Here’s a tip that you should always keep in mind: Never leave all the question asking up to the interviewer. You always want to ask questions during your job interview. There are three reasons for this:• It helps you uncover information you can’t get anywhere else…who’s a better source than the person hiring for the job?
This blog provides insight into what human resources professionals are looking for in a resume. Hopefully this information will be useful as you craft your resume and tailor it for specific jobs. First and foremost, your resume is a marketing and branding tool that shows your experience, expertise, and other relevant information. This document should be concise and focused, and should tell a story about your background. The reader forms an opinion about you, positive or negative, based on what they see.
How long is it now? How many months of searching Monster, Biospace, Bio Careers, LinkedIn and other sites looking for a job? Six months, nine months, a year? How many screening interviews, HR conversations, talks with CEOs, COOs, CFOs, VPs? Two interviews, three, perhaps four, and then waiting for a call back. And nothing. The line goes dead.
I usually write pieces that are valuable for the talent in our network, but for this article, I decided to write one that pertains more to my own interests. This topic has come up repeatedly in the thousands of emails, resumes, cover letters, and phone messages that I have received throughout the last few years. This is the topic of “contact details.”
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In the last few months, I have received so many questions about cover letters. People have asked me, are they important? Do people read them? Are they worthwhile? Who sees them? Should they be customized? etc, Due to all of the questions, I thought I would write a blog on the subject to provide insight into what HR professionals think and a few tips to make sure yours shines. Are cover letters important?
I have been a postdoctoral fellow for approaching seven years. Over the past few years, I have been instinctively drawn to expand my horizons by joining various associations. I enjoyed leading the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) at my institution; being a member of the Board of Directors and also participating in the Outreach Committee for the National Postdoctoral Association; and being a member of my local Association for Women in Science chapter.
Hi everyone!When I’m asked, “what’s the hardest part of a job search”? I always say the same thing – “making sure that the jobseeker doesn’t mentally and emotionally ‘check out’ of the process” Here is an example of “checking out”… let’s say you find a pertinent (or somewhat pertinent) position in the want ads...you think “hey, I can do that job”, so you send the same generic cover letter and the same CV you’ve sent out a hundred times already…then you sit and hope for a response.