Which is better? A recruiter or applying online?

Which is better?  

“Using” a bioscience recruiter or applying to the bioscience job online?

some of the many job boards, not all have bioscience jobs

The recipe for clinical depression in the bioscience world

I was asked this by a bioscience job seeker who had just spent a considerable amount of time “updating” his CV, but did not know which companies he should be applying to.

Read this blog and you will find that I teach something completely different:

Job boards and “career pages” fill 20% of the jobs out there, but your personal chances of getting even a phone screen are down around 2%. That is a recipe for clinical depression!

Recruiters work for the companies, so if they don’t have the job you are qualified for, they don’t have a job for you and trying to get our attention will really only irritate us and, therefore, you.

 

targeted networking

Recruiters are not Talent Agents.  We don’t pick a player and shop him around to the various teams working to get him the best deal, like a “hot” athlete.  (Or if we were to consider it, you had better be cash on the hoof – better than everyone else out there and within commute distance of the company paying for the search.)

I’m sorry that this is the harsh reality.

75% or more of all jobs, high or lowly, are filled, not by what you know, not even by who you know, but by who knows you.

Here is a short podcast about this.

For more actionable steps to design your targeted networking strategy, Book a Call Here!

Industries, Niches, Companies and Colleagues

How can you find the right companies for your job search?

 

Here is the (long) replay of the webinar about finding the right industry, niche, companies and people for your next job.  

The job seeker’s task is to be:

  • Find-able
  • Known
    • by just the right people in the right places
  • Remembered
  • Liked
  • Trusted

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You need to have a well-thought out plan for your job search so that the ATS machines don’t just swallow your resumes whole and send them to a black hole.  That only leads to clinical depression!

Be selective and start with knowledge!

 

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