Put Your Science to Work: The Take-Charge Career Guide for Scientists / Edition 1

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Special Publications Series.

Whether you are a science undergraduate or graduate student, post-doc or senior scientist, you need practical career development advice. Put Your Science to Work: The Take-Charge Career Guide for Scientists can help you explore all your options and develop dynamite strategies for landing the job of your dreams. Completely revised and updated from the best-selling To Boldly Go: A Practical Career Guide for Scientists, this second edition offers expert help from networking to negotiating a job offer. This is the book you need to start moving your career in the right direction.

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Editorial Reviews

This is the revised edition of the 1996 volume . Including personal accounts from scientists in a variety of jobs, this is a well-written, practical guide for new graduates (with undergraduate as well as advanced degrees) on how to find a job outside of the standard teaching venues. Chapters cover the job market, research careers, career planning, self-assessment, CVs and resumes (with 6 case studies), cover letters, and interviews. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875902951
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Series: Special Publications Series, #53
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 179
  • Sales rank: 630,358
  • Product dimensions: 72.50 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 5.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Fiske is a staff scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He lectures on career development at universities and scientific meetings and has written a monthly career advice column, "Tooling Up" for AAAS's career development web-site.
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Table of Contents

Foreword v

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

Beyond the Event Horizon 1
Science Employment Trends in the New Millennium

Now the Good News 11
The World of Opportunity Open to Scientists

The Science of Change 23

The Career Planning Process 31
How Do I Start?

Self-Assessment 37
Making Your Neuroses Work for You!

Beyond the Endless Frontier 47
Exploring the World of Work

Exploring a Career That You Know 59
Research Science

Focusing on Specific Opportunities 71

CVs and Resumes 83
(There IS a Difference)

Six Resume Case Studies 105

Cover Letters 141

Going from Huh? to Wow!

The Interview and Beyond 151

Perceptions and Realities 167

References and Resources 171

Index 175

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