March 22, 2017

Did you miss last week’s webinar? Recording of “Understanding Your Brand: A Recruiter’s Perspective” is now available!

If you weren’t able to join us last week for “Understanding Your Brand: A Recruiter’s Perspective,” you can still watch the presentation.  During the presentation, Frank DeSafey and Erica Crumley of Sequence Staffing shared advice on how to sharpen up your job search.  Learn more about how to best present yourself to potential employers from the recruiter’s side of things. The recording is free and open to all after a brief registration …

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March 17, 2017

Paths Through Science: What will your career path look like?

A successful career can take many routes and directions. And a career, unlike a job, is more than just a resume or C.V. builder. It is the development of skills built over time and is shaped by many jobs and professional or volunteer roles. Each month, the AGU Career Center releases a new profile in the ongoing series  Paths Through Science. These profiles highlight the many roles in Earth and …

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March 15, 2017

Interview Success: It’s Not You, It’s Them

For more career advice, register for the AGU Webinar this Thursday, 16 March, at 2PM ET: Understanding Your Brand: A Recruiter’s Perspective. It finally came!  After weeks and months of reading job ads, crafting the perfect resume, submitting applications, and then waiting, waiting, waiting…you got a call for an interview.  Hooray! After you take a moment to savor the success of making it to the next level, it’s time to start …

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March 9, 2017

Join AGU Webinars on 16 March for “Understanding Your Brand: A Recruiter’s Perspective”

Join AGU Webinars on 16 March for "Understanding Your Brand: A Recruiter's Perspective"

Join our webinar next week when Frank DeSafey and Erica Crumley of Sequence Staffing will share advice on how to sharpen up your job search by providing you with insights from the recruiter’s side of the table. Join us on 16 March, 2 PM ET, as we launch the new AGU Webinars program with the first in a monthly series of webinars aimed at career and professional development topics: Understanding …

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Are you new to the world of research? Here are some tips for writing your abstract for the Virtual Poster Showcase

Are you new to the world of research?  Here are some tips for writing your abstract for the Virtual Poster Showcase

Writing a compelling abstract that engages your audience can be a challenge: you’ve got just a few seconds to grab the reader’s attention.  85% of the time that reader will have made a decision, consciously or unconsciously, on whether they’ll continue reading after just the title and the first sentence.  In this blog, I will discuss what is needed to submit a VPS abstract and provide some additional tips on …

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March 3, 2017

There’s a name for it and there is something we can all do about it

Update: For more information on this topic, read the new Eos article “Getting to Fair: Recognizing Implicit Bias and Easing Its Impact,” co-authored by Mary Anne Holmes.  Mary Anne Holmes is also featured this month as the Paths Through Science profile at the AGU Career Center. The first time I heard the term implicit bias and learned what it was, I was with several other women scientists and we all …

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February 14, 2017

Teaching Assistantships: An opportunity, not a chore

By Seth Stein, Amir Salaree and Edward Brooks For three hundred years, physicists debated whether light was a wave or a particle, before agreeing that it was both. Perhaps similarly, graduate students have long debated whether working as a teaching assistant was a chore or an opportunity. Certainly, TAing sometimes feels like a chore, especially in introductory/distribution courses, flippantly called “rocks for jocks” or “moons for goons,” where some students …

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February 7, 2017

Virtual Poster Showcase: Share Your Research Globally—Without the Travel

Virtual Poster Showcase: Share Your Research Globally—Without the Travel

Update: The 2017 Spring Virtual Poster Showcase is now open.  The deadline to register and submit your abstract is 13 March. 12-16 December 2016. You had it marked on your calendar all year long.  You told yourself, “This is it! This is the year that I present at Fall Meeting!”  But then one thing led to another and before you knew it, the deadline for abstract submissions had come and gone.  …

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February 2, 2017

Can Your Resume See Its Shadow?

Can Your Resume See Its Shadow?

It’s February 2nd, and here in the United States, that can only mean one thing: Groundhog Day! While it is obvious that an arbitrary decision made by a rodent has no bearing on the seasons, the concept provides a useful analogy for job seekers.  It’s February and by now, thousands of distractions have upended those New Year’s resolutions.  Rather than get down on yourself for not sticking to your goals, try …

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January 13, 2017

Get to know YESS: The Young Earth System Scientists community

Infographic of 4 frontiers

Earlier this week, On the Job featured a recap of the APECS Cryosphere Careers panel that took place  at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting. Today, we feature another group that presented at Fall Meeting.  Representatives from the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) community gave a presentation in the AGU Career Resource Theater to share with early career AGU attendees background on YESS and how they can get involved. More information is …

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