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Weekly Biotech Resources from the Collaboratory Catalyst Community: Week of December 1st


Read, Watch, Listen, a curated Collection of resources and stories from around the web

Welcome to our weekly showcase featuring a curated selection of valuable resources shared by our community. We explore various topics, including professional development, diversity, equity, and mentorship. We enjoy sharing these resources and hope they will benefit you as much as they have benefitted us.



Transferable skills, your secret weapon

Navigating the job search journey can be challenging, especially when faced with the inevitable sting of rejection. In this blog post, we explore the art of turning job rejections into golden opportunities. Acknowledge the initial disappointment but don't let it define you – your worth goes beyond a rejection email. Seek constructive feedback to gain valuable insights, and embrace resilience as a tool for learning and growth. Reframe rejections as redirections toward a better fit, maintaining a positive mindset with affirmations and visualization techniques. With the right mindset, setbacks can become powerful stepping stones on the path to success, leading you to a job that aligns perfectly with your skills and aspirations.




In our pursuit of professional success, we often encounter stress as an unwelcome companion. However, the renowned psychologist Kelly McGonigal challenges the conventional narrative surrounding stress in this compelling TED Talk. Instead of viewing stress as a public health adversary, she encourages us to perceive it as a positive force. She unveils a remarkable stress reduction mechanism that is often overlooked: reaching out to others. By exploring the transformative power of human connections in the face of stress, she provides insights that can not only reshape our perceptions but also equip us with valuable tools for navigating the challenges of the professional world.




Unlock the secrets to crafting an outstanding resume with the expert biotech recruiting team at Recruitomics Consulting. In this comprehensive video, they provide a step-by-step guide to elevate your resume game, covering essential elements like structuring your resume and precisely what to include in each section. Gain valuable insights on organizing your resume for maximum impact and learn tips to make it stand out in a competitive job market. After watching this video, you'll be armed with the knowledge to create a professional and compelling resume that opens doors to interviews and propels you toward your career aspirations. Don't miss out on this invaluable resource – take the first step toward career success today!


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In this engaging TED talk with Tim Urban, he delves into the perplexing world of procrastination, a habit he acknowledges as counterintuitive yet persistently challenging to overcome. With humor and insight, Urban guides us through the familiar realms of YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes, and contemplative moments by the window, offering a relatable exploration of the procrastinator's mindset. As job seekers navigating the dynamic landscape of career development, Urban's talk encourages us to reflect on the true nature of our procrastination tendencies before time slips away.





Eva Quinn from Higher EQ on the Building Biotechs podcast

In the latest episode of Building Biotechs: A Podcast by Recruitomics Consulting, we are thrilled to have Lynn Walder, Founder & Principal of Executive Management Partners and Director of Partnerships Programming at LabCentral, as our esteemed guest. Tune in as Lynn shares invaluable insights on the resilience required for startup success, the merits of working in both large corporations and nimble startups, strategies to overcome burnout, and the elusive concept of work-life balance. Her wealth of experience provides a roadmap for job seekers navigating the dynamic biotech landscape.




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