Management

Dr. David A. T. Harper

Principal, Palaeontology Professor, Dave Harper @VM_Principal: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Dave Harper CURRENT TITLE:  Professor of Palaeontology and Principal of Van Mildert College in Durham University, United Kingdom (UK); President, Palaeontological Association; Chair-elect, International Commission on Stratigraphy AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Geology, mainly palaeontology and stratigraphy YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  Worked in the…
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science diplomacy

Science Diplomacy, Melody Brown Burkins @mbbvt: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Melody Brown Burkins CURRENT TITLES: Associate Director at John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies, Dartmouth College; Chair, United States National Committee to the International Union of Geological Sciences (USNC-IUGS) and Member, Board on International…
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Resume Writing Strategies

Scientific Resume Writing Strategies: Perspective from a Hiring Manager

A follower asked me to write a blog on what I look for on resumes, since I’m a hiring manager in the field of geology. The thought was that I could provide a different perspective than the general resume information…
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Want a job promotion? Try these tips.

Are you trying to get promoted but are unsure of what to do? Promotions can certainly appear to be elusive, frustrating and unattainable, but it just might be that you haven’t been told the expectations from your manager. Each manager…
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My thoughts on being a manager

You’ve heard it before, I’m sure. Being a manager comes with an overload of responsibility not only with supervising employees but also with making sure the department is productive and successful. Metrics must be met, decisions have to be made,…
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11 Tips on Interviewing from a Manager’s Perspective.

The job interview process is one of the more nerve-wracking experiences you can go through when searching for a job.  Between getting all of your documents and thoughts ready and trying to keep your nerves under control, it can feel…
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