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3 keys for a rewarding network conversation

Rewarding networking conversations

12-10-2018
All network events have one thing in common: a sea of strangers you should talk to. Here are a few tips to make it easier to have a conversation with a stranger.
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No PhD for me! My career in project management

No PhD for me! My career in project management

27-09-2018
What other options are there after finishing your Master in Life Sciences, besides doing a PhD? Patrick Bhairosing writes about his path in peoject management.
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Watch your mimicry during a job application

Watch your mimicry during job application

12-09-2018
How well can you read others? And how well can others read you? Often, what you feel on the inside is what you can see on the outside. Read on to avoid mistakes and learn a little more on body language and what you should consider during a job interview.
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Life as an expat in the Netherlands

Franziska Mortensen

03-09-2018
In June 2016, after several years spent in the German education system, I started working as a Postdoc in Amsterdam. Although Germany and the Netherlands are direct neighbours I noticed some cultural differences that I didn’t expect.
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Is there life beyond a PhD

Maroeska Burggraf

15-08-2018
The difficult (but also nicest) thing about doing a PhD is that you have to make your own planning. You can choose which experiments you do today and on which part of the project you spend most of your time.
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How to manage your career as a PhD

How to manage your career as a PhD

01-08-2018
The number of PhD graduates is rising. One out of ten is able to pursue a stable academic career. A majority switch to jobs outside of academia either immediately after graduating or during the following one to ten years. Continue reading to learn more about how to manage your career as a PhD.

 

Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome - how to overcome it

18-07-18
Do you often feel like an outsider in your workplace, not competent enough for your job? Did you just get that long-awaited promotion that you feel you do not deserve?
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How body language can get you hired

How body language can help you get hired

04-07-2018
The very moment that you meet your interviewer, that’s when it happens: you make your first impression. Usually, that’s enough for the interviewer to determine whether you get hired or not. Your body language can make or break your interview. Read this article to get four tips on how to improve your chances.
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Self-made Life Sciences entrepreneur

Self-made Life Sciences entrepreneur


Starting a company may not be the most obvious career path for life scientists, but for some it offers the ultimate career fulfilment. In this article, Matthew Heberling (PhD in biotechnology and former tax accountant) shares his plunge into entrepreneurship and how he feels about becoming an entrepreneur.
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How to prepare & have an effective informational interview

How to prepare and have an effective informational interview

  
A great way to find out if a particular career path is interesting for you is by having an informational interview. Read on how to prepare and conduct such an interview successfully to move forwards with your career.
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The ultimate job application guide

The ultimate job application guide for recent graduates


Finding a job can be difficult. Read this article and learn what you have to look out for, where you can find jobs and how to write a good application, and how to follow up once you submitted it.
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Working with the Dutch: Tips for Expats

Working with the Dutch:Tips for Expats


Being an expat in the Netherlands can be rather confusing, especially in the beginning. As I started working with the Dutch, I saw patterns emerging that helped me understand the workplace better.
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The do’s and don’ts in a job interview

The do’s and don’ts in a job interview

  
When you are looking for a new job opportunity, you will have to do a job interview and try to tell your story. In this article, we asked the professional recruiters of CLS Services to share their experience and give you the do’s and don’ts for a job interview.
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Quiet Influence - How introverts can make a difference

Quiet Influence - How introverts can make a difference

Today's competitive workplace demands that you can influence a variety of situations and people and are effective at getting your ideas across.
However, if you are an introvert like me, you might recognise that this is not as easy as it sounds.
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Balancing workload and job satisfaction

Balancing workload and job satisfaction


One in seven employees is suffering from a work related stress disorder, especially young workers, aged between 30 and 34 are at risk. Here we talk with coaches Nicole Lamey and Marjolein van Doesburg from TalentWatcher about the effects of extreme pressure at work and how to rebalance workload and job satisfaction.
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How to ace a (BCF) Career Event

How to ace a (BCF) Career Event


To help you get the most out of your visit to Career Events, we’ve written a guide, this one is based on our own BCF Career Event, but really the advice is applicable anywhere. This article gives you some useful tips on how to have a well-rounded visit to a Career Event.
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How to benefit from recruitment bureaus

how to benefit from recruitment bureaus

What does a recruitment bureau actually do, how do you choose the right one and which ones are there? Read the following article to learn more about these organisations in the Netherlands.
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Use your network and find a job through LinkedIn

Use your network and find a job through LinkedIn


LinkedIn has been around for about 15 years, and according to their website, there are currently over 500 million users worldwide. Thus, there are endless opportunities to extend your network.
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