Don’t be afraid to challenge the status quo
Chemjobber reflects on what being in a relationship while in graduate school taught him
The struggle is real, but the best way to respond is with sincerity
Even as signs of a slowdown start to creep in, now is still the best time to look for a new job
Chemjobber on how to turn your professional envy into a healthy dose of motivation
Chemjobber weighs the pros and cons of doing your science in stealth
The value of meeting face to face is something that social media just can’t replace
Chemjobber on when hoarding chemicals and lab equipment becomes a problem
It’s never too late to start getting connected online
Chemistry blogger answers reader questions on job hunting, changing grad schools, and more in this edition of Bench & Cubicle
Chemjobber on slaying the zombie project
With practice, you can turn your greatest weakness into a strength
When you’ve lost your voice and loyalties have run dry, it’s time to quit
We’re all guilty of putting things off. Here are some tips to overcome the inertia
Chemjobber reviews what chemists should consider when deciding whether to take an additional postdoc
Chemistry blogger Derek Lowe shares his advice on the job search
If you can’t avoid the dreaded annual ritual, here’s how to get through it
Chemjobber on the pros and cons of videoconferencing interviews and how to prepare for them.
The things we carry around say a lot about what we do as chemists.
Looking for ways to help others can ease the awkwardness of asking for help when job hunting.
Balancing career aspirations with family obligations.
Celebrating cultural traditions together can be one way to bridge the divide
Cleaning up after others in the lab doesn’t have to be a thankless task
Chemjobber on the challenges of moving from industry to academia—and vice versa
Chemjobber on when good scientists don't make good managers
Fighting the temptation to work long hours in the lab
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