People say that looking for a job is a job in itself, and that is very true. It takes time and effort, but it will pay off! I ended up with a job that I love, but did not even know it existed before I started looking. So keep an open mind and talk to everyone you can; even if they do not have a job for you, they may know someone who does. There are few better places to be looking for a job in the pharmaceutical/biotech/CRO worlds than North Carolina, so take...
Jobs Network Meetings Archive
In the last few years, it has become a professional requirement to have a robust LinkedIn profile. Job seekers must have an online profile to accurately represent them professionally; LinkedIn has become this important component of the job search. On May 19, 2014, William Blackmon, founder and CEO of Apogee Social Media Group, discussed how job seekers can leverage the power of social media and LinkedIn.
By Rachel Krasich, Ph.D., NCBiotech research analyst intern
“Where is best place to start looking for jobs?”
“How do I improve my resume so I get noticed?”
“What do I do if I want to switch fields?”
The Jobs Networking event at the NC Biotech Center for the month of April was on Exploring Biomanufacturing...
NCBiotech Jobs Network: Working Effectively with Executive Recruiters
Blog by Ali Ghiassi, Account Manager Aerotek and Steering Committee member, NCBiotech Jobs Network
This month’s NC Biotech Jobs Network featured a panel of three consulting experts who discussed their experiences in starting their own consulting businesses. Panelists included James Iademarco, Principal, Strategic Avalanche LLC; Nannette (Net) Stangle-Castor, Ph.D., President and Founder, InnoVector Tech Inc.; and Scott Rockafellow, President, Granite Beach Management. Each panelist gave a short slide presentation and provided complementary lessons on what is required to become a consultant.
Those of us who are professional scientists who want to stay in North Carolina are luckier than many job seekers because of the help and guidance provided by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.
I love the January NCBiotech Jobs Network events! Everyone comes back from the holidays recharged and revving their “search engines” to reinvigorate their job search. So it’s no surprise that we had a packed house January 27 for our first NCBiotech Jobs Network of 2014. And since it’s a new year, it’s only fitting for the NCBiotech Jobs Network to revisit a basic 101-level course: Intro to … well, intros...
Monday’s presentation at the NC Biotech Jobs Network featured Sperry Krueger, Research Librarian at NC Biotech. Sperry demonstrated a few tricks using her favorite non-traditional research tools: LinkedIn, and NIH Reporter. She showed how to use these tools to identify companies and contacts in the job search.
In her weekly newsletter HeatherHollick asks “What is your theme for the week?” She and I have been exploring the value of networking, and I’ve been asking myself if I need to refocus and direct my networking to be more productive. As a result, my theme for this week was No More Mindless Mingling. So when I found myself at Triangle Biotech Tuesday, I wondered if, only two days into the week, I’d already violated my theme.