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Career Advice for Job Seekers

Beware zombies, haters, pigs, and jerks
How to recognize, cope with, and escape from various types of toxic coworkers.

Interviewing: The audition that never ends
The face-to-face interview is only one of the personal interactions that employers consider when they evaluate candidates.

Take this negotiation or shove it!
It pays to ask for more than an initial job offer contains—even in academia.

Mistakes: Don't make a career out of them
Some mistakes in applying for jobs are avoidable. Others provide opportunities to demonstrate your employability.

Land that first job—now!
If you'll be on the job market this year, now is the time to start your search.

Free play for fun and profit
The time we spend pursuing outside interests helps us be more productive and creative at work.

Seduce me with your sexy resumé
Persuasive resumés lead to job interviews. Here's how to write one.

Career success from volunteer success
Helping to run a campus club or other volunteer society provides career-building experience.

No cats allowed: How to use social media to advance your career
Employers are increasingly turning to Linkedin and other social media to identify and assess new hires.

Physical scientists can do anything: Here's how you start your career planning
Venturing outside the world of academic physics to look for a job is not as daunting as you might think.

Networking: It's more than sharing meatballs
Career consultant Alaina Levine offers practical advice on how to build and use professional networks.

Job search strategies: It's not about you
Anticipating what potential employers want is an essential part of a successful job search.

Understanding hidden career opportunities
Effective networking can uncover job openings, forge partnerships, and raise your professional profile.