You see that a vacancy for your dream job has just opened up. Chances are that (literally) hundreds of other potential employees are trying to get that interview. This is why a CV should be the most powerful tool to leave a good first impression. You want to make sure that between the big stack of résumés, yours will stand out.
Biotechnology is essential to our modern world. According to the Biotechnology Industry Organization, it is responsible for providing the products and technologies necessary to combat disease, protect environmental resources, and feed and fuel civilizations.
All the signs are there, your employer has been giving of vibes that your position within the company might not be a stable as you have hoped. Should you just accept it and wait for the axe to fall or will you keep the honour to yourself and go look for opportunities elsewhere.
The cover letter, also known as application letter, has a lot of misconceptions about its usefulness. In some industries it’s not even obvious anymore to attach a cover Letter to your resume. However, in the Life Sciences industry it’s actually frequently used by employers to make the first selection. And therefore as mentioned earlier in our previous blog it’s an essential tool to sell your resume. In this blog we will share how to use this as an advantage and set yourself apart from other candidates.
Meet dulse, a seaweed with a secret. This translucent red alga grows along northern, rocky coastlines of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. And its colourful, leathery fronds hide a remarkable flavour. When tossed with oil and fried in a pan, they taste like bacon.
Networking can work in your favour to get things you are looking for. However it is not always easy or fun to do, especially when you can be characterised as an introverted person. Although it looks hard to start a conversation with strangers, it is in fact not that difficult. There are just a few things to keep in mind.
A degree in food science can lead to a range of jobs in sectors as diverse as engineering, agriculture, and health...
Many life sciences professionals enjoyed an academic education, but this doesn’t have to mean that their job will end up in their respective research field. In fact, a big percentage of academics finds a job in a more commercial field of work. There are a couple of things you need to keep in mind when choosing a non-academic career.
There is a lot of talk concerning the topic of female professionals in Life Sciences. Recently, the British biochemist, Tim Hunt, made a statement about women in labs, which got him fired at the University College London (UCL).
There are some things in life that lots of people will always find difficult to manage and asking your employer for a raise is most certainly one of those things. You spent many of days working away to your best extent and believe that the proper remuneration is in order. These three steps will tell you how you can convince your employer that you are a valuable asset to the company and deserve that raise.
Does a job with a good salary, a company car, a flexible schedule, generous bonuses and no boss breathing down your neck sound like a dream come true?
After finishing your long studies it’s time to get to work. But by the time you finished your education in a field of Life Sciences you are a young adult. And as young adults usually do, they want to start a family. This is, of course, a wonderful thing, but many professionals in Life Sciences experience difficulties combining their career with a healthy family life.
Biochemistry is a collective noun and therefore we’d like to go more in-depth on the sector itself and what the opportunities are. If you are looking for a career at the crossroads between biology and medicine, then biochemistry could be interesting for you.
Both Chemistry and Chemical Engineering are becoming increasingly important and deserve greater public recognition, but they are very distinct. Here’s a list with 10 major differences between these specialisations. Keep in mind that both specialisations obviously also have a major overlap on some points.
Are you struggling to find job opportunities? Are you having trouble finding the right path for your career? Are there times at which your efforts for getting the job you like seem pointless? If these issues sound familiar, chances are you’re making one of the following common job searching mistakes: