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Postdoc or not?

Shall I do a postdoc or not? That is a very important question that you have to ask yourself before starting to apply for jobs. We believe that in most cases it is relatively easy to answer this question. You should just ask yourself what you would like to do in the future.   Would you […]

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Overcoming the PhD Stereotype

  Guest post from David Giltner, PhD, founder of TurningScience. When I’m honest with myself, I’ll admit that there are two main reasons I got a PhD.  The first was the realization while earning my undergraduate degree that one doesn’t truly become a scientist with only 4 years of college.  If I wanted to become […]

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“Highlights” in your CV (for scientists)

Highlights, also known as “Profile”, “Summary”, or “Key Attributes”, is a list of 3-5 bullet points (ok, for academic positions 6 at the very most) with your key skills, achievements, and experiences relevant for the position you are applying for. Although “Highlights” is an optional section, many modern CVs have them. Personally, I believe Highlights […]

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