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Unspoken Ways Interviewers Evaluate Job Seekers – Insights to Help You Ace Your Next Interview

Unspoken Ways Interviewers Evaluate Job Seekers – Insights to Help You Ace Your Next Interview

Interviewers care about more than just your skills.  If you want to ace the interview, do your homework so you can be  explicit about three key things.   1- You have thoroughly researched the company 2- Your values align with the company culture 3- The job will inspire you to do your best work     Ask yourself: When in the past have you demonstrated that you live by the behavioral mindsets that matter at the company?  Recall specific situations and examples that provide proof. It’s a job...

How to Show Up, Speak Up and Get Your Ideas Heard – Part 2

How to Show Up, Speak Up and Get Your Ideas Heard – Part 2

How to Show Up, Speak Up and Get Your Ideas Heard – Part 2When it comes to getting your ideas heard, the words you choose and your timing can make all the difference.  So can using influence to bring people into your ideas. In part two of this blog (read part one), you'll get practical tips on how to frame your ideas and build support for getting them adopted. “Sometimes getting your idea heard may best be accomplished by not saying it at all.  Plant the seeds for your idea.  Ask questions to...

How to Show Up, Speak Up and Get Your Ideas Heard

How to Show Up, Speak Up and Get Your Ideas Heard

You may be surprised to find that what you say matters less than how you say it.  More than 250 attendees at the annual scholarship luncheon for the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Women's Association learned what it takes to create a strong, engaging presence and how to use voice, words and timing to gain support for their ideas.“Each of us have ideas that can add value.  In science and problem solving, one idea is often built on the back of another. You never know when your ideas will resonate...

A Young Scientist Learns the Benefits of Soft Skills: A conversation with Shing Yue Sheung, COO, Navi Medical Technologies

A Young Scientist Learns the Benefits of Soft Skills: A conversation with Shing Yue Sheung, COO, Navi Medical Technologies

I learned about Shing Yue Sheung from faculty at Melbourne University when they told me about their programs to help scientists lead outside the lab. Midway through my conversation with Shing, I found myself saying "If I didn’t know better, I’d think you'd already read Championing Science, but our book won’t be published until January 18th." For Shing, developing communication and emotional intelligence skills is already paying off. Here’s his story…“I never imagined I'd have the opportunity...