Career Development Seminar and Reception
Boston, Monday May 6th, 1996
Westin Copley Place Hotel
Here's a unique opportunity to enjoy a trade show and exhibition of
scientific equipment, mingle with executives from employers from all parts
of the country, and then see a dynamic presentation guaranteed to improve
your job-hunting prowess!
Join us for food and drink at the BioPharm Conference Reception on Monday,
May 6th, in Boston. Enjoy the trade show and exhibits, and meet the 400
attendees from all industry segments. There is no charge for this event
thanks to sponsorship by BioPharm. The reception starts at 5:30PM in the
exhibit hall, and the career development seminar by Dave Jensen, Managing
Director of Search Masters International, will be from 6:30PM to 7:30PM.
Presentation Title: "The Five Paths to the Biotech Job Market"
The jobs marketplace for the scientist and technical professional does not
operate in the same way as in traditional American industry. Therefore,
usually excellent resources such as the numerous books in the library on
career management can sometimes fail to assist the job seeker. The usual
channels to be explored when in a job search will produce little or no
activity unless they are thoroughly understood.
This presentation will highlight the five methods that scientists have
used successfully to locate new positions. These five are: 1) Answering
ads, 2) Job Fairs, 3) Recruiters, 4) Personal Networking, and 5) The
Internet. The emphasis will be to describe in detail how each of these
"paths" to the job market operate; what makes them unique to the scientist
and technical professional, their "modus operandi" and the best ways to
optimize each of them for the attendee's personal situation. Particular
emphasis will be placed on the development of a marketing strategy that
will assist the scientist in moving ahead constructively in this
complicated and confusing employment market. Like an experiment gone awry,
a job search conducted with a hodgepodge approach to mailing resumes can
sometimes backfire and actually damage the efforts of the job seeker.
Two important concepts which will come out of this meeting, which can be
taken home and implemented by the participant, include the C-A-R
(Challenge-Approach-Results) self analysis method, and the Centers of
Influence networking approach. Both of these concepts have been designed
by Dave Jensen and have been written about extensively in BioPharm.
This event is no-charge thanks to sponsorship by BioPharm Magazine (541)
343-1200 and Search Masters International (520) 282-3553. It does not
require advance reservations; simply show up at 5:30PM and go to the
BioPharm Meeting registration desk at the Westin Copley Place and get a