Career Articles

  • Often academic careers and the corresponding skills needed to succeed, are thought to be unrelated to other job sectors, but taking a closer look at the professional skill set in academe may prove to be more universal than they originally appeared.

  • The need for increased diversity in the STEM fields is a generally accepted goal, however, this ideal leads to the fundamental question: what more can academic professionals be doing?

  • Many students become so enthralled by pursing a career in academia that they often turn a blind eye to even better opportunities.

  • This Q&A portion of the Science Communications Careers webinar answers audience questions on how to learn, establish and grow within the field.

  • In case you missed the webinar, here are 5 tips to keep in mind when developing your mentor relationship!

  • Learn how to explore different ideas you have for yourself and your career by identifying, creating and seizing opportunities. This article discusses ideas proposed from the corresponding webinar and give insight on what career moves you can do today to plan for the future AND enjoy the present.

  • Feeling like you may never hear back from potential employers? Make sure that you fully understand what their job ads are asking and how to best structure your resume.

  • We all know research projects are beneficial to geoscientists...but why? And how can you successfully and obtain the opportunity?

  • It can be a daunting aspect to the job hunt, but with these expert tips your next networking task will be a networking opportunity!

  • Already decided on graduate school? A new study emphasizes the importance of looking at your career path from all angles before applying

  • Inside Higher Ed summarizes advice you've probably been hearing since starting your job hunt. Contributor and career development expert, Saundra Loffredo, recommends these 13 easy to remember tips when preparing for your next interview.

  • In this Inside HigherEd article, Joseph Barber encourages Ph.D. and Postdoc students to carve out their own career path instead of settling for a beaten path.

  • Whether you are considering a graduate degree in geoscience, entering the workforce or know someone who is this AGI survey gives a great perspective!

  • Managing job offers or planning the next step in your career can be overwhelming at best. Inside Higher Ed recently published an article offering a strategy that is both logical and emotional.

  • For your best CV check out these dos and donts!
  • Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.
  • Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.
  • For those gearing up to enter the workforce, established professionals and everyone in between: AGI's useful Infographic shows how expansive geoscience employment can be!

  • Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.
  • Writing a good CV is tricky: the message must be right but so must its appearance.
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