Hey, I got a new job (again)

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As readers may have noticed, Brian and I announced this past weekend that I got a new job.  Many of you are probably thinking, Wait… this sounds familiar.  And you would be right – just 6 months ago, I announced that I had found a job after finishing my degree.  I’ve moved on – again! About two weeks ago, a large software company was recruiting near my office.  Being the...

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It’s never too late

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When I first graduated from university, I made just under $40,000 a year. I thought I had it made! Then I realized that compared to fields like engineering, business or computers, $40,000 wasn’t very much at all. For a while, I didn’t care.  It was my first “real” job!  I would simply work hard and earn raises and promotions over time.  Uhhhhh no.  Not in a science job!...

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So you want to get a job in computers?

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Earlier this year, I talked about getting a job in science – the pitfalls, the misconceptions, and yes, even how to do it, if you were feeling particularly masochistic.  Unlike many budding biologists, I was pretty successful.  I had relevant jobs throughout university and found a job immediately after graduating.  But, as readers may know, I left my job as a research assistant to pursue a...

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