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CAREERS: Getting Where You Want to Go

Looking for a job in industry? Travis at Bitesize Bio shares advice on landing an industry job in a new location. Having a non-local address on your CV can be a major hurdle, he notes, even when you're willing to pay for the cost of moving yourself. "In this job market, it can be very difficult to get companies to agree to meet with you if you live elsewhere, even if you are willing to bear the burden yourself," he writes. Your best bet may be to remove your address from the CV entirely, he suggests -- that "will help ensure your background is reviewed instead of being screened out due to the address line on your resume," he adds. "Once you are past the first hurdle, how you handle this in a phone screen or interview is crucial. Tell the employer that you are definitely relocating yourself to the area; you are just looking for the right position, and you do not expect any relocation assistance."

Of course, if we all had personal flying suits, maybe none of this would be an issue.

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.