Wednesday, August 29, 2012

May 2012 Newsletter for Research Professionals


The Newsletter for Research Professionals     
May 2012

Landing the job!

The focus for May is landing the job.

If you are in the middle of a job search, there will be times when you are at your wits end. Despite submitting countless applications, your phone might not ring. You may interview for a job and never hear back from the company. On the other hand, you could be offered the position you sought, only to learn the compensation is much lower than you expected. The following are tips for enhancing your search and coping with the frustration and the heartache.
 
 Set Measurable Goals
Give yourself firm deadlines and stick to them. Write notes to keep you on task and make the tasks very specific. Decide how many companies you will approach through ResearchNetwork.com each day and then stick to the plane. Meeting specific goals will boost your morale and add momentum to your search.

Be in Work
It is often said that getting a job is a job in itself. Take a workday approach to your job search.

Stay Positive
A long job search can test your pride, patience and self-confidence. Don’t beat yourself up; you are certainly not alone in today’s high unemployment economy.
It’s common for hundreds of resumes to flood a company for just one position. It’s an employer’s market and you’ll need to bring your A-Game to stand out from the crowd. 

Top 15 Tips for Preparing for the Job Interview:

1. Do Your Homework
2. Have a Focused Plan
3. Schedule Networking
4. Arrive 10 Minutes before the Interview
5. Use a Professional Email
6. Get Business Cards
7. Stay Updated
8. Practice Your Writing Skills
9. Customize Your Resume
10. Proofread Your CV
11. Bring Copies of Your Resume: 12. Streamline Your List of Pertinent Work Experiences
13. Use Active Verbs
14. Be Careful with Acronyms and Jargon
15. Send Your Resume in the Right File Format

Creating the contemporary curriculum vitae

The focus for May is landing the job


You’ve filled out hundreds of online job applications, and have never heard from an employer. You are beginning to feel rejected, unloved and unappreciated.

Why doesn’t anyone call back? The reason may be in your resume and you haven’t noticed it.

Start by assessing the basics. Your resume is neat, truthful, printed in a simple font, no smaller than 11 points, no more than two pages covering the last 10 years, and that it is spell-checked and proofread.

The objective of a good resume is to get you hired. Create a resume rich in nouns (titles, duties, responsibilities), not verbs (action words). You’ve probably been taught to create a “results oriented” resume. They do not work anymore. Everyone “generated top results,” “managed profitability” and “won industry-wide awards,” and the scanner is not interested.

The second minefield is the wording you use to describe your job responsibilities, especially if you are changing fields or job levels.

Keep your resume up to date and remember that today employers have easy ways to find you before you find them. Keep a current resume posted online on a credible job site such as ResearchNetwork.com

Need a Research Professional?

Clinical, legal, academic, marketing, quantitative, consulting, scientific, consumer! Every niche available to the research community is represented within our job search database. This is the most complimentary reflection we at ResearchNetwork have of our success in matching the right research candidates with the professional organizations that need them. Our service providers are the best in the industry. Our service buyers know this and that is why we are the most trusted employer/employee match-making service on the internet for research professionals.

We are proud to call some of the most dynamic companies in the world, with a focus on excellence in staff recruitment and management, our clients. If you are an employer interested in joining the ResearchNetwork network, we invite you to browse our site, become a member and join in our success.

To all of our members and guests, we welcome you and thank you for your ongoing interest. We hope you have enjoyed the information provided here. We would love to hear your thoughts on this and any other aspect of our site, please contact us anytime.

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