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Fisk University (www.fisk.edu) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Chemistry to begin as early as May 2015.

 


Study: STEM careers put Latina, black, Asian women in 'double jeopardy'
DiversityInc
Latina, black and Asian women working in the male dominated fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, are said to encounter "double jeopardy" as they face both race and gender bias. Katherine W. Phillips, the Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics and Senior Vice Dean at Columbia University's Business School, is a co-author of the study "Double Jeopardy? Gender Bias Against Women of Color in Science." She told DiversityInc, "I do think that with the research we’ve done you can certainly see the experiences of women of color in STEM are different than others."
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The do's and dont's of the modern resume (infographic)
Entrepreneur
Along with glowing references, a solid resume is a must-have for any job applicant. But even those with great credentials need to package those achievements the right way to catch a hiring manager's eyes. How can you get yourself noticed? Having the right keywords on the page — words like "problem solving," "leadership" and "team building" — can be helpful. Beyond the content, presentation is also critical. Be sure to use proper formatting and avoid any information that's not pertinent to the position you're applying to.
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Cards Against Humanity funds new STEM scholarship for women
U.S. News & World Report
Cards Against Humanity may be known as "a party game for horrible people," but the card game's creators are continuing to do some good, this time in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Recently, Cards Against Humanity announced a new expansion pack, the "Science Pack," which will be sold for $10 online. For those unfamiliar, Cards Against Humanity is a card game played like Apples to Apples, only more vulgar. The funds raised from the Science Pack will go toward a brand new scholarship, the Cards Against Humanity Science Ambassador Scholarship, a full tuition scholarship for undergraduate women pursuing degrees in the STEM field.
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10 common cover letter mistakes that can hurt your career
Business Insider
Contrary to what you've heard or read, cover letters are still important today. They're not necessarily essential or required in every industry or for every role, but savvy job seekers always have one ready to go. "A lot of companies still ask candidates for a cover letter when they apply, especially if they're doing so through an online application system," explains says Tina Nicolai, executive career coach and founder of Résumé Writers' Ink.
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Amazon launches STEM store for kids
GeekWire
Everything's coming up STEM these days, and that's a good thing. Amazon joined the fray recently by launching its STEM: Toys & Games section of the site. "We chose these toys because they have clear goals and encourage kids to learn STEM skills while having fun," the site reads. If you haven't already, you can check out the curated STEM products on the site. Games start for ages preschool and up, and there are even editors' picks, and top picks are featured when you open the page.
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Black unemployment: College degree offers advantages, but no escape from racialized job markets
International Business Times
As the U.S. economic recovery inches forward, it's become popular in some circles to suggest that anyone who's qualified and wants a job can find one. "This is a tremendous time to go to work if you've got the skills," John Engler, head of a powerful business lobby, said on a recent call with reporters, endorsing a view that's long been fashionable among employers, especially in high-tech Silicon Valley. But that view is also inaccurate. Data show that the "skills gap" is largely a myth. There are still more job seekers than job openings in most industries. And for educated workers who are black, the canard is especially clear.
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6 things older workers can do to find a job faster
Business News Daily
While finding a new job is a difficult task for nearly everyone who has been unemployed, it's especially tough on older workers, new research finds. Half of those between the ages of 45 and 70 who've been unemployed during the past five years are still out of work, according to a study from AARP. Specifically, 38 percent remained unemployed, while 12 percent decided to stop working.
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