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  • Alan Kotok

    Networking Inside Your Organization

    Most of the networking advice on Science Careers helps expand connections and contacts outside your regular circles, which often means with people at other companies, institutions, or organizations.  This week on his blog, career coach and author Rod Colón recommends that you also pay attention to networks at your current employer. He provide… Read More
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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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    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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    Creating a Scannable Business Card

    Sometimes even the best planning and good luck aren’t enough in your job search. Consider the following scenario. At conference, you get introduced to a department chair at a university, who mentions they just got a big new grant and may have positions opening soon. Instantly, you reach for your a business card and hand… Read More
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    Job Hunting in Campaign Mode

    To get your job search organized and energized, sometimes you need to take a step back and view it from a different perspective. On the Career Hub blog this week, résumé coach Louise Fletcher suggests that job hunters think about the task as a campaign, such as a political or marketing campaign. According to Fletcher… Read More
  • Elisabeth Pain

    Speed Networking Over Breakfast

    The first event I attented at the 2010 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Diego was the Science Careers Speed Networking Breakfast hosted by Science Careers Outreach Project Director  Brianna Blaser. I had never taken part in speed networking before, neither in speed dating for that matter, and once I got into it I found the… Read More
  • Alan Kotok

    Getting Job Leads from Your Fairly Odd Friends

    In 2003-2005, Dick van Vlooten, a Dutch management consultant, wrote a series for Science’s Next Wave (the predecessor to Science Careers), where he drew lessons for job-hunters about networking from social science research. One of van Vlooten’s columns discussed the need to build open networks, where you break out of your usual comfort… Read More
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    Job Hunting During the Holidays

    With the end of the year coming up, many people are taking time off, school terms are ending, and it may seem like a good time to put the job hunt on hold for a while. Eve Tahmincioglu, careers columnist at MSNBC,  thinks this is the right time to ramp up some aspects of your… Read More
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    Tips for Finding Consulting Work

    For scientists and engineers between jobs, or for those with jobs but who may have some spare time, consulting work can keep skills sharp and morale high, and put a little coin in your pocket. Finding customers for your consulting practice, however, takes the same professionalism and perseverance as finding a job, Sital Ruparelia explains… Read More
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    White Males Get More Job Leads in Conversations

    A new study of networking shows that white men get more job leads than women or Hispanics in their routine conversations. The study, authored by North Carolina State sociologist Steve McDonald and two colleagues, surveyed a national sample of 3,000 respondents to find out about the amount of job information people learn in their day-to-day… Read More