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Employers: Don't Be Your Own Worst Enemy In The Hiring Process

By: Jill Reynolds, Quantix President and CEO

Employers can be their own worst enemy in the hiring process.

In the IT sector, I think we can all agree that currently, it is a candidate’s market. 462 more words

Career Advice

The Most Dangerous Game: Job Hunting

Job hunting isn’t an innate skill.  You’re expected to learn how to find a job by experience.

This is how it’s always been: in high school you get a part-time job and make a ton of mistakes, and once you’re ready for a career path you know how to look for something. 1,302 more words

On Life

Pieces of Wisdom I Learned from My Supervisor (2)

Create options

“Academic life is so full of contingency that you will only survive if you keep creating options. You never know which door you’ll go through eventually, but it is important to have a door open somewhere at all phases of your career.” My supervisor told me this a couple of times, not only during the PhD phase, but particularly after the dissertation had been defended and the academic career rat race started. 572 more words

Academia

All the styles of academic head shots

Graduate school is a time for necessary and unnecessary worries.

I am unnecessarily worried about academic head shots, because I do not know how to convey that I am simultaneously professional (but not in an investment banker kind of way), approachable (but not in a “let’s be best friends” kind of way), well-dressed and made-up (but not too fashionable), confident (but not too aggressive), humble (but not a pushover), awake (but still in need of coffee), a team player (but not in a way that would require me to use the word “synergy”), mature enough to not be mistaken for a student, etc. 330 more words