Advice for Scientists
Today I want to focus on something that I believe a lot of scientists should consider getting – getting a professional opinion. We are all familiar with the idea of being trained by an expert in our field of interest, after all that is what we did with our doctoral degrees, but we don’t se...
I have a Type A personality (with a capital A), and so, when I face a big decision, I like to consider all aspects, both good and bad, prior to making it. When it comes to my career, part of that process has included talking to others with expertise or experience in the areas I am considering. Howev...
Another blind date. It started with a call from a recruiter. One of my former employers gave me name to colleague who was looking for a department head with women’s health experience. And like match.com (at least, how I imagine Match.com to be), we started the engagement wi...
Ever since I moved away from the bench, I have been reading new books to provide me with tips and tools for my new “Administrator” role. I have also met with a professionalism coach. Occasionally, the tips I have heard or seen don’t appear to be pertinent to me. However, afte...
For many, starting a conversation with someone new at a networking event causes much anxiety. People worry about what to say, how the person will respond, and/or what to do if the person is not interested in talking. Below are a few suggestions to remove the anxiety and enable seamless conversations...
Even though jobs, relationships, and cities make you unhappy or uncomfortable, you stay in them because of loss aversion. Loss aversion keeps you where you are, because the fear of losing what you have is greater than the reward associated with pursuing what you want. Don’t worry– we all do it.&...
You got into science because you are passionate about understanding how things work or maybe because the white lab coat is totally your style. And so you went to grad school, chose a lab and started working on your super-exciting-this-is-going-to-be-a-Cell-paper project. Then, you get sucked in with...
Hello everyone! This can be a hot topic, so understand that the opinions I am about to lay out are mine and mine alone. I don’t speak for the Five O’Clock Club on this, nor do I speak for Bio Careers. At a recent conference for career professionals where I was teaching a workshop, I wa...