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Jobs Network Meetings Archive

by Mark Lombard,

An October 28, 2013 article in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News highlighted North Carolina as a hot spot for biotech jobs in the US, noting that the Triangle region in particular “is enjoying another wave of biopharma growth—not as much from drug developers as from contract research organizations. The region is home to the world’s largest CRO, Quintiles, as well as numerous others including giants INC Research and PRA International…” Our October Jobs Network event featured...

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by Jim Shamp

The NCBiotech Jobs Network program September 30 attracted more than 50 people to hear three professional science writers describe their very different jobs. Bottom line: Science writing is varied, fast-changing but still very much alive as a career for those willing and able to pay the dues.
 

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Tags: Alternate careers, Tags: Events, Tags: Networking
by Drew Applefield, Ph.D., Business and Technology Development Associate

Your strengths help define you as a person and a working professional. Cultivating your strengths can help you make better decisions and ultimately lead a more fulfilling life. On August 26th, Betsy Smith joined the NCBiotech Jobs Network to discuss "Playing to your...

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by Mark Lombard

Some 70 attendees of our most recent job network event on July 29 learned strategies for cultivating resilience during the job search. Six more joined the event by phone from The Catalyst Group in Charlotte. Executive coach and motivational speaker Sarah...

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by John Balchunas, Director of Workforce Development

On June 25th, NCBiotech Jobs Network hosted Heather Hollick to deliver a talk entitled “Networking: A New Mindset.” Heather led us through her personal journey into the world of networking as an introvert. Based on the feedback we've received, she definitely delivered!

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by Drew Applefield, Ph.D.

So you’ve been coming to NCBiotech Jobs Network events. You’ve developed the perfect resume and a great elevator pitch. You’ve built up your professional network, and you’ve landed an interview with a great company.

Now what?

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by Deborah Thompson

NCBiotech works in the community to make connections that create life science jobs in the state. Because of our role in economic development, it’s appropriate that we at the Center work to retain talent in the state when companies downsize.
That was NCBiotech’s motivation for starting the NCBiotech Jobs Network. But for me, personally? I do it for the smiles....

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by Deborah M. Thompson, Ph.D.

On April 29, NCBiotech Jobs Network hosted a panel of experts who answered the question how do you “Grow Your Future” in North Carolina agriculture. Gwyn Riddick, Vice President for Agricultural Biotechnology, welcomed attendees and noted that connecting people to jobs and companies to skilled workers is one of the most important...

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by Cynthia Sollod, Ph.D

The March meeting of the NC Biotech Jobs Network kicked off with a welcome by Mike Wilkins, Senior Vice President Statewide Operations and Economic Development of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. Mike talked about NCBiotech’s mission of economic development in support of North Carolina’s life science industry. He said it was important for the Center to keep a qualified and talented workforce in the state.

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by Deborah M. Thompson, Ph.D.

On March 6 2013, the NCBiotech Jobs Network teamed with the Industrial Fellowship Program to present NCBiotech Jobs Spring Workshop: Work Styles, Strengths and Skills. Supported in part by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the event was aimed at job seekers of all ages and levels of experience. The workshop gave attendees some tools to create a comprehensive job search strategy.

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