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    Time management is more than life hacks

    • Nov 4, 2022

    Developing your skills to manage your time takes more than to-do lists, schedules and plans. It takes awareness and adaptability that is often looked past.

  • The Importance of Scientific Management Training

    • Dec 30, 2016

    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.

  • Science Communications Careers

    • Oct 28, 2016
    • Alaina G. Levine

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

  • Networking Best Practices

    • Aug 19, 2016

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

  • Applying Research Skills to Explore Careers

    • Jul 22, 2016

    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.

  • How to Decide What to Do Next

    • Jun 24, 2016

    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.

  • Do's and don'ts for developing a CV

    Do's and Don'ts for Developing a CV

    • Jun 1, 2016

    For your best CV check out these dos and donts!

  • Psychometric testing in interviews

    Psychometric Testing in Interviews

    • May 2, 2016

    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.

  • Negotiating the best starting salary

    Negotiating the Best Starting Salary

    • May 1, 2016

    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.

  • Creating rapport in an interview

    Creating Rapport in an Interview

    • Apr 1, 2016

    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.

  • Negotiating the best starting salary

    How Good is Your CV?

    • Mar 17, 2016

    Writing a good CV is tricky: the message must be right but so must its appearance.

  • Creating an alluring covering letter

    Creating an Alluring Covering Letter

    • Mar 3, 2016

    The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.

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    Tackling the Poster Hall

    • Dec 5, 2015
    • Kelsey Watson

    Here are some tips for going to a poster session, from knowing where to start to connecting with presenters—even if they're nowhere to be seen.

  • Marketing Your Value

    • Sep 22, 2015

    To get a job, build a career, craft a partnership or collaboration, learn about new opportunities and position yourself to access those opportunities and for success and professional bliss, you must market yourself. You must inform others what your specific expertise, experience, skills and knowledge are and how you can solve problems in a unique way that will advance the mission of the organization or colleagues with whom you desire to work.

  • Internships 101: The Benefits of Internships to Interns and Their Employers

    • Mar 24, 2015
    • Alaina G. Levine

    Internships are offered by organizations not out of philanthropy, but rather as an inexpensive way to “audition” new talent. There is great value to be had in pursuing an internship, whether you plan on a research career or not, and the skills and experience that you gain will serve you well in any profession.

  • The Surprising, Hidden Return on Investment of Optimizing Your Conference Participation

    • Dec 2, 2014
    • Alaina G. Levine

    There is hidden value in every conference you attend. Learn how to identify and extract that value. Discover how to get the most out of attending an academic or industry conference, how to behave with speakers, how to meet the most important people at the conferences, and how to identify the most valuable sessions, events, and other experiences at the conference.

  • 10+ (Surprising!) Ways You Can Use LinkedIn to Advance Your Career and Profession

    • Oct 21, 2014
    • Alaina G. Levine

    Allow me to get right to the point: Get on LinkedIn, then Get active in LinkedIn, then you’ll Get a job via LinkedIn.

  • Association of Polar Early Career Scientists Promotes Professional Skills

    • Jun 7, 2014
    • Allen Pope, Gerlis Fugmann, and Frigga Kruse

    Although focused on polar and cryospheric scientists, APECS’s resources give general advice that can help scientists of all disciplines develop “soft skills.”

  • Developing Scientists' "Soft" Skills

    • Feb 11, 2014
    • Wendy S. Gordon

    Scientists across every field and discipline should be able to communicate effectively and work together with different people and groups.

  • Epic Fail: What a Perfectly Putrid Poster Can Do for You

    • Nov 11, 2013
    • Paul Cooper and Julia Galkiewicz

    Want to dazzle your peers with your AGU poster? Make sure you avoid these common, disastrous mistakes.