In these uncertain times,
it is very easy to get worried about your future. Maybe
you have lost your job already, or you are facing an
upcoming layoff at your company. Even if you are still
happily employed, the economic downturn is enough to
make anyone a little nervous. However, it is not a time
Thankfully, Bio-Pharma is
usually the last industry to be affected by a recession
and the first to recover from it. Our firm is actually
quite busy with new positions coming into our office
every day, so don’t lose hope. For candidates who are
looking, it is important to remember a few specific things:
- Make sure you have a great resumé to present. Share
it with peers for feedback to ensure it is as good
as it can be.
- Research companies that have products similar to
the ones you have worked on in the past, and approach
them with your qualifications.
- Re-invent yourself. Be looking for positions that
would be slightly outside your current scope of experience
and think of creative ways to present your background
- Be patient, your job search is going to take longer.
Three months would be the average last year, but it
could take up to six months this year.
- Use your network. Be assertive in contacting and
presenting your qualifications to current and former
colleagues. No one can sell you like you, so don’t
hesitate to pick up the phone.
- Contact recruiters you trust to let them know of
your background and interests for the future. Often,
recruiters know about jobs before they even open up.
- Don’t submit yourself to a position on line unless
you absolutely have to. Use your network and the respected
recruiters you know to get in first.
In this economic environment, the databases are overflowing
with resumes and it is hard for companies to filter
If you have additional questions about your job search,
please e-mail Megan at: email@example.com