job search

Advice to job-seekers

by Jane October 28, 2010

This is the first Autumn in five years that I’m not job-hunting.  So here is some unsolicited advice from 30,000 feet.  Your mileage may vary. 1.  Seek out new mentors. It’s possible that your usual mentors aren’t prepared or willing to help much with a job search.  It may be a long time since they […]

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Links: Linear Fits to Data, the Ideal Salary, History of OS X, and More.

by Kelle September 14, 2010

Scientific hubris, or: Everything you thought you knew about straight line fits is wrong | SarahAskew “In a paper posted to the Arxiv in late August, David Hogg of NYU and his collaborators take us to task on our sloppy data fitting habits. And he’s not in the mood to mince his words.” Career Advice: […]

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Links: Work-Life Balance, Taxes, USB Necklace, and More.

by Kelle September 10, 2010

A Cosmologist Resists Academia's Work-Life Norms | Science Careers “Throughout her career, Bridle, now 35, has resisted the accepted norms for attaining success in academia: long hours and personal sacrifice. At the same time, she has dedicated herself to answering questions about how astronomers can balance a career in academia with a fulfilling personal life.” […]

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Job Hunting Season Opens for 2010/2011

by Jessica Lu August 16, 2010

It is that time of year again. Hundreds of astronomy graduate students and postdocs are entering the mysterious and stressful world of job hunting. Listings for postdocs are starting to hit the Job Register now while the faculty position listings will start to heat up later in the Fall. To help take the edge off, […]

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Links: Canada Not as Progessive as We Thought, SOFIA first light flight, SALT, and More.

by Kelle May 28, 2010

Canadian Universities Pick 19 Good Men | Science Insider Effort to recruit world-class leaders in research and innovation in science and technology resulted in the hiring of 19 men and 0 women. I think the learning experience here is that unconscious bias still looms large even in progressive environments and explicit actions, like those suggested […]

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Links: How to Get Off the Tenure-Track, Refereeing Tips, Facebook and Rotation Curves, and More.

by Kelle April 16, 2010

The path less travelled | Nature Jobs Advice for those who want to be an active scientist, but necessarily glued onto the tenure track. “..there are ways to stay involved in science and make a living, without working in a full-time academic position. If you combine dedication, ingenuity, frugality and good connections—the same mix needed […]

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Links: Inspiring Presentations, Parallels vs Fusion, PayPal Bumb, and More.

by Kelle March 19, 2010

Keep Your Daily Momentum Going With a 10/15 Split | Lifehacker I always feel more productive, accomplished, and focused when I spend a little time with my to-do list (Things, of course) at the beginning and end of the day. We learn from stories and experience | Presentation Zen “Bullet point slides, for example, rarely […]

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Links: Job Prospects, Scanning, and Google Wave.

by Kelle March 12, 2010

This week’s Links post is a little short since I’m on vacation. Report from AAS Employment Session | Women In AstronomyFrom Jessica: Here is a belated but interesting post on the AAS employment session from January’s AAS meeting. The blog post also points to these two additional articles: Does the US Produce Too Many Scientists? […]

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Links: Astronomy Culture Studied, Changing Institutions, Better Presentations, and More

by Kelle February 5, 2010

Assessing the Future Landscape of Scholarly Communication: An Exploration of Faculty Values and Needs in Seven Disciplines | UC Center for Studies in Higher Education An academic look at how astronomers communicate with each other. Also includes a basic overview of how the field works which could be useful for newbies. There’s a lot here […]

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Links: iPad, Effective Delegation, Job Interviews, and More

by Kelle January 29, 2010

iPad Impressions from People Who’ve Actually Used It | The iPhone Blog Looks like I’m coming down pro-iPad. Not right away, of course, but I could see myself getting a 2nd generation one…with multi-tasking and a camera. Apple iPad: Everything You Need to Know | Gizmodo 5 Tips for Effective Delegation | www.ismckenzie.com 1) Define […]

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