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Job Hunting: How to Make a Good First Impression

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. There is a lot of truth in this old adage and it is especially true for job hunting. Previously, we discussed the importance of the impression your resume leaves on the reader but when you are selected to meet with a company in person, […]

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In Career Development & Networking 31st of August, 2009
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Job Hunting: Wake Up Your Village

When you are searching for a job, sitting at home mailing out resume after resume might work. But if you get everyone in your village out on the hunt for you your chances of success are greatly increased. Your village is everyone you are connected to in your industry. People love to help others in […]

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In Career Development & Networking 14th of August, 2009
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Job Hunting: How to Use Your Network

If you are frustrated with applying to job after job with no response, you probably wonder where your resume ends up after you click “submit” on a job board or a company’s web site. You know it lands in a pile with everyone else’s pile, and you have to make your resume impress the right […]

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Career Clinic #1: Advice for Eclectically Trained Scientists

Vijay, a Bitesize Bio reader with an eclectic array of degrees and diplomas contacted us for advice on his career options: I have 3 diplomas in Fashion Designing, an undergraduate degree in Medicine and a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. I need some career advice. This situation will be familiar to […]

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Should You Use a Recruiter?

Q: Is there a place for a recruiter in your job search strategy? A: A huge, underscored, emphatic YES Recruiters should have a prominent place in anyone’s career decisions. They are, after all, professional networkers whose job it is to make the “match” between company and candidate. They know the lay of the land and […]

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4 Steps to Harness The Power of LinkedIn

So,you’re already on Bitesize Bio AND you’re reading an article about finding a job. That says to me that you are net savvy enough to know about professional networking sites! There are a lot of networking sites on the web now, from Twitter to Facebook and MySpace and LinkedIn. But although each of these sites […]

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How to Make Your Resume Impress

Now that you know who you are trying to impress with your resume, it’s time to focus on how it looks and reads. Remember,.this is NOT the venue to display your creativity. They key is to keep it simple and clear. Follow a simple format that is easy to read – remember that your audience […]

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Job Hunting: Who Do You Need To Impress?

Everyone knows that today’s job market is challenging. While there are fewer jobs, and stiff competition from other job-seekers, opportunity is still out there. My name is Travis Medley, President of Simply Biotech, a San Diego County-based recruitment and staffing company specializing in the biotech industry. Over the coming weeks I will be providing you […]

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