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An age old question for anyone who has considered starting a company is – Have I got what it takes? In May’s Harvard Business Review Blog, Daniel Isenberg offers a quick 16 question quiz to gain insight into your potential success as an entrepreneur. His opinion is that scoring strongly in two key areas: sales ability and attitude are keys to success as a start-up leader. You must be able to “think big” while also convincing people, such as investors, colleagues, new hires, strategic partners and customers that your plan is practical...

This month, the Harvard Business Review blog featured advice from Priscilla Claman, President of Career Strategies, Inc., a Boston-based firm offering career coaching services, regarding how to “tell your story” when you are unemployed. It is a great quick read with some useful tips and links to topics such as how to keep positive and leverage social media for your career search as well as how to answer some of those tough interview questions related to your current “out of work” status. If you have more time to delve deeper, she also...

Let’s face it. New Year’s predictions are as plentiful — and perishable — as New Year’s resolutions. If you’re a life-science job seeker, however, keep in mind that this year will almost certainly ring in no increases in NIH grants and a continuation of challenges in Big-pharma  due regulatory and legislative pressures. That’s pretty decent incentive, if you ask me, to stick to your resolution to keep a practical eye on industry trends. Of course, as with any resolution, it’s all about actionability.

To get you started, let’s take thre...

Having just returned from the ASHG (American Society for Human Genetics) meeting in San Francisco, it occurred to me to share three top things to consider when networking at meetings. Whether you are trying to do a business development deal, start a scientific collaboration or network for your next job, here are three things to consider;

1. Plan ahead: We are all busy in our daily lives. It is easy to jump on that plane and figure out what you are doing at the conference while you pursue the schedule over coffee on the first day. Inste...

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