Getting noticed is half the battle

Getting Noticed
Credit: Robert Neubecker

The hiring game starts early. Well before a faculty position even opens, department members and administrators tend to observe the available pool of candidates and shortlist the ones they consider most promising. Savvy candidates work this preselection process to their advantage. Some ways of doing this are obvious: Be an excellent scholar. Publish well. Work hard. Communicate with the public and your peers. But a well-planned, long-range effort to ensure your visibility among those who have hiring responsibilities can be the deciding factor. (Keep reading at Science.)


Eleftherios P. Diamandis

Eleftherios P. Diamandis is Professor & Head of the Division of Clinical Biochemistry, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto in Canada; Head, Clinical Biochemistry Section, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Department at Mount Sinai Hospital; and Biochemist-in-Chief, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Laboratory Medicine Program at the University Health Network.

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