People actually use their PhDs in ways I never even thought possible.” They aren’t just stuck at the lab bench. They are business leaders at a company. They are product developers. They are head of a marketing segment. They are in the field helping a sales team, doing product demonstrations, shows, and presentations. Read more at http://thegradstudentway.com/blog/?p=14
Great candidates ask questions they want answered because they're evaluating you, your company--and whether they really want to work for you. Read more at
In order to increase the odds – you have to ask well-crafted questions – throughout the interview and a willingness to step out of your comfort zone.
Today, more and more employers are conducting phone interviews before inviting job candidates to an in-person meeting. With more applicants available for each opening, employers do not have the time to invest in a meeting for every candidate that simply looks good on paper. Phone interviews make it easier to screen candidates.
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These are the 7 best questions to ask in a job interview to get the job:read more at
With over 200M resumes on LinkedIn, it will be harder and harder for a maybe to become a yes which is the first step in landing a new job. Great candidates with fantastic backgrounds can get condemned to the maybe pile because the resume didn’t represent them well and didn’t make an impression in the 30 seconds an average hiring manager spends on filtering a resume.
An interesting article for PhD students Why PhDs Shouldn’t Overlook A Career With A Nonprofit Organization at http://cheekyscientist.com/why-phds-shouldnt-overlook-a-career-withnonprofit-organization/
In an ideal world, all bosses would be fantastic, and the only bad references would be for former employees who deserved the bad reference. In the real world, some managers are mean and vindictive and will set out to destroy people who were great employees.
And, let's also face it-sometimes we do screw up and deserve a bad reference, but that doesn't mean we're not capable of doing a different job better than the last one. While most companies will let you give a list of people you'd like them to contact, if your last couple bosses aren't on that list, a good recruiter or hiring manager will likely track those people down. This means that lots of people have a bad reference out there. Here are five ways to overcome these bad references. Read more at
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