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Job Search 101 - What to Avoid (2)

Some people, when about to lose a job or just after finishing an assignment, suppose themselves as” being available for reassignment” or” available.” This may work for gemstone stars, star athletes and other people notorious for their particular chops and moxie, but it really doesn’t for the maturity of workers. However, stop reading, If it does work for you.

For the rest of us, the job hunt really is about changing and being set up. You have to do both. Staying to be set up is like being the average-looking high academy good girl who’s” available” but still does not get asked to the cotillion because the average high academy boy just did not ask.

So how can you find the right coming job, and how can you be set up?

The first step is to know what chops and moxie you have and how to express those chops in the language of the people you want to know about them. The internet has given us the expression” keywords.” These are words and expressions used in your area of moxie that is searched for by babe, used in job bulletins, spoken by hiring directors when they ask HR to find someone and used over the cafeteria tables by the brigades that work for them. They’re specific and specialized. They’re infrequently aspirational or even motivational. Do you know what your keywords are?
You can find your keywords in your old resumes, your old performance reviews, and your old biographies. A better place to find them is in the biographies of people with titles you want, job descriptions of jobs you want, the websites of the companies you’re most interested in and in discussions with the people in the companies you want.

Some exemplifications
Actinobacteria
Bacillus
Bacteroides
DNA, Bacterial
Drug Discovery
Escherichia coli
Gastrointestinal Tract
Gene Expression Regulation, Bacterial
Genes, Bacterial
Genome, Bacterial
Host-Pathogen relations
Metabolic Networks and Pathways
Molecular Sequence Data
Operon
Pseudomonas
Yes, it’s peculiar and will not find you” Any job”( as in” I want a job, any job”). It’ll enable you to manage a career you really want. A flashback that hiring directors do not hire generically. They hire to break a specific problem. Yes, they do want further than that, but to get in the door, you have to speak their language.

 

How do you use these keywords to be set up?

Use them, in natural language and in lists, in your online biographies, your prolusions, your resumes, your discussion, your posts and commentary on LinkedIn Groups and G Communities and BioWebSpin Public bulletins and wherever people look at you. ( Well, not on a sign around your neck at the grocery store!) Work them into your PAR statements and” dragon-rubout stories.” And make it sound natural, not like you just flumped them in aimlessly. You need to sound like you actually know what a” metabolic network”( or whatever your keyword is) is and why it’s essential.

 

What does not work

Using” fluff” words or overused hopeless expressions like

largely good
Results concentrated
operative leader
Has gift for
Energetic
Confident
Professional
Successfully
visionary
You need to show that you’re these effects using your keywords in PAR statements.
History I entered by US Post a well-written letter on precious paper from an educated Administrative Vice President of Operations for a medical group. He’s looking for a job. I am not sure he’s changing one. Noway mind that I do not work in that particular part of the assiduity. I am sure he hired someone to write the letter and shoot it for him. I can pick out the keywords, but it is not easy. I’ve no idea what his medical group specialized in( and the drug is veritably technical). I know he’s a warhorse. I know his phone number. I can reach him only by US correspondence or by phone, and no way to telegraph him. His lovely letter went in the reclaim caddy. Do all babes do that? Presumably, some have” do not shoot a capsule” notes on their websites, and some take resumes but simply storehouse them until( if ever) they get a hunt. Some many will connect with him, but what’s the ROI on his investment in hiring a pen and transferring these willy- nilly?

Still, I would look him up on LinkedIn, If I were in his specific part of the” healthcare” assiduity. So for this composition, I did. Now that I’ve seen it, I am a bit more interested. He has some background in my assiduity- Parexel, Pfizer and clinical trials operations. These didn’t appear in his letter. Utmost of the letter is rather hopeless, concentrated on why he’s looking or rather general” There’s no similar beast as a perfect seeker for a healthcare elderly administrative position.” Yes, it does eventually tell me what position he’s interested in( CEO, Susurrus of a medical group), but I am enough of a straightforward person with no time to waste.
I would be happier if he’d used the content of his letter( or some portion of it) to invite me to LinkedIn with him. However, I would have accepted his assignment ( as would most babes but do not have further than 10 of your LinkedIn connections be babe) and let him know that, while I am glad to be connected, If he had. I would have checked with him as soon as I did.

I would have liked a LinkedIn assignment like this.
Hi, Connie,

Do you retain COOs and CEOs for medical groups and companies doing clinical trials in X? I’d love to be connected with you if you do.
I’ve been managing brigades X times and have a record I am proud of. Please take a look at my Profile then( link).

Thanks for your time,
Name

Or if he’d set me up on LinkedIn, he could have invited me directly.
A flashback that we’re all swamped. The harder you make it for someone to notice you, the harder you make it to be set up.

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