Category Archives: Jobs & Careers

Showing Courage in the Face of Adversity

Adversity is defined as a state, condition, or instance of serious or continued difficulty or adverse misfortune. That said, adversity can mean a lot of things to a lot of people.

“To be, or not to be, that is the question– / Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer / The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune, / Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles, / And by opposing end them?” — Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act III, Scene I

For Shakespeare, adversity meant nothing more than the world around him, the only obvious end to it being suicide. However, suicide is a very permanent solution to the often temporary troubles of the world, and Shakespeare understood this to be true. In the aforementioned quotation, his character Prince Hamlet broods over that which is unfair and unpleasant, offering his critique of the human experience but eventually coming to the realization that the alternative isn’t much better. Continue reading

LinkedIn Networking & Business Development

linkedin-logoWhat Is LinkedIn? Its a specialty social networking site with a strong focus on business and professional networking. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with 225+ million members in 200+ countries. The formal nature of LinkedIn is its biggest strength compared to Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus, and make this site ideal for business development, recruiting, and referrals.

This networking site offers professionals a number of benefits and features. LinkedIn is more specialized than the other social media sites due to the audience it attracts, because it is used by professionals across industries. Therefore, this site is a must-use for job search. However, business owners looking to attract prospects and connect with industry professionals can also utilize LinkedIn in a productive and prosperous way. Continue reading

Online Degree Programs

More and more, companies are requiring that their employees or applicants have college degrees. Twenty years ago, having a college degree was not as urgent or as important as it seems to be today. What is interesting is to see how many college graduates end up in careers that they majored in. I’m a prime example. I have a degree in criminal justice and I am a writer for a newspaper now. Trust me, I never dreamed that would happen. However, my employer didn’t seem to notice that my degree had nothing to do with writing articles, they simply noticed that I had a college degree and that satisfied them. Amazingly, that’s how quite a few places seem to work nowadays. Continue reading

Jobs: Project Management Director, Biologics Third Party Manufacturing

Job description:
The Director, Biologics Third Party Manufacturing Project Management manages the interface between BMS and third party vendors that support the development and manufacture of BMS biologic portfolio. They are responsible for managing a wide range of technically diverse activities and projects that include technical transfer of early phase projects, process and methods development, process characterization studies, scale-up, validation, CMC inputs for regulatory filings, launches, and routine commercial manufacturing. Continue reading