1st Bioscience Interview Question


Slide1Using a consultative approach to the face-to-face interview, especially in your 1st question, will frame you as an expert in your field.

This question will also reveal what the job really is, not as filtered through HR or recruiter, straight from the manager.  Asking to be told what you can do to help him/her, puts you on the level of the manager – you can help and he/she needs help. This will allow you to avoid the Oliver Twist problem – you won’t be tempted to beg for the job.

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Manage the bioscience interview

tip 49 - manage the bioscience interview

You got a bioscience interview! Congratulate yourself!  You have passed so many hurdles.

Now don’t blow it by being too eager! Be professional and take control of each bioscience interview from the beginning.

  • Choose a time to interview that will allow you to be completely up to speed.
  • See if they will give you the name of the person who will be interviewing you on the phone.  
  • Review what you are bringing to the table, but more important, what problem the company is trying to solve.  
  • Which of your dragon-slaying stories fits this job?  
  • Which words do you want on the tip of your tongue so you sound like a member of the tribe?  

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Video: What has changed in job search and interviews

Interviews: Two old war horses in the “War for Talent” talk about what has changed in hiring and job search. And what to say in interviews (and when).

I’ve been on the front lines of the war in the Bioscience space; Jeff mostly on the IT and Finance space.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter, has been a professional recruiter for more than 40 years.

He is also the author of 6 books and another 15 guides to job hunting that you can pay what you want for at www.TheBigGameHunter.us

He is the host of Job Search Radio on WebTalkRadio.net, No B. S. Job Search Advice Radio and No B. S. Hiring Advice Radio on BlogTalkRadio.com

He has almost 600 videos about job hunting and hiring on YouTube, publishes No B. S. Job Search Advice Ezine and No B. S. Hiring Advice Ezine, too.  Apparently, he no longer needs sleep!

I am learning at his feet – I only have 88 videos (but I’m working to catch up!), newsletters for both job seekers and the hiring teams and 2 websites – this one, Biosciencejobkit.com and one for HR and Hiring Managers at HamptonExecutiveSearch.com

I host 2 Open Office Hours each week for job seekers and one for the hiring teams and also offer webinars and one-on-one coaching for bioscience job seekers.

Schedule a free, 15 minute consultation here, if we have not yet spoken.

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