Science Recruiting

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Thomas Patrick
Chuna

What About Headhunters? Pt. 4

Hello everyone! This month we are continuing the discussion about headhunters, and what they mean to you as a job seeker. In previous blogs, I made the following points about headhunters: 1) Headhunters really aren't the best place to focus most of your efforts as a job seeker 2) The best strategy is to manage your online presence so they can find you. 3) If you manage your expectations of them and cooperate, they can be of value.


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Caroline
Ceniza-Levine

Five Ways To Manage Fear When You Stretch Outside Your Comfort Zone

I thought about writing about growth, since it’s spring, and growth is something that happens when you stretch outside your comfort zone. (I did write about growth for the 4/16 issue of the newsletter in case you missed that one!) But the flip side of the positive growth that comes when you stretch outside your comfort zone is the discomfort, even fear, that often comes with that stretch. Professionally, the stretch might look like this reader question about the discomfort around networking with executives two to three levels above and outside your area.


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Caroline
Ceniza-Levine

Networking From Scratch — If My Professional Network Suddenly Disappeared, Here Is How I Would Build It Up Again

A reader of my recent networking post, Ten People You Need To Have In Your Professional Network, gave me a follow-up challenge: I’ve been to so many lectures or read articles and they all say the same thing. Rely on your network or use your network to accomplish this or that. What they all overlook is explaining how you obtain that network in the first place. Most people I work with don’t have these miracle networks or have the slightest clue as to how to build one, including me. That’s where we need to start, how do you build the network you need. – Karen


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Melanie
Smith

My First Biotech Job Fair

I was at my first biotechnology job fair, managing the company booth, and was the only representative from the company able to attend that day.


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Melanie
Smith

Behavioral Interviewing: More than a Gut Feeling

Back in the 80’s and early 90’s, many hiring managers, recruiters/Human Resources staff, CEO’s and other management folks relied on their “gut feeling” when it came to interviewing prospective new hires.


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Melanie
Smith

Job Loss and Coping with Change

Losing your job can feel a lot like dealing with a death or other devastating loss (the process can be very similar). There’s the financial aspect - you had plenty of money to feed your family, pay your mortgage, now you don’t.  The social aspect - you spent 8+ hrs/day with your co-workers, & they’re suddenly out of your life (for many of us, work is kind of a “second home”). Loss of identity - you walked around saying “I’m a scientist for _____ company” and now you say “I’m unemployed” (that can be very hard for some folks).


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Melanie
Smith

What Does a Biotech Recruiter Look For?

As a Recruiter reviews a resume, there are certain things that we typically look for and want to see in a resume, and certain things we just don’t want to see.


Isaiah Hankel

Isaiah
Hankel

5 Reasons PhDs Are Valued More Than Other Job Candidates

The idea that getting a PhD is going to hurt your chances of getting a non-academic job is a misconception. In fact, most PhDs go on to get non-academic jobs and most get paid more than non-PhDs in the same position.


Connie Hampton

Connie
Hampton

Which is better? To Use a Recruiter or to Apply Online?

The short answer is “Neither” and here is why. The way hiring works is that a company does not hire unless they have a problem they can’t solve with the people that are already paying. Why would they hire somebody if their team can get it done? The first person who knows that they’re not getting it done is the person responsible for getting it done. This person would be a colleague/coworker, not the hiring manager. The hiring manager only finds out about it when the deadlines not met.  At that point he says, “Dang we have to hire somebody! Who do we know?”