Research tips for your job search

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Research tips for your job search

  1. 1. Digging Deeper:Research Tips for your Job Search Karin J. Shank, M.S., M.L.S. karin_shank@ncbiotech.org NORTH CAROLINA BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER
  2. 2. Job Boards• Who publishes the site?• How current are the job postings?• What is the privacy policy for the site?• Do they have an RSS feed or alerting option? NORTH CAROLINA BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER
  3. 3. Company Searching• NCBiotech Company Directory directory.ncbiotech.org/directory  North Carolina specific  Bioscience and support companies  Filtering and keyword searchable NORTH CAROLINA BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER
  4. 4. LinkedIn• LinkedIn – advanced searching  Can be geographically-focused  Keyword searching can yield interesting results  Build your network! NORTH CAROLINA BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER
  5. 5. Keywords are Essential• to get the right job search results• for a clear and useful resume and cover letter• for your elevator speech and networking• to come across well in an interview NORTH CAROLINA BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER
  6. 6. NCBiotech Library Resources• Reference books (grant writing, patents, business plans, regulatory law)• Market Research reports• Journals• Don’t forget your university and public libraries! NORTH CAROLINA BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER
  7. 7. General Company News• Google Finance / Yahoo Finance• Morningstar (NC Live)• Hoover’s (NC Live) NORTH CAROLINA BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER
  8. 8. Biotech / Pharma Industry News• Bio SmartBrief• Fierce Biotech• GenomeWeb Daily News• BIO’s blog/newsletter - BIOtechNOW NORTH CAROLINA BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER
  9. 9. Local News• WRAL Local TechWire• Triangle Business Journal (or other regional business journals)• Google News Alerts – for job news, try: “north carolina” biotechnology• NCBiotech website, LinkedIn groups, etc. NORTH CAROLINA BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER
  10. 10. Trade Journals• Bioprocess International• Nutraceuticals World• Biodiesel Magazine• Contract Pharma NORTH CAROLINA BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER
  11. 11. Salary Information Sources• Access NC (or federal site: O*NET)• NSF’s Workforce: Salaries page• Hutchison Law – Annual Compensation Report• Salary Surveys – published annually by: The Scientist, Genome Technology, ContractPharma• Salary surveys are also provided by associations NORTH CAROLINA BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER
  12. 12. Library Contact Information• We’re open from 9 to 4:30, Mon-Fri• 919-549-8880• library@ncbiotech.org NORTH CAROLINA BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER

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