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We live more in public now than at any other time in history. Sometimes, this is almost literally true. As Facebook gives way to Twitter, which has given way to live streaming, full chunks of our lives exist as a semi-permanent cyber-monument. Meanwhile, employers want to know everything they can about you before they hire… Read more »

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Year after year, biotech represents one of the biggest growth markets. This plays out in many different contexts: media coverage, corporate investment and (most important for us) job opportunities. It makes sense the sector continues to draw attention. More and more money is being spent on health care, and biotech represents the leading edge of… Read more »

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More and more, LinkedIn profiles (and profiles on other specialized social media outlets) are becoming the public faces of our careers. When we’re looking for a job, they obviously serve as the best place to introduce ourselves to prospective employers. But even when we have a steady position, they become the first stop for co-workers,… Read more »

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When traveling to a foreign country for the first time, the initial impression you get about the place likely comes from the airport. You land, step off the plane and instantly form an opinion. Is the place bustling or quiet? Are the people pushy or polite? Is the customs area efficient or a bureaucratic nightmare?… Read more »

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They say all good things come to an end. But do they have to? You have been contracted for a short-term project. You knew the position came had an end date, but over time you’ve developed a strong feeling for the company. The work is rewarding, the people are great, the culture is a perfect… Read more »

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You spend a lot of time and money on recruitment. So why does it seem like such a hit-or-miss proposition? After weeks of sifting through resumes, conducting interviews and gathering opinions from various departments, you still end up with someone ill-suited to your corporate goals. Now, you have a tough decision: Settle for a less-than-perfect… Read more »

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Getting ready for a salary negotiation can be nerve-wracking. Unless you’ve got the Wolf of Wall Streetgene, which will allow you to walk instantly into any situation ready to sell, the whole concept of negotiation might strike you as completely foreign. Our whole lives, we’re taught to stay humble, don’t talk about money and avoid… Read more »

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A riddle: what’s the one thing you can lose in business that’s worse than losing money? Answer: good employees. First, you’ve lost a trusted and reliable employee. Second, you’ve lost all the effort that went into that employee – the training and mentorship – which is now going to help some other business grow. Finally,… Read more »

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The sheer number of certifications available to accounting and finance professionals can be dizzying. After a while, it may seem like alphabet soup, just with too many c’s. However, choosing the wrong path can have consequences. Obtaining each certification requires a massive investment of time and effort. Picking the wrong one won’t necessarily hurt you,… Read more »

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It’s no secret you need specialists for some parts of your business. When you need to get your taxes done, you hire an accountant. When you need to get a contract written, you hire a lawyer. Yet, you’re still doing all your company’s hiring yourself. That’s a shame. There are several benefits to partnering with… Read more »