September, 2011 | Worldwide Job Search

Worldwide Job Search

September 27, 2011

10 Job Search Tips

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10 Job Search Tips

 

1. Network – via social media or face to face. Get involved in local clubs/organizations. Connect with workshops on job search how to, where to and more.

2. Polish your resume
. Attend various types of workshops, free of charge, to help job seekers create or update their resumes. Resume writing software and support materials are also available – and don’t forget to post your resume.

3. Be picky – narrow your job search to include only the jobs that you are qualified for or those that you are interested in.

4. Do your research – remember; you’re looking for a career, not just a job. Learn as much as you can about any organization you are looking to get an interview with. Check local, regional and national labor market information on area employers.

5. Prepare and prioritize
– Be prepared! Many job search agencies offer mock interviewing workshops and more to help you prepare for or land your next big interview.

6. Brand yourself. Put together a short elevator pitch that describes who you are and what you’re looking for, and why. You never know who you’ll meet or when.

7. Develop new skills. Figure out your skills and what makes you a better candidate than others. Many job search agencies offer job, career, and skill self assessment tools, free of charge.

8. Be proactive
. Know where to look for your next career. Many job search agencies staff have long standing relationships with local employers and can provide local information on employers that are hiring.

9. Hold yourself accountable. Set goals for yourself, whether they are weekly or daily; such as “I will send out X amount of resumes this week,” or “I will update my resume by X.”

10. Be realistic. You may need to improve your resume or interview skills if you’re still not landing that job. Visit job search agencies for support in your job search, no matter your level of employment.

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September 25, 2011

Salary quest tricky part of hiring

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Salary quest tricky part of hiring

 

Negotiating a better salary at the time of a job offer can significantly increase your pay in a very short amount of time.

Here are some approaches that may help you navigate the negotiation process in a stronger position than you would otherwise find yourself.

As you conduct your job search, you are essentially the seller — of your skills, of your experience and so on — and potential employers are the buyers. In any sales situation, the buyers have the advantage.

Once an employer decides to hire you and makes a job offer, they have become the seller and you the buyer. You are now the one with the advantage in the negotiating process.

You may now be able to negotiate a better salary than the one first being offered.

Most jobs have a salary range rather than a set salary. Most job offers start at the bottom of that range. Most employers make job offers, especially in today’s tight economy, that are low and they would be willing to increase the offer if they thought they had to in order to get you.

The key is to proceed without missing out on the opportunity to accept the job if the employer is not willing to increase the salary and you want the job as offered.

It is usually best not to accept a job offer on the spot. Most employers will allow you to think about it, talk it over with your family and let them know the next day.

Also, once the employer has decided to hire you, the second or third choices are not even a consideration any longer. When an employer makes you a job offer, they want you and they are typically willing to do what is needed to get you.

As to specifics, if the offer is one that you can’t accept unless you can negotiate a better salary, simply say so, give your salary requirements and let the employer decide if they can meet your demands.

If you are willing to accept the offer but would like a better salary, you can present a carefully worded counteroffer by giving a specific salary, not a broad rounded-off amount. That amount should be determined by your personal budget and it should be real.

For example, if you are offered $45,000, rather than counter with $50,000, you can counter with something like $49,240, again, based on your real budget needs. The counteroffer would say something like, “I have gone over our budget with my spouse and we would like $49,240 to really meet our needs.”

If the employer is not willing to accept your counteroffer, you can still accept the original offer by saying something like, “Well, we talked about this possibility and we can tighten our budget to fit that salary. I would like to accept your offer.”

Another approach is to repeat the amount in the offer and then go silent. You don’t want to show any sign of what you are thinking, just repeat the amount and then go perfectly silent. Your thoughts should focus on how you will respond to all the possible responses by the employer.

This may feel a little awkward but if you let the employer break the silence, their response will give you a feel as to whether they may offer you more. I taught this approach to an executive who was offered $70,000.

The executive repeated the amount and went silent. The employer left without saying a word and returned a few minutes later. The employer then said, “I have talked to our human resources department and we can increase the offer to $78,000. Would that work better for you?”

The irony is that the executive had not uttered a word. Had the employer taken a less advantageous approach, the executive could have responded with something like, “I would like to talk this over with my family. Can I let you know tomorrow?” And then, of course, he still had the option of countering with an amount based on the family budget.

Again, these are not techniques to play some game with the employer, they are approaches to help you through a legitimate negotiating process that puts you in a stronger position.

Ron Campbell has worked extensively in the job preparation and job search industry. He is vice president of strategic planning for EnableUtah. He can be reached at 801-386-1111 or campbellrv@gmail.com, salary.

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September 21, 2011

Are You A Salesman Out Of Work? Searching For A Job? Try The Medical Sales Area

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Are You A Salesman Out Of Work? Searching For A Job? Try The Medical Sales Area

Article by Jennifer Jackson

 

If you are looking an a high paying sales job why not consider medical supply sales. Although this could be a complicated job, it is also very rewarding. To have a job in medical supply sales can be a good job to have, sometimes selling either high cost medical supplies, or high high turnover sales items is an area where a lot of money is made.

We all know that medical items are expensive. If you think about it, as we age they often become an a very big part part of our general expenses. A person has to interface with the medical supply entity. These persons will be called medical supply sales agents. Their job is to sell medical devices, medical inventory and services to clinics,

The medical sales area is usually a well paid business. How do you get into the medical sales business? The basic way is through sales. Do you have some experience selling concrete items such as cars, houses or vacuum cleaners? These may appear to be very far away from the medical supply field, but actually they are not. Selling is selling and this means explaining. Can you sell the value of a product or service to a hospital? You study these ideas with most sales careers.

The medical supply opportunity is a lucrative job area, an usual approach to get started is to go out and speak with medical supply companies in the field. You could simply stop by and let them know you are interested in learning more about selling for a medical company. Maybe get a meeting with the sales manager, or owner. This is showing the exact kind of skills that they would be interested in a medical sales agent. Meaning to go out and find what you are looking for.

See if you can speak with a medical supply salesman, or get an idea of how the medical supply functions. You may be able to go out with a medical sales person on a demonstration call, just to see what it is like. Will medical supply selling be a fit for you? Just like any job, you need to become acquainted the products and services being sold and fit in withthe company ideaology that you would be working with. Check your curriculum vitae, and make sure you point out all sales opportunities you have had in the past. Let the companies know that you are very serious, and will do all you can to do well.

Selling positions are among the top paid positions in the working world. Be knowledgable of this. It is as close to being in business as you can get without the initial cost. Their may be some minor costs involved with most sales jobs. For instance in the insurance area, sales representatives need to get licensed. Don’t complain if you have to pay for licenses, after all it is yours, and only you can pass the test or use the licenses.

When it is all said and done, sales careers are both challenging and interesting. Often times you can spend much of your day out seeing clients, not sittingat a desk. The medical business can offer these perks as well as a well paying job. It is not for all but could very well for you.

About the Author

Jennifer Jackson writes for several publications including Allied Medical Supply Miami Info.

She writes about the medical sales business and careers available in it.

September 13, 2011

Making a Cut in the Biotechnology Sector

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Making a Cut in the Biotechnology Sector

 

Biotechnology has made rapid improvements as a sector. In the present scenario, one would find most countries listing it as an investment priority sector. While promoting a particular nation as favourable for foreign investment, countries often stress on the thriving biotechnology sector as a possible area of investment. There have been numerous reports so far that have posited the United Kingdom as one of the leading biotechnology sectors in the whole of Europe. The factors that have helped the United Kingdom to achieve this position are its strength as an industry. There are immense opportunities when it comes to the biotechnology sector in UK.

Even fifteen years back the United Kingdom was relatively immature when it came to out-licensing its technology. The existing viewpoint at that time was that though UK was good at the development of technology, it did not succeed in commercialising the technology. However, things have changed over the years. As many as 450 biotechnology companies in the UK employ around 21,830 people and generate revenue of around £2.63 billion. These companies are provided support by the BioIndustry Association or BIA.

UK occupies a leading position in the European biotechnology market. It is a mature market and has a strong product pipeline to back its projects in the future. UK pharmaceutical companies comprise around 35% of the products in the market. As many as 41% of the new biotechnology drugs are still been clinically tested and are in the final stages of the clinical trials.

Cambridge, Oxford and London have emerged as the leading centres in biotechnology. These cities are also regarded as the ‘golden triangle’. These cities act as the hub for some of the leading pharmaceutical companies. Certain other regions in the country are known as biotech clusters. These are scattered around the north-eastern and north-western parts of England.

There are more than 40,000 people employed in the industry and most of them have been absorbed in positions that require the candidate to be highly skilled. The industry has made rapid progress over the years and thus holds great potential for absorbing candidates in the years to come in biotechnology jobs. It has certainly emerged as one of the industrial sectors to reckon with.

The country is also home to some of the biggest biotechnology investment funds. The United Kingdom has special expertise in particular areas of healthcare services. These include infectious diseases, monoclonal antibodies, tissue engineering, oncology, stem cell technology and neurosciences. The business units range from extremely small units to multinationals that have established their presence over the years.

An offshoot of the biotechnology industry is the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmaceutical companies either manufacture a number of drugs or are engaged in the manufacture of a few selected drugs. These include generic prescription medicines as well as branded medicines along with ‘over the counter’ preparations. The services provided by specialist companies include consultancy, diagnostics and laboratories. Pharmaceutical careers revolve around all these fields. A number of recruitment agencies offer recruitment opportunities in this field.

Steven Hayes is a recruitment professional and his area of expertise is spread across the field of biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry. He believes that there is immense scope for biotechnology jobs in UK in the coming years.

September 6, 2011

Securing a Teaching Career

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Securing a Teaching Career

 

If you have just finished college and have received your teaching degree, or are currently a professional not in the teaching field and you want to transition into teaching then read on.

The process of finding employment in the teaching field can be an overwhelming task, if you are unprepared.  Quite often more experienced teachers are automatically invited to continue teaching at the beginning of each school year, leaving those new in the field out of luck.  Another reason for job seeker frustration is that available teaching positions may be limited and competitive.

There are ways you can make this process a lot less painful by following a few simple guidelines, and before you know it you will be on your way to a new teaching career!

If you are a new graduate, visit your local school system’s human resources department or recruiting department and inquire about any possible open positions. If there are currently no available positions ask if you can leave your resume in case something opens up.  Most schools interview potential candidates several months before the hiring for the upcoming school year begins.

Beginning as a substitute teacher will help you start your career and this may very easily lead to a full-time teacher position. While attending as a substitute it is important to network with your co-workers and administrators and mingle with the students.  If you create an excellent bond with the students and co-workers your chances of getting hired as a full-time teacher will greatly increase.  Develop a relationship with the administrators at the school and demonstrate that you are passionate and enthusiastic about having a classroom of your own. If you do an excellent job while substituting you will have more of a chance of getting an interview if you are known by the administration than if you weren’t.

Networking is crucial.  Let everyone in your social circle, your family, friends, colleagues, etc. know that you are looking for a full-time teaching position.  You never know what can happen in casual conversation. Usually it is easier to get an interview when you are vouched for by word of mouth, especially if you are new to a field.

Many overlooked alternative teaching positions include, tutoring, coaching, training, mentoring, or teaching degree programs.  Do not close yourself off to just teaching in a traditional school environment.  Usually, if you have just started in the teaching profession, a great way to get acquainted with the field is by ‘training’ positions.

Search for job posting on the internet. If you enter ‘teacher’ or ‘teaching’ or ‘educator’ on any job websites search engine, you will find a huge list of teaching positions.  The drawback to this is that hundreds of other interested teachers are looking at the same available positions.  Narrowing your search online by searching specific areas of teaching, for instance ‘math teacher’, will narrow your search to that specific job title and make things a little less overwhelming.

Remember, entering any new field can feel like it is overwhelming and daunting, but persistence and hard work will guarantee your success.  Make sure you start with a visually appealing, keyword rich, accomplishment-based resume and cover letter that showcase what you can bring to the school district.

 

Candace Davies is the owner of A+ Resumes for Teachers, operating online for over 8 years. Visit her website at Resume For Teachers. Candace is a Resume Writer and Interview Coach Strategist that is dedicated to assisting teachers, administrators, other professions within the education sector. Don’t miss her e-book 101 Teacher Interview Questions and Answers Teacher job interview questions and answer. I love teaching.