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  • Virtually every aspect of what employers seek can be framed as an accomplishment – skills, values, experience, results, subject-matter knowledge, uniqueness, proof of performance.
  • You want to take every opportunity you can find to incorporate action verbs into your resume. The main way to do that is to replace any weak verbs you’ve written.
  • As a valued member of our BioSpace community, we are eager to hear more from you and other readers in 2019. We want to know your if you have 'work-life balance' with your job.
  • Attempting to customize your resume yourself can be a time-consuming process, which might not lead to more interview requests. Here’s how to effectively tweak your resume for a job!
  • According to a BioSpace survey, almost 70% of respondents are likely to look for a new job in the 12 months. The question is, why? Of those planning to look for a new job, 54% said they wanted new challenges and 42% said they wanted more rewarding opportunities. How about you? Are you ready to lo...
  • Employers already have a fairly good idea of the position you want if you’re applying to their open role. Instead, they want to know what you bring to the table. This is where an executive summary comes in.
  • Writing a cover letter is, for most people, one of the most dreaded parts of the entire job search. People usually have fairly strong feelings around writing -- they either love it or they hate it with a passion so strong that even the thought of putting “pen to paper” sends them into a panic.
  • As a valued member of our BioSpace community, we are eager to hear more from you and other readers in 2019. We want to know if you've updated your resume and components that make it competitive.
  • Do you know what employers in the life sciences industry value when it comes to hiring? Many professionals don’t know, and as a result they just send out their resume and hope for the best.
  • When evaluating which candidate to offer the job, employers and hiring managers are not only assessing your skill level and on-the-job competencies, but they are also on the lookout for the right “fit” for that particular role.
  • Are you a life sciences professional over 40? If so, have you noticed differences in how you’re treated by recruiters and hiring managers during your job search?
  • Being fired, while discouraging in the moment, is not a career killer. In fact, sometimes the jolt of getting that proverbial “pink slip” can actually inspire you take stock of your wider career path and goals as you put yourself back on the job market.
  • Crafting a well-organized, powerful resume is one of the most important aspects of being on the job market. But, all of your hard work on your job application materials can be undone in a second if you make some of these grave resume mistakes.
  • When you are constantly hearing, “Thank you for your time, but we went with another candidate,” or you’re regularly submitting applications online, but not ever getting a response back, it can be frustrating.
  • Have you ever experienced a career epiphany but lacked the resolve to act on it? Don’t feel bad, especially if “acting on it” meant leaving a secure, albeit unfulfilling, job for a new career in a different industry.
  • The moment you step on the job market, you’re selling yourself. Yes, you, the job seeker, are a “brand,” and each touchpoint you have with a potential new employer is an opportunity to “sell” that brand, that vision of your candidacy, the promise of yourself as a future team member and employer.
  • As a valued member of our BioSpace community, we are eager to hear more from you and other readers in 2019. Which channel is better when applying for jobs?
  • Career paths are not always perfectly linear and uninterrupted. Life happens, and sometimes even the most driven, successful professionals end up with a significant gap in their employment status.
  • Results from a recent BioSpace Community Survey indicated that 67% of life science respondents are likely to look for a job in the next 12 months. With an influx of talent in the market, how can life science professionals set themselves apart to make a positive impression and land the job?
  • Evaluating job candidates for their soft skills rather than their technical know-how, education, or professional training has become a top priority for many, if not most, employers.