Archive: Job Search

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References are Key

"Determining who you ask to provide a reference (verbal or written) is key to the success of your application process, and could make the difference whether you are chosen in…

November 2, 2020


Navigating the Federal Black Hole: USAJobs and the Frustrating Civil Service Employment System

Michael Orange, BGE Alumni, shares his journey in applying and landing a job working for ANSER and the.…

July 28, 2020


Policy Careers for PhDs

As more and more PhD’s pursue careers outside of academia, science policy has emerged as a viable and popular career path for those with doctoral degrees. Many people…

April 8, 2019


Negotiating Your Salary

Negotiating your salary can be daunting. Learn tips and strategies on how to approach your employer that may help increase your!…

February 27, 2018


You Got Two Offers! Now What?

When you start your job search, you may go on several interviews in a short period of time. If one gets back to you early on with an offer and you accept it, how do you respond…

January 23, 2018


How to Respond to Rejection (and Why)

Learn why it is valuable to respond when hearing you didn't get the job you interviewed for, and see a template for how you can do.…

October 20, 2017


I Think I'm Qualified… Why Am I Not Getting Interviews?

The job-hunting process can be a very grueling and frustrating experience; especially when it seems like your application and resume are not getting seriously considered. There…

June 17, 2015


3 Things to Do Before Going to Your Next Career Fair

Career fairs are a great way to network, make first impressions, and both give and receive information between yourself and potential.…

February 12, 2015


Six Important Tips for Getting a Postdoc

This is a longer post, but it deserves the space it'll take up! Last week, my office hosted the first ever "How to get a post-doc position." Here are my takeaway points from the…

July 8, 2014