travismedley

Travis is the President of Simply Biotech, a specialized recruiting and staffing firm dedicated exclusively to the biotech industry in San Diego County. More information may be found at www.simplybiotech.com

Articles by travismedley:

18 Things You Need to Know for Job Hunting Success

We recently attended a meeting for job seekers in the biotech industry during which a panel of senior Human Resources professionals answered questions and provided insight for people looking to find work within biotech. The points that they shared were not all that different from what we have discussed in previous blogs, but I think…

15 Mar 2010 Career Development & Networking

Protecting Your Professional Image in the 21st Century

We all know how important image is to a job search. It’s crucial. This is why we wear a nice suit and print our resumes on thick paper. It’s all about image. And yet, sometimes job seekers fail to remember the image that they are presenting on the internet. Be careful about what you Tweet!…

26 Feb 2010 Career Development & Networking

How NOT to Receive Phone Calls in Your Job Hunt

Being in the recruiting business, we make a lot of calls to candidates each day. And you would be surprised how many job seekers have put a lot of thought into their resume, but fail to follow through by ensuring a professional phone experience. Remember that when a hiring manager calls you, it is your…

08 Feb 2010 Career Development & Networking

How To Get An Industry Job In A New Location

A major hurdle to getting an industry job in a new country is that many companies will only interview local candidates. Many job seekers think that if they are willing to pay to move themselves, this ceases to be a hurdle but, unfortunately, this is not true. Even if you are willing to pay their…

22 Jan 2010 Career Development & Networking

How Forgiveness Can Help Your Job Hunt

2009 was a tough year for job hunters. But the good news is we are starting to see a lot more “action” on the hiring front. Most of this activity is overdue. Because of recruitment freezes, teams have been stretched and they are working longer hours – often for less pay – and maintaining a larger workload.…

08 Jan 2010 Career Development & Networking

Is Job Hunting Getting You Down?

Not a day goes by (and we’re now at about day 400 of “these” days) that we do not hear from candidates about how frustrated they are with their job search. It doesn’t matter if you have just graduated or have 20 years of industry experience; it’s a rough market out there. What is absolutely…

30 Nov 2009 Career Development & Networking

Measure Twice, Cut Once

This old construction adage has a home within your job search. Attention to detail is crucial, especially in the “e” age. You no longer have your sense of humor, wit, charm, personality or infectious smile to fall back on. Instead, you only have the cold black and white of the written word. So why is…

11 Nov 2009 Career Development & Networking

Holy Cow! How to Negotiate Your Salary

Now that you’ve aced your phone interview and your in-person interview, it’s time to negotiate your salary! Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry. Here’s my advice. First things first. Be sure you remember what you have already communicated about your salary; consistency is key. If you are working with a recruiter, be sure they…

20 Oct 2009 Career Development & Networking

How To Shine in a Job Interview

If you mastered my ‘Nailing Your Phone Interview” tips, you will, of course, now be preparing for your face-to-face interview. So you will be glad to know that I have some killer tips for that too! Often, it’s the subtle nuances and attention to detail will make the choice clear for a hiring manager. So…

30 Sep 2009 Career Development & Networking

How To Nail Your Telephone Interview

The past five years has seen the “phone screen”, where employers interview a large number of candidates over the phone then choose who they’d like to invite for a face-to-face, become an often-used tool. This is unfortunate because it only allows the candidate a short period of time to convey their skills and strengths and,…

16 Sep 2009 Career Development & Networking