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November 15, 2017

Guardian of the Gate: Conquering your fear of online job applications

Applying for jobs online can feel like throwing your resume into a black hole. You find a job that sounds interesting, enter your information, then wait.  And wait.  And wait.  Most of the time, you never hear anything.  Occasionally, you get an automatic “Thanks, but no thanks” email.   But every so often you get a preliminary inquiry, to verify your background and interest, which leads to an interview, and eventually …

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November 14, 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: How to Consistently Deliver Successful Projects

Every Tuesday, Patricia Yaya, AGU Vice President of Human Resources & Administrative Services, sends a message to the entire AGU staff featuring five short tips for getting by in the workplace.  On the Job will be publishing these tips in a new weekly segment, Tuesday Top 5. AGU continues to provide staff with tools to increase efficiency and productivity on the job. Last week, several staff took part in a project management …

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November 7, 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: How to Integrate Your Work Life with Your Personal Life

Every Tuesday, Patricia Yaya, AGU Vice President of Human Resources & Administrative Services, sends a message to the entire AGU staff featuring five short tips for getting by in the workplace.  On the Job will be publishing these tips in a new weekly segment, Tuesday Top 5. There are many articles, videos, talks, and other resources on the work-life balance topic. And, yet, there are no sure-fire solutions for how to achieve …

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Fall Meeting workshop on successful partnerships between academia, industry and government

Calling all scientists interested in building successful interdisciplinary partnerships and students curious about non-academic career paths! The American Geophysical Union (AGU) Hydrology Section Student Subcommittee is hosting a workshop entitled, “Forging successful partnerships between academia, industry, and government: the student’s guide to gaining experience in the non-academic realm.” This workshop will be held at the AGU 2017 Fall Meeting on Tuesday, December 12th in the AGU Career Workshop Room, room …

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October 31, 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: How to Be an Effective Team Member

Every Tuesday, Patricia Yaya, AGU Vice President of Human Resources & Administrative Services, sends a message to the entire AGU staff featuring five short tips for getting by in the workplace.  On the Job will be publishing these tips in a new weekly segment, Tuesday Top 5. Whether you are on a project team, senior staff team, or a sports team, here are some general guidelines to ensure successful outcomes for your …

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October 24, 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: How to Communicate Effectively in Emails

Every Tuesday, Patricia Yaya, AGU Vice President of Human Resources & Administrative Services, sends a message to the entire AGU staff featuring five short tips for getting by in the workplace.  On the Job will be publishing these tips in a new weekly segment, Tuesday Top 5. I don’t know about your email inbox, but mine is full. If I get fewer than 200 messages a day, I figure something is wrong …

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October 17, 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: Take Simple Steps to Reduce Your Energy Footprint

Every Tuesday, Patricia Yaya, AGU Vice President of Human Resources & Administrative Services, sends a message to the entire AGU staff featuring five short tips for getting by in the workplace.  On the Job will be publishing these tips in a new weekly segment, Tuesday Top 5. Looking ahead to our soon-to-be NetZero/sustainable AGU Headquarters, there are a few simple tweaks that we can start doing now to prepare for our new …

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October 16, 2017

“Pure sunshine all day”: Fieldwork Inspiring Expanded Leadership for Diversity

“Pure sunshine all day…” On June 19, 1869 John Muir opened his journal entry with these four words, describing the conditions for him and the group he traveled with through the High Sierra. This summer, I conducted fieldwork in the same general area, and the conditions on June 19 were brutal. “Pure sunshine all day,” 100+ degree heat, no shade for miles in any direction. My reason for fieldwork, however, …

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October 10, 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: How to Build Productive and Long-Lasting Business Relationships

Every Tuesday, Patricia Yaya, AGU Vice President of Human Resources & Administrative Services, sends a message to the entire AGU staff featuring five short tips for getting by in the workplace.  On the Job will be publishing these tips in a new weekly segment, Tuesday Top 5. Every business involves people and therefore relationships. We work with each other and use vendors, consultants, contractors and strategic partners who support our mission.  It …

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October 6, 2017

Paths Through Science: Ted McInerney, Broadcast Meteorologist.

Paths Through Science highlights the many diverse paths AGU’s scientists have charted across the disciplines within Earth and space science through interviews with professionals in government, academia, industry, and non-profit sectors. Our October Paths Through Science profile is Ted McInerney, a broadcast meteorologist at WMTW News 8, serving Maine and New Hampshire.  Today, On the Job features excerpts from his profile.  You can read the rest of his profile and view others by visiting …

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