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Career Advice for Job Seekers

The benefits of investing in interdisciplinarity
By engaging in activities and networking outside your field of expertise, you can gain new insights and skills.

A runner's guide to career success
Staying motivated, overcoming obstacles, and knowing your limits are just some lessons that can be applied to your professional aspirations.

First network. Then follow up.
The follow-up email is an important tool in your networking arsenal for staying in contact and enabling future opportunities.

Taking a personal leadership inventory
Working to become a good leader is essential for career advancement, even if you never hold a supervisory position.

Don't settle for your dream job
Thinking in terms of a limitless series of successes rather than an ultimate goal can lead to unexpected career opportunities.

Prepping your 2017 calendar is an important step toward meeting your career goals for the year. Credit: Dafne Cholet, CC BY 2.0Five career tips to start the year off right
Setting goals and planning ahead will position you to succeed in 2017.

'Tis the season for career success
Follow five simple steps this December to improve your professional standing in the new year.

Lessons from the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
The annual gathering of brilliant minds highlights the importance of networking for career advancement.

Monetizing your success
Aid your chances for a raise or promotion by contributing not only to the scholarship of science but also to the bottom line of the enterprise.

Trusting your gut is the greatest gift you can give yourself
The best career decisions are made when intuition overrules your brain.

How to use Twitter to enhance your conference experience
Effective use of the popular social media service can help you network and advance your career.

Informational interviews II: What do you talk about?
Recognizing mutual benefits and opportunities will help you get the most out of this more subtle type of job interview.

Informational interviews I: Why should I bother?
One kind of job interview is not about landing you a position; it's about advancing your career and finding new collaborators.

Why you should write thank-you notes
Telephone interviews, work experience, and personal goals were among the topics raised in a webinar about careers.

Your questions about job interviews answered, part 2
Telephone interviews, work experience, and personal goals were among the topics raised in a webinar about careers.

Your questions answered about job interviews, part 1
Spousal hires, panel interviews, and first impressions were among the topics raised in a recent webinar about careers.

How to obtain and write references
What to do when Voldemort writes you a letter of recommendation (and other scenarios).

Frequently asked questions about networking
Career coach Alaina G. Levine offered STEM career networking advice in her recent webinar.

A letter to newbie nerds
Advice on how to get the most out of your college years.

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.