6 Job Hunting Tips for Science Graduates
Posted by Lorna Crombie at CK Group (Science, Clinical, Engineers and IT Recruitment)
1. Be realistic
Be realistic about the types of science jobs you can do, so be careful not to set your sights unrealistically high.
2. Consider temping
Scientific recruitment companies such as CK Science have a proven track record with companies within the scientific industry and they can help you get your foot in the door of some great companies. Many companies within the scientific industry will hire temporary staff to fill their science jobs, and if you impress, there is a strong possibility that you will be taken on recruited on a permanent basis. Click here to search our current temporary scientific job vacancies now.
3. Work part-time
Many job seekers in the scientific industry are looking for permanent, full time positions. However, working part-time is a great way to make your mark on a company. You could even work part-time in a couple of companies within the scientific industry to expand your experience and ultimately make you more employable. Search for part-time science jobs now.
4. Ask for feedback
If you are not successful at an interview for a particular science job, make sure you ask for feedback. Be open to constructive criticism; don"t let your pride get in the way of improving your chances of landing a brilliant job in science. This will demonstrate that you are serious about working in the scientific industry.
5. Update your CV
A great CV could be the key to landing your next job in science, so make sure you get it right. You should use your CV to showcase your strengths and to sell your scientific background to the reader, demonstrating that you are the right person for that particular science job. Most universities will offer a CV critiquing service, so make sure you take full advantage of this.
6. Be persistent
It is a difficult job market out there, so the more proactive you are, the more likely it is that you will land your first job in science quickly. Don"t sit and wait for employers to find you.
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