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CK Clinical Job Hunting Workshop

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Job hunting tips from CK Clinical, the specialist Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Recruitment agency - www.ckclinical.co.uk. …

Job hunting tips from CK Clinical, the specialist Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Recruitment agency - www.ckclinical.co.uk.

Tel. 01438 743 047

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  • 1. Job Hunting Workshop
    Jonathan Hart-Smith
    jhartsmith@ckagroup.co.uk
    www.ckagroup.co.uk
    University of Leeds Student 1995 - 1999
  • 2. Contents
    CV
    Cover Letter
    Interview
    Other Tips
    Questions
  • 3. CV
    Have you got one?
    Key things on there:
    Who are you?
    How do I contact you?
    What have you done?
    Is it relevant to your application?
    Don’t waffle in the profile
    Spellcheck but beware
  • 4. Cover letter
    What to put in there:
    Where you saw the ad
    Why you are suitable
    Why you want the job
    Keep it to 3/4 side of A4 Max
    Type it
    Tailor it
    Spell Check
    Include your contact details
  • 5. Interview
    Prepare
  • 6. Interview cont.
    Who is interviewing you?
    Dress appropriately
    Think about your body language
    Don’t be afraid to pause before you answer
    Keep calm
    In group interviews address the speaker
    If unclear of the question, clarify
    Remember the interview starts when you walk through the door
    Have some intelligent questions ready
  • 7. Competency based questions
    Behavioural questions backed up with a request for examples
    If you can get hold of a job description and person specification before the interview try.
    Types of Competencies:
    Influencing skills
    Decisiveness
    Team work
    Creativity
    Communication
    Conflict Management
    Organisational skills
    Flexibility
    Leadership
  • 8. Answering Competency based questions
    Situation
    Task
    Achievement
    Result
  • 9. After the interview
    The interview is NOT over until you have left the building, are out of sight and sound
    Send a thank you note / email
  • 10. Other Tips
    Join Linked in
    What about Facebook and twitter? Beware!
    Use your network
    Be realistic
    Think about your career early
    Get experience wherever you can
    Research what opportunities are available
    Register with a maximum of 2 agencies
    Be open minded and flexible
  • 11. Questions