Sometimes, we work on a subject or topic that does not produce high impact publications or it does not produce at all any paper.
Unfortunately, this reduces chances to get the right job, especially if the boss is not comprehensive and he makes the publication number is an ultimate criteria for selection.
So, I am wondering how to objectively and honestly bypass such an obstacle of a low publication number/quality?
Yet, should we talk or "justify" in the cover letter why we don't have a publication record? If so, how to do it in a (good manner)?
What are "good" reasons or explanations to be raised to cover the absence of publication?
Saying: it was a "bad luck" is not a convincing reason. So, what reasons one can claim?
Thanks for your feed backs,
Edited by Biog, 12 February 2011 - 01:24 AM.