October 3, 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: How to Gain Appreciation and Earn Respect

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 at work or at home, everyone wants to be appreciated and respected. We may be outstanding performers and be neither appreciated nor respected. How …


October 2, 2017

2017 Student and Early Career Scientist Conference: Becoming a Resilient Scientific Community

Are you a student or early career scientist attending the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans in December?  You should consider arriving a day early to not only enjoy some of that famous New Orleans cuisine, but to attend the 2017 AGU Student and Early Career Scientist (SECS) Conference! The 2017 SECS conference will build off previous iterations of the conferences that been associated with the AGU Fall Meeting …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


September 15, 2017

Converting a short-term position into a long-term career

As organizations try to remain flexible, they are more and more reluctant to hire permanent employees.  Many organizations are using contract or temporary staff, then hiring a select few into fulltime positions.  Sometimes, a temporary position is the only way to get into a company, but if you use the opportunity, you can turn a temporary position into a permanent job. To begin, make sure you understand the contract terms.  …


September 12, 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: Practice Respect by Being Positive and Avoiding Negativity in the Workplace

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.  Starting this week, On the Job will be publishing these tips in a new weekly segment, Tuesday Top 5. AGU is a forward-thinking organization. With the net zero building renovation project, we are navigating a lot of change all …


September 8, 2017

Thinking of going back to Grad School? Here’s how to start

As fall approaches, many people considering applying to graduate school should take the beginning steps of the application process. Depending on what your career/academic status is (employed, recently graduated, interning, etc.), you can forgo some of the following 7 steps to apply to graduate school. Although this seems like a lot of work (and it is), you should be excited! You’ve made the decision to pursue further academic endeavors; let …


September 6, 2017

The Gateway to Your Research: Tips for writing abstracts

Note: An earlier version of this post ran in March, during the Spring Virtual Poster Showcase.  With the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting abstract deadline arriving tonight, 6 September 2017, at 11:59 ET, I am reposting the article in hopes that those making the finishing touches on the OSM abstracts may find it useful as well as prospective Fall Virtual Poster Showcase participants.  Enjoy! Writing a compelling abstract that engages your …