6 networking questions to find the best employers

Networking as a jobhunter – in a conference, careers fair, or anywhere else – can be really challenging. You’re under pressure to be pleasant and interesting company, and to sell yourself without seeming like that’s your only motive to talk to someone. If you manage that, how do you even know if you’re talking to the right person?  Read more at http://blogs.nature.com/naturejobs/2016/02/15/6-networking-questions-to-find-the-best-employers/ 

Why Young Bankers, Lawyers, and Consultants Need Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is the ability to monitor your own and other people’s emotions, to distinguish between different emotions and label them appropriately, and to use this information to guide your thinking and behavior. According to a 2013 study by American Express, EQ is one of the biggest predictors of performance in the workplace and a strong driver of leadership and personal excellence.  Read more at https://hbr.org/2016/09/why-young-bankers-lawyers-and-consultants-need-emotional-intelligence

"Research: How Subtle Class Cues Can Backfire on Your Resume"

An American study of law graduates "

magine four applicants, all of whom attend the same, selective second-tier law school. They all have phenomenal grade point averages, are on law review, and have identical, highly relevant work experiences. The only differences are whether they are male or female and if their extracurricular activities suggest they come from a higher-class or lower-class background. Who gets invited to interview?" read more at https://hbr.org/2016/12/research-how-subtle-class-cues-can-backfire-on-your-resume

 

7 Best Ways to Customize A “Connection Request”

"The secret to getting strangers to connect with you on LinkedIn is your introduction. You must, I repeat, YOU MUST, customize each connection request."  Read more at 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/7-best-ways-customize-connection-request-j-t-o-donnell?trk=mp-reader-card

 

Transferable skills: What are scientists good at (other than science?)

n today’s competitive world, it’s become increasingly common for scientists to question where their skills and knowledge will fit outside the lab. Academic research is a harsh place, littered with the victims of funding decisions and research projects that didn’t quite go to plan. The idea, even amongst scientists, that we are highly specialised professionals with no role outside the lab has become a persistent limitation in this search. So, what is the need for a scientist in any other capacity?  Read more at http://blogs.nature.com/naturejobs/2016/08/29/transferable-skills-what-are-scientists-good-at-other-than-science/

 

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