Career Basics Booklet

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Struggling with your next career step? Science Careers' editorial team brings you "Career Basics: Advice and Resources for Scientists." The booklet provides advice and help on preparing CVs and resumes, writing grants and scientific papers, networking, and much more. Read each article in the booklet online, or download each chapter or the entire booklet as a PDF. All for free. It is one more tool Science Careers provides to help you jump-start your career, be it in academia or outside the ivory tower!

Dr. Alan Leshner, CEO, AAAS PDF icon
Chapter One
CV Writing and Interview Skills - The Essentials! PDF icon
CVs That Open Industry Doors - Dave Jensen
Interview Techniques: You've Worked Hard To Get This Far - Jim Austin
From an Employer's Wishlist to Your CV - Sara Shinton
Chapter Two
Funding and Grant Writing PDF icon
How Not to Kill a Grant Application - Vid Mohan-Ram
Funding Outside the Box - Jim Kling
Chapter Three
Expanding Choices PDF icon
University Challenge: Administering Research - Carol Clugston
Patient to Retrain in Patent Law - Anne Forde
Life in Biotech - Jim Kling
Making the Leap: When, How, and Why a Career in Drug Discovery May Be Right for You - Matthew Bell
Chapter Four
Networking PDF icon
Guerrilla Marketing Yourself - Dave Jensen
How to Get a Good Connection - David Bomzer
Chapter Five
Female and Minority Experiences in Science PDF icon
Women and Minorities: Negotiating Salaries - Lee Kass and Kathleen Gale
Top Five Challenges for Pregnant Scientists - Lynn Dicks
Bridging the Cultural Divide in Medicine - Edna Francisco
Chapter Six
Leadership and Management in the Lab PDF icon
Leadership on the Mountain: Lessons for the Lab - Kathy Barker
Project Management for Scientists - Stanley E. Portny and Jim Austin
Lab Safety Requires Training and Commitment - John K. Borchardt
Chapter Seven
Scientic Writing and Publishing PDF icon
Publishing at the Top of the Heap - Jeremy M. Boss and Susan H. Eckert
I Can't Believe They Didn't Like It! - Jeremy M. Boss and Susan H. Eckert