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.

Tel. 01438 743 047

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CK Clinical Job Hunting Workshop

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

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