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  • open book pages

    Hesitant about virtual networking? Adjust your approach to harness the benefits

    • Oct 25, 2021
    • Karin Bodewits

    "I got invited for an interview!" Sandra exclaims, doing a small dance of joy.

  • open book pages

    Idealist or pragmatist? For a successful job search, know your priorities

    • Oct 18, 2021
    • Karin Bodewits

    Elly throws a dumbfounded look across the lab bench at Jane. "The interviewers were nice, they made you a job offer with a fantastic salary—and you declined?" Elly asks, bewildered. "That's exactly what happened," Jane confidently confirms.

  • open book pages

    Scientists, let's talk about cash—and the financial realities of career choices

    • Oct 18, 2021
    • Karin Bodewits

    Max and Gareth stand side by side at the gas station near Berlin's Checkpoint Charlie. Gareth holds the fuel nozzle in the tank while closely observing the pump.

  • people standing on woman’s arm

    One mentor isn't enough. Here's how I built a network of mentors

    • Oct 18, 2021
    • Erika Moore

    "Unfortunately, I don't have the bandwidth for a mentorship relationship right now." "I'm not sure I can help." "Why are we meeting again?" Those are just a few of the responses I've received in my quest to develop a broad range of mentors.

  • writing lines on paper

    How to write a clear, compelling CV

    • Sep 30, 2021
    • Jay J. Van Bavel, Neil A. Lewis, Jr., June Gruber, Leah H. Somerville

    In 1482, Leonardo da Vinci wrote a letter that is credited as the first CV. He was looking to land a job as a military engineer from Ludovico Sforza—the ruler of Milan, Italy—whom Leonardo referred to in his letter as "Most Illustrious Lord."

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    Ten tips for negotiating job offers

    • Sep 30, 2021
    • Jay J. Van Bavel, Neil A. Lewis, Jr., William A. Cunningham, Leah H. Somerville

    With a lot of hard work and a little luck, many scientists receive an exciting phone call this time of year—a job offer. Despite years of work preparing for this moment, many of us are clueless about how to proceed.