The Newsletter for Research Professionals June/July 2010
Some researchers are getting the plum jobs and others aren’t. This months newsletter will focus on why? If you are an unemployed researcher, looking for a change, or a freelance researcher, then this month’s newsletter is a MUST read.
ResearchNetwork.com has hundreds of clients regularly looking for researchers. Often they will post a job but more often they will look through the résumé files uploaded to the site. These employers often never search beyond the CVs before finding someone they want to fill a vacant position. Thus it is imperative that researchers not only search the job bank but also retain a current résumé online and on-site.
The merits of a well written résumé cannot be overstated. A résumé is a first impression, without which a job seeker does not stand a chance of getting to the interview stage of the hiring process. The internet is a marvellous resource for employers and job hunters, especially because online job sites eliminate the onerous task of sending a CV by snail mail to any number of potential employers. Now CVs can be maintained online and seen by thousands of employers looking specifically for someone like you. If your CV isn’t uploaded to ResearchNetwork.com you may be missing out on jobs as we speak.
In the world of really cool research happenings; a scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory in the United States has created visible-light catalysis using siler chloride nanowires decorated with gold nanoparticles which may decompose organic molecules in polluted water! The reason this is so cool from a science and research perspective is that it means that they have created nanowires with a completely new set of properties that are significantly different from the originals. This is also an excellent research discovery for humanity and nature because what it means, in plain English, is the possibility that polluted water can run through these gold decorated nano wires and the organic pollution decomposed. Now that is radical and ground breaking research! Watch for more in the next issue.
Our makeover is complete and our new look is a success. ResearchNetwork now boasts over 250,000 members with nearly 3000 job vacancies at any given time. Our professional groups and blogs are proving popular with increasing participant numbers making for some lively discussion and brilliant networking opportunities. Keep supporting us and please, keep the feedback coming in, it is the comments of our clients which keep us contemporary and providing the service that meets your needs – our goals.
research Advice to new researchers… or those who want a refresher
Know when to stop searching. Wanting to be thorough is admirable but because knowledge about any subject, when you start branching off, is pretty much infinite it is good to know where and when to stop searching and begin developing ideas; analyzing and re-creating hypothesis as you go. Doing this periodically will enhance any project by focusing the direction of future research. Stopping before you have learned everything about the subject will also prevent you from falling into old patterns or limiting what you learn by promulgating too many preconceived ideas.
Once you have your original ideas and theories you can test them against what is already known and this will take you down avenues you may not have anticipated at the start. Finally be courageous, don’t be afraid to take risks or ask questions that others may think are daft. Original ideas are rarely popular before they are proved true.
ResearchNetwork.com isn’t just about jobs. It’s about facilitating relationships in the research community. Groups are available for members to make it simple and easy to connect with other professionals and companies seeking research expertise. Networking groups can also connect members with former colleagues and classmates in the research world. Uploading a photo will help others to place you, and personalize your portfolio.
tHIS month’s NUMERO UNO job interview TIP:
Dress for the part. Again this month’s tip may seem obvious but it is amazing how many people think they can wear jeans to a job interview as long as they are clean. Not true. Even if the work environment you’re trying to get into is casual you aren’t there yet! A great first impression, one which says, I respect myself and this process, is well dressed, clean, ironed and not casual. If a suit is too over the top for your personality still put the effort into proper slacks or skirt, a tie or scarf will dress up any outfit and clean leather shoes. Don’t even think about sneakers. Never forget that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.
“The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ''What does a woman want?'' Sigmund Freud
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