a major factor in why women leave engineering, report finds

    For women in engineering, workplace climate issues are pervasive and continue to be a key reason they leave the field, reports a new survey of more than 3700 women engineering graduates from 30 U.S. institutions. One in three women who have left the field report working in uncivil, disrespectful environments, where colleagues and supervisors freque… Read More
  • Alternative Careers

    Food for thought–and entrepreneurship

    Does your research in nutrition, biochemistry, plant science, or other food-related field suggest a product with commercial potential?  Do you wish you could find out how to move your idea from the lab to the market?  Or do you want to move yourself from academe to industry?  If any of these things describes you or… Read More
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    U.S. Employment in August is Flat

    The August employment numbers from the Bureau of Labor statistics (BLS) are in. The result: Pretty much No Change from one month earlier. Though it could be worse, that’s not good news. The U.S. economy lost 54,000 jobs from July to August 2010, including the loss of 114,000 temporary census jobs. Overall, governments shed 121,000… Read More
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    Survey highlights state of regulatory affairs profession

    About 34% of regulatory affairs professionals are involved in comparative effectiveness research, health technology assessment, and reimbursement, compared with 25% just 2 years ago, according to a new survey released in August by the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS). The survey includes 3120 respondents from 55 countries around the… 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
  • Alan Kotok

    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
  • Alan Kotok

    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