Finding your next job

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<p>Finding your next job</p> <p>1Finding your next job</p> <p>Journeymen ScientistsSuzy Rigby</p> <p>2Journeymen Scientists run bank of experienced locum scientists providing short term placements for local life science companies</p> <p>We also run LABREADY courses aimed at bridging the gap between academia and industry and upskilling/refreshing basic lab skills after a career break.Who we are</p> <p>2</p> <p>3Reasons for lookingWhat to consider ResourcesPreparationCareer changeSummary</p> <p>Finding your next job</p> <p>4RedundancyNew graduate/post graduateLooking to change directionYour next career moveYour current employer is not providing opportunitiesNeed a better work-life balance</p> <p>Reasons for looking for your next job</p> <p>5Your skillsGeographic considerationsMoneyPart-time/full timeHome workingAsk your current employer for opportunities</p> <p>Take time to work through the list and create a picture of the job you want what is non-negotiable and what is nice to have</p> <p>Considerations</p> <p>6</p> <p>Finding your new job starts with working out what YOU want </p> <p>Look for the companies that fit the criteria in terms of geography, size and cultureConsiderations</p> <p>7InternetRegister on relevant job sites and make your profile public e.g. Access ScienceUse company websites to search for opportunitiesYour networkDo you know anyone who is or has worked for that company?Ask about any opportunities that may not yet be advertisedLocal network organisations will provide lists of local relevant companies e.g. Medilink, Bionow, LATi, British Chambers of CommerceLocal Enterprise Partnership (LEP) websites can provide information D2N2 Growth Hub posts local jobs look for your local one</p> <p>Resources</p> <p>8Create a professional profileUse LinkedInUse your network to make connectionsKey skills and recent achievements Change your status to seeking if possibleFollow and like companies that interest youIf possible contact the recruiting manager or HR to ask about the positionPreparation</p> <p>9Get you CV up to scratchKeep it concise and relevantReview it and get an independent eyeSpell check, spell check, spell checkUse key words found in the job advertMake sure your skills are prominent and provide examples of how you have applied these in a professional environment How have these examples given resultsE.g. I developed a new method for cell culture which speeded up assay times resulting in higher throughput for the projectPreparation CV</p> <p>10</p> <p>Practice your interview techniqueGet some answers for key questionsWhy are you interested in this role?What skills do you have that make you a fit for this job?Practice the STAR technique for interview questionsFind sample interview questions or assessment centre questionsResearch the company and the interviewerLook at company websites and think how your skills will advance the companys aims and visionUse LinkedIn to check profiles Prepare your own questions about the company/roleNever forget the basicsAppearance, Be on time, Eye contact, Body language, Be engaged and interestedPreparation Interview</p> <p>11</p> <p>Identify your transferrable skillsWhat experience do you have which is relevant to the new position.Taking courses is a good way to demonstrate that you are serious about your new career.Look for opportunities to gain work experienceUse your network- do you know someone who you could work shadow.Websites like career shifters offer courses to help in looking for that new career.Be prepared to start at the bottom.</p> <p>Career change</p> <p>12Identify the type of job you want and whyResearch companies and opportunitiesPrepare your CV Prepare for interviewFor career changes look for opportunities to gain experience and identify your transferrable skillsUSE YOUR NETWORK and CONTACTSSummary</p>