The steps before your resume and why you need them


Long webinar (about an hr.) on the steps before resume

Steps before resume

First steps in your job search and why you need to do these before you write your resume!

Be visible online – show your best and most interesting accomplishments (necessary but not sufficient)

Be known – but only to the people in the companies you are interested in (so know what your criteria are and which companies meet them.  Then network to gain information before you write a resume)

Be remembered, liked and trusted (these are done through appropriate follow up)

Write a resume using the information you gained from your conversations with the people in that particular company.  If you have not gotten that information, you are basically asking the interviewer to figure out (based on your skills) where you would fit into his organization.  He doesn’t have the time for that – he is hiring to solve a problem.  Can you do that?  Can he trust you to solve it?

 

What is a resume?

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Ten Secrets of a Successful Résumé

How to mess up your LinkedIn Profile and what not to say

Have you messed up your LinkedIn Profile by using the wrong words?  Or by not using the right ones?

Judson Walsh and I talk with Jeannette about her Profile (and Judson’s)!  It is really not that difficult to rise to the top of the LinkedIn profiles in your niche.  Filling it out, making it pretty, both count.  Use this free advertising!

If you need help with your Profile, download the checklist to the right.

If you want me to take a quick look at your profile, click here.

If you want me to optimize your Profile, click here.

 

Are You Using Your LinkedIn Profile to Your Greatest Advantage

Are You Still Leaving Your Bioscience Job Search Up To Chance?

How to Get that Job in the biosciences

How to get that job in the biosciences: You have been sold a bill of goods about job search! It is not like ordering pizza. It is much more like finding a marriage partner. And while eHarmony and Tindr seem to make it just that easy, you know that face to face is much more likely to allow you to choose what happens next.

You need to look good, know what you want, be known by the people you want and be remembered, liked and trusted. Here is how.

Get your treasure chest of sparkle-y words here
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Steps to your next bioscience job!

Networking is NOT interviewing

Steps to your next bioscience job!

Do you know the steps to your next bioscience job?

You would be surprised at how many people think that every recruiter knows what all the full-time and part-time jobs, consulting gigs, and internships that are out there in the world and which one will fit them in particular.

steps to your next bioscience job; no fairy job mother

That is simply not humanly possible.  

But there are steps you can take to find your next bioscience job AND set yourself up for a satisfying career.  

Steps to your next bioscience job

Be visible using the right keywords for your next job

Know what you really want in your next job and company

Know what companies meet your criteria

Be known by the people in the companies and departments you would like to join

Be remembered, liked and trusted.

Write a resume that stands above the rest

Interview like a consultant

Accept the job and keep networking.

We dig into those steps here

Please do check it out, especially if you thought you knew how hiring worked.

Bioscience Job Search Steps

Recruiters, Candidates and Money

Are you asking these job search questions?

How to build and develop your LinkedIn Profile

Your LinkedIn Profile

How to build and develop your LinkedIn profile

How to build and develop your LinkedIn Profile.  It is necessary that you be visible online.  LinkedIn is the premier professional site, but you probably have others – trade associations, G+, etc.  Post there as well!

The job seeker’s tasks are:

To be visible online, known to the people in the companies you want to work for, remembered before they hire someone else, liked and trusted to solve their problem.

The podcast is above but if you would like to see the webcast, click here

For more help, check out the products and programs offered in the menu or email me at connie@biosciencejobkit.com

Why Dragon-Slaying Stories?

Is Your LinkedIn Profile a Dud?

How Recruiters use Your LinkedIn Profile to Screen People Out or In

Do You Want to Be Found by Recruiters and Hiring Managers?

Do You Know Your Preferred Companies?

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Do you know your preferred companies?

Your preferred companies are the ones you are most interested in working for?  Do you follow them?  Even if you are not currently looking for a job, this process is essential for your career.  

In the webcast, I show you a number of websites that you might want to check out to start developing your list.  This will help you at large networking event as well as finding your next role.

There are thousands of companies that might need your skills and thousands that don’t. But you have to be the one who chooses where to start. There are no Fairy Job Mothers who will take your bucket of skills and drop a job in your lap.  And, if you have spent time and money to get a specialized degree or years of your life learning your trade, you don’t want to work at Macy’s!

 3 things you need before you start your job search and none of them is a resume! 

Finding Your Industry and Companies

The Secret, High Power Start for Your Job Search

Before you start your job search

Jump start your job search

Your job search doesn’t need to be long, depressing and unproductive.

The secret to starting a fast, productive job search is to know exactly what you have to offer and how to tell people about it.

Knowing all of your skills and which ones you want to use in your next job will allow you to skip the unproductive parts of a search and move directly to the jobs you want.

Being able to talk about your skills in a concise and interesting way will allow people to know what you do and figure out if they need your skills to solve their problem. Or if they know someone who does.

Don’t be at a loss for words! Work on it ahead of time so you know which nouns and adjectives are the most appropriate.

Don’t expect that everyone can read your mind or knows what it is you do. Be able to tell them without boring them or talking from the 30000 foot view. You want them to see and hear your interest in what you do, but you don’t want to expect them to share your passion for it.

More tools

Do you have a complete list of your skills and expertise?

How to Fail at Job Search

Visible online so hiring managers and recruiters can find you

Get a Quick Review of Your LinkedIn Profile Today!

Do you know how many kinds of interviews there are?

This Friday Judson and I discussed kinds of interviews.  The first of 2 parts, this one covered prep, types of interviews (8!), confidence and questions you should ask them!  The next will cover negotiation and follow-up. This podcast is 30 minutes long.

Interviewing is not an exam or a dissertation presentation.  It is a conversation to see if you have the skills (and desire) to solve this company’s problem.  They don’t hire if they don’t have a problem.  You need to know ahead of time what that problem is.

How do you prep for your interviews?

Job search is scary and depressing and you need to get over it

Are you asking these job search questions?

Do you have questions and want to see what other people are looking for? Check out BloomBerry.com 

I asked the site for job search questions.  Above I show it to you and talk about my answers to the questions with my opinions.  

Do you have other questions?

Email me at connie@biosciencejobkit.com or come and ask them directly on Wednesdays or Fridays!

Feedback and Questions from Bioscience Job Seekers

Bioscience Job Search Steps

How to Network at an Event

How to network at an event!

Don’t: try to get every business card in the room or give your to everyone there

Do this instead:

Choose 5-10 people to talk with whom you don’t currently know.  Use the attendee sheet if there is one or get there early and look over the name tags.

Spend at least 5 minutes with each one.  If this is a dinner or presentation, you may not have quite enough time.  But don’t do hit-and-run business card exchange.  Very disappointing.

Take notes on the back of their business card.  Find out what you can give them. Link? Introduction? A coffee date? What are they curious about?

Follow up within 24 hours with the link, intro, time and place to talk over coffee.  If you know what they are working on, look it up for a link or two.  Ask a good, geeky question.

At NO point beg for a job.  This is not an interview, even if you are networking with someone at a company where you would like to work.

Get your questions answered here: Complimentary Open Office Hours

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