As a biologist, we often wear many hats. One may specialize in something such as the reproductive biology of Red Drum, for example, but that doesn’t mean you are only going to do that for the rest of your life. Maybe if you are a professor and that is your primary research, but if not, you may find yourself doing a little of that and a lot of other things. It’s important that as you go through school and are interviewing for jobs to keep your mindset open to new things and be willing to work on other projects. Continue reading
Being a supervisor means that I get thrown into lots of familiar situations but with a different viewpoint, and one of them is the hiring of employees! We do not hire often, but it just so happened that we had a position open recently. I have now moved from being the one interviewed to the interviewer. I think common sense would tell you what kinds of things employers see favorable in future employees, but now I’m hearing things from the horse’s mouth. I have also surprised myself in little things I pick up from the candidates and how they affect my judgment of them. I hate to put it that way, but it’s true. So here are a few things I picked up over the course of the interviews… some expected and some unexpected. I hope they are helpful!