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Career Advice from Alaina G. Levine

As President of Quantum Success Solutions, a career consulting enterprise with a focus on advancing the professional development expertise of scientists and engineers, Alaina G. Levine has been advising emerging and established scientists and engineers about their careers for over a decade.....

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Thinking in terms of a limitless series of successes rather than an ultimate goal can lead to unexpected career opportunities.

Prepping your 2017 calendar is an important step toward meeting your career goals for the year. Credit: Dafne Cholet, CC BY 2.0

Setting goals and planning ahead will position you to succeed in 2017.

Winter in Zurich, Switzerland. The December cold is a great excuse to work on achieving your career goals. Credit: Thomas8047, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/CC BY 2.0

Follow five simple steps this December to improve your professional standing in the new year.

The annual gathering of brilliant minds highlights the importance of networking for career advancement.

Aid your chances for a raise or promotion by contributing not only to the scholarship of science but also to the bottom line of the enterprise.

The best career decisions are made when intuition overrules your brain.

Effective use of the popular social media service can help you network and advance your career.

Recognizing mutual benefits and opportunities will help you get the most out of this more subtle type of job interview.

One kind of job interview is not about landing you a position; it's about advancing your career and finding new collaborators.

Expressing gratitude by mail is not a quaint courtesy but an effective way to advance your career.

Telephone interviews, work experience, and personal goals were among the topics raised in a webinar about careers.

Spousal hires, panel interviews, and first impressions were among the topics raised in a recent webinar about careers.

What to do when Voldemort writes you a letter of recommendation (and other scenarios).

Career coach Alaina G. Levine offered STEM career networking advice in her recent webinar.

Advice on how to get the most out of your college years.

How to recognize, cope with, and escape from various types of toxic coworkers.

The face-to-face interview is only one of the personal interactions that employers consider when they evaluate candidates.

It pays to ask for more than an initial job offer contains—even in academia.

Some mistakes in applying for jobs are avoidable. Others provide opportunities to demonstrate your employability.

If you'll be on the job market this year, now is the time to start your search.

The time we spend pursuing outside interests helps us be more productive and creative at work.

Persuasive resumés lead to job interviews. Here's how to write one.

Helping to run a campus club or other volunteer society provides career-building experience.

Employers are increasingly turning to Linkedin and other social media to identify and assess new hires.

Venturing outside the world of academic physics to look for a job is not as daunting as you might think.