The Cover Letter Makes a Comeback

The Cover Letter Makes a Comeback

Cover The advent of online job board and e-applications in the early to mid 2000s all but killed the cover letter. The impersonal nature of applying online for pharmaceutical or biopharma positions led many to believe that cover letters did not improve or enhance a...
How to Build Resilience as a Jobseeker

How to Build Resilience as a Jobseeker

by Cliff Mintz  There was a very insightful article in this past Tuesday’s NY Times Science Section entitled “Building Resilience in MIdlife.” that I thought was applicable to the challenges that many job seekers face while searching for a new job or...
Is Another Degree Necessary After Your PhD?

Is Another Degree Necessary After Your PhD?

by Clifff Mintz.  There was an interesting article in Science Careers Magazine this week entitled “Should you consider another degree after your PhD.” The article traces the journey of several people who earned PhD degrees in science-related fields...
Summer Reading for Science Graduate Students (and Maybe Postdocs!)

Summer Reading for Science Graduate Students (and Maybe Postdocs!)

It is officially summer (July 4 was this past Tuesday) and things have slowed down as most people take their vacations during the summer months. Invariably, recommended summer reading lists have appeared in print, in podcasts and on radio shows. One book that may be...
Common Resume Mistakes To Avoid

Common Resume Mistakes To Avoid

While a resume is a mandatory requirement for all job seekers, writing one that ultimately may lead to a job interview remains elusive to many job applicants in the biotech and biopharma industry. To that point, resume writing is more of an art than a science and it...