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Jobs Network Meetings Archive

by John Balchunas, Director of Workforce Development

North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Senior Vice President for Financial Planning and Development Doug Edgeton welcomed the attendees and shared with the audience the importance of the job networking group with respect to NCBiotech’s overall mission of job creation, talent retention, and industry growth.

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by Deborah M. Thompson, Ph.D.

The NCBiotech Jobs Network kicked off its 2013 series January 28 with an event focused on speed networking.

We provided a short introduction to networking tips and tricks, then attendees paired off and practiced what they learned. It was an opportunity for Jobs Network attendees to broaden their professional networks and prepare for future networking events. Here are some of the key points we covered:

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by Deborah M. Thompson, Ph.D.

North Carolina Biotechnology Center CEO Norris Tolson welcomed the attendees and reminded us all that our state’s great scientific talent is a draw for companies considering relocating to NC. Therefore talent retention is as important as talent recruitment and talent development for industry growth.

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by Deborah M. Thompson, Ph.D.

Borrowing a line from the Grateful Dead classic, our October event featured personal stories and professional advice from three North Carolinians whose career paths have taken some interesting twists and turns.  These mid-career professionals have had various experiences in academia, industry and government, working for non-profits as well as multinational corporations.  Our panel included Marcelo Anderson, Associate Director, Manufacturing Sciences, Biogen Idec; Bill Bullock, Vice President, Bioscience Industrial Development, North Carolina Biotechnology Center; and Neil Jones, Co-founder...

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by Deborah M. Thompson, Ph.D.

We had a great turnout at the NCBiotech Job Network event on September 27,  with 42 attendees (including 6 recruiters and hiring managers).

Katie Trapp, NCBiotech’s Web Editor, gave a presentation about the value of creating a digital persona as a part of a job search strategy. She walked the attendees through various online communities (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook), approaches (blogging, videos) and tools (word clouds), and how to...

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