Online Career Basics

The Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN) sent a link to a new publication of AAAS/Science.

Career Basics, the 2009 Edition is a collection of the best advice and resources from Science Careers.

You can get the whole publication or specific chapters as PDFs at http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/careerbasicspdf

The Table of Contents
Introduction  by Dr. Alan Leshner, CEO, AAAS

Chapter One:  Finding Your Way Mastering Your Ph.D.
Mentors, Leadership, and Community
Mastering Your Ph.D.
Preparing for Your Post-Ph.D. Career
Grad-School Campus Visits

Chapter Two: Marketing Yourself
CVs, Resumes, and Networking
Résumé Rocket Science
Writing a Winning Cover Letter
E-Persona Non Grata
Strategizing Your Online Persona

Chapter Three: Skills for the Academic Scientist
Tips for Publishing in Scientific Journals
Faculty Positions
Seeking the Skills for a Successful Career in Academia

Chapter Four: Crafting a Industry Career
Three Categories of Rules
Transferable Skills And Portable Careers
More School?

Chapter Five: Non-Traditional Careers
A Matter of Policy
Working as a Medical Writer
A Career in Management Consulting

Chapter Six: Diversity Issues in Science
Family Trailblazers
Nurturing Women Scientists
Opening Doors for Scientists with Disabilities

Chapter Seven: Leadership and Lab Management
Making the Leap to Independence
Managing Scientists

More Resources: More Career-Related Resources
Career-related resources from Science /AAAS and other organizations.

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