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03/18/16
Trends in Technical Careers. Tips for Telecommunication, Hacking of Scientific journals, Interviewing Strategies
Filed under: Interviewing, Mature professionals, Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 2:57 pm

Since Julian Assange opened access to critical files and
espionage, it was only a matter of time when we would
see wide spread hacking of scientific literature.  While we
do not and are not condoning hacking a recent report tells of
amazing hacking of scientific journals.

We share an article which talks about tips for professional
telecommuting and virtual meeting/interviewing.  While we
have entered previously on this topic, a couple of elements
are true and new. 

Then, I looked at a nice “Acing the interview” presentation.
The speaker gave some insight that I share as preparation
for taking interviews.

HACKING SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE
SOURCE:  A. Staller, Open Access vs. illegal Access ECS

A grad student in Kazakhstan presumably released hundreds
of scientific journal articles.  While many have come out
arguing that the current model limits scientific progress in
the Internet age, this could accelerate the process of open
access.
Yet, it remains to be seen how a justifiable income stream
can come from open access models.  Perhaps the music
model on the internet may find its way into scientific
literature for the masses.

VIRTUAL TELECONFERENCES
SOURCE:  WSJ  3-18-16 “Rules of etiquette for virtual
conferences”

While it is a common trick for interviews, this article points out
it is improper etiquette to not know all the attendees/observers
in a virtual meeting.  The “who just joined beeps” are unwanted
distractions and finding a way to say you are leaving a meeting,
via announcement or texting to or having another cover announce
your imminent return. 

PREPARATION FOR INTERVIEWS
SOURCE:  I. Bloch, Ace the Interview, Strategies

She does cover the usual story telling strategies, STAR, and
background research (salaries, glassdoor, connections,
grooming, good questions, and more), what comes out of
this webinar is 
(1) in US you have to promote yourself,
(2) identify what separates yourself from other applicants,
(3) come up with three 3 strengths  and be able to insert
them at appropriate points
(4) on weaknesses, avoid identifying a core competency issue
for the positions

One Response to “Trends in Technical Careers. Tips for Telecommunication, Hacking of Scientific journals, Interviewing Strategies”

  1. site admin Says:


    VIRTUAL MEETINGS
    1. Don’t type – annoying noise, distracting Notes- handwrite
    2. Make eye contact – builds trust, communicates importance -
        especially during introductions and key moments where
        attention is on you
    3. Don’t eat 
    4. Discourage interruptions – put a note on the door :VIDEO CALL
    5. Don’t leave without telling someone – think about privately
    messaging another participant saying you will be back shortly
    6. Pay attention – look at the camera
    7. Include people in distant locations – dialog can often cluster
        to collocated participants
    8. Control your background in your favor – noise, visuals
    9. Manage technical interferences – software updates, meeting
    sign-ins, looking unprepared
    10. sign in before your appointment time Dress as if in the office
    11. “Who just joined” beeps Know who all is involved in conference

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