Put Your Science to Work: The Take-Charge Career Guide for Scientists [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Put Your Science to Work: The Take-Charge Career Guide for Scientists

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Overview

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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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: 9781118764411
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/13/2013
  • Series: Special Publications
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Sales rank: 745,653
  • File size: 8 MB

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: Science Employment Trends in the New Millennium ..... 1
Now the Good News: The World of Opportunity Open to Scientists ..... 11
The Science of Change ..... 23
The Career Planning Process: How Do I Start? ..... 31
Self-Assessment: Making Your Neuroses Work for You! ..... 37
Beyond the Endless Frontier: Exploring the World of Work ..... 47
Exploring a Career That You Know: Research Science ..... 59
Focusing on Specific Opportunities ..... 71
CVs and Resumes: (There IS a Difference) ..... 83
Six Resume Case Studies ..... 105
Cover Letters: Going from Huh? to Wow! ..... 141
The Interview and Beyond ..... 151
Perceptions and Realities ..... 167
References and Resources ..... 171
Index ..... 175
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