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?

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

Ten Secrets of a Successful Résumé

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.

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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.

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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

Are you asking these job search questions?

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

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 or come and ask them directly on Wednesdays or Fridays!

Feedback and Questions from Bioscience Job Seekers

Bioscience Job Search Steps

How do you prep for your interviews?

How do you prep for your interviews?

Interviews are NOT like being hauled into the principal’s office.  

Interviews are NOT like being hauled into the principal’s office.  

Don’t start out in a “one down” position.  Remember that you are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you.  Go in with confidence because you have prepared well.

Nor are interviews like networking coffee dates.

Make sure that they have a job you actually want, as well as one you can do. 

You know how, when you are shopping for a new house or even just a couch, the places and details can really run together.  Do not let this happen in your job search!! Keep notes!  You do NOT want to call the hiring manager by the name of the one at the last interview!!

Do let me know if you need some help with any of this.  You can schedule a time to practice or I can help you with the details of the prep! If you have never talked with me before, schedule here.   If we have already had our first conversation then schedule here or here

How to Fail at Job Search

Do you fail at job search?

When you fail at job search can be depressing.  Waiting for the Fairy Job Mother doesn’t work and sending your resume to 200 jobs online is a recipe for clinical depression!

Join Judson Walsh, of Lee Hecht Harrison and I, Connie Hampton, for a 30 minute podcast on how to take control of your job search and not be dependent on the uncontrolled or uncontrollable parts of your job search. 

Most jobs (50-75% of them) never make it to the internet or to a recruiter.  

The chances of making it through the online application process are about 2 in 100.  And recruiters don’t know every job out there or what it is you really want.

So what is a job seeker to do?

  1. Know what you want and what companies are most likely to employ people to do that.
  2. Be known to the people in the departments you want to work in and the hiring managers.
  3. Be Top of Mind (otherwise known as a regular program of follow up!)
  4. Be Liked and Trusted to solve their problem.

Do your homework!  Outsourcing your job search to anyone else will slow down the process, cost you more in time and money and not guarantee a thing!!

Want to discuss it?

Book a call now!



The Job Seeker’s Tasks

Your Tasks as a Job Seeker

Job Seeker


The Job Seeker’s tasks are:

  • To be find-able online – LinkedIn, G+, Twitter, Facebook, and other professional social media and association sites and possibly your own website
  • To be known and have your skills known by the right people in the companies you want to work for
  • To be remembered by those people when they need your skills
  • To be liked by them so that they would want to work with you
  • To be trusted by them to have the knowledge and skills to solve their problem

 For a strategic plan, tools and information about how you can do this, register for our next free open office hours


How to Fail at Job Search

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

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

Do your internet profiles move you toward your next job?


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Have you looked at your internet profiles (especially your LinkedIn Profile) lately?  Or any of your other ones (G+, Facebook, Twitter, and the specialized ones)?  Does what you say there reflect what you have accomplished this year?  What you have learned? 

Whether or not you will be looking for a new job this year, now is the time to brag a little, or at least record what you have done.

Do you know what industry you want to be in next year?  Does your profile show how you are a member of that “tribe”?  Do you use the keywords used there?  If you don’t know what they are, take a number of job postings and company webpages and put them in and see which words show up the most.  Are these your keywords?  Do you “own” them?  Have you used them in your Profile summary and in the descriptions of your previous jobs? 

This is not about a current job search (although it is essential that you do this if you are looking), it is about what you know and what you do. 

You can enhance your current job by focusing on how you use these skills and expertise in this job.  Many people don’t fill out their LinkedIn Profile and don’t really have a record of what they do and have done.  This makes it much harder for recruiters and employers to find you, but it also means that the people who “check you out” on social media don’t really get a good understanding of you, your work and what you are interested in.  Your “social and personal brand” suffers.  You get to control this, so you might as well! 

I recommend that you re-read your Profiles at least once a year to see if they still represent you and your goals. 

If you are now in business development and the last time you updated your LinkedIn Profile you were in research, you are not a clear candidate and people wonder what you are really up to!

If you need help with this, please do get a quick review or have me optimize your LinkedIn Profile or G+ and other profiles.

Or get a few quick coaching sessions so you will always be able to do it yourself.