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November 21, 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: How to Agree to Disagree

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. Did you know that healthy disagreement is essential for good teamwork? It’s true. At its core, constructive discussions need different opinions and perspectives. Encourage team …

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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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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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October 1, 2017

Publications Resources and Upcoming Professional Development Webinars

In case you missed it, a recording of last week’s webinar “How to Write Effective Reviews (and Improve Your Own Manuscript)” is now available, along with the presentation slides.  You can find both by visiting its page on the AGU Webinars archives.  Gabe Filippelli, our guest presenter and Editor-in-Chief of Geohealth, laid out some considerations that reviewers should take when approaching the review process and also took the time to …

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September 26, 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: How to be a better employee

Most of us know what we want in a boss—including attributes, skills, experience, values, and management style—but have you ever thought about what your boss wants in an employee? In general, we know what behaviors will prevent our boss from being upset with us: be on time, do the job to the best of your ability and, of course, don’t make waves or cause trouble.  There is a difference between avoiding …

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September 22, 2017

Resources for crafting better papers and posters

You may have missed that last week was Peer Review Week, but don’t worry: the publication process last year-round. AGU is committed to bringing you the resources you need to perfect your craft.  Today, I’d like to share with you some of the resources at your disposal from AGU Webinars to recent Eos articles. AGU Webinars We have three webinars in the coming weeks to help you prepare your own publications and …

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September 19, 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: How to Have Difficult Conversations in the Workplace

Perhaps, at one time or another, you have found yourself  in the uncomfortable position of having to discuss a delicate subject with an employee (or even a family member). At work, the issue could be a dress code violation, poor performance, conflict with a coworker, or even rude behavior. At home, the issue could be about money, a child’s grades or behavior, or trying to get out of a dinner …

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