May 30, 2017

On the Job: Career advice & opportunities from AGU and beyond

Posted by AGU Career Center

The AGU Career Center Newsletter is sent out on the first Tuesday of every month.  It contains AGU news and announcements especially tailored to students and early career scientists, as well as links to articles related to career and professional development and recent jobs posted on the AGU Career Center.  

If you aren’t already subscribed, you can do so by filling out this form.  In the meantime, here are a few articles that you, as job seekers (and future job seekers), may find noteworthy.

AGU Webinars: Plainspoken Science

Want to make your research clear to anyone? This webinar will give you guidelines and insight on how to reduce or eliminate jargon, identify your essential points, and tell others about them in a clear and memorable way.  Join AGU Sharing Science and guest speaker Jana Goldman of Press Here on 8 June from 2-3pm ET.  Register today!  

A Networking Rule to Live By

In a recent article, Joseph Barber offers some sage advice: you should always focus on making your networking contacts feel good — and make sure your interaction is a positive experience for them  Read more at Inside Higher Ed.

The Curse of Being Labeled a Star

High potentials being groomed as future leaders would appear to have it made—but their seemingly good fortune can turn out to be a curse. As they strive to conform to company ideals for leadership, they often bury the qualities that made them special. They become reluctant to take risks, lest they prove themselves unworthy. This “talent curse” can hinder personal growth, performance, and engagement—and even push people out the door.  Read more at Harvard Business Review.