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Job Interviewing Advice from Experts: Part 2

As promised, here is the second part of my summary from the panel discussion at the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering’s(ISPE) Mid-Atlantic Life Sciences Showcase entitled, “Engineering a Blockbuster Career.” This panel was full of practical job hunting and interviewing advice so if you missed the first part of the summer, check it out here! Rocking the Interview Once you’ve prepared and the interview day arrives, Myers urged interviewees, “You are selling yourselves – act like a sales person.” Penry pointed out, “Interviewers want to hear the candidate express him or herself” so don’t forget to utilize your communication skills. Chadha also...

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Lessons from Women Leading Science

Being fearful is not a trait I immediately associate with successful people. On December 3rd, however, when Stephanie and I attended a panel discussion titled “Lessons from Women Leading Science,” every single woman on the panel told stories of at least three times in their careers that they were scared. Most of them used the word “terrified” to describe how they felt when they applied for or accepted the positions that made them leaders in science. Conversely, when asked to describe a time they experienced failure, the consensus was, it’s all about perception. They tackled topics on mentorship, failure, family,...

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