Do not lose hope if you are among the many highly qualified candidates still looking for a cool company to work for and a fantastic team to work with…
Get strategic with your approach.
1. Focus on openings at companies which fit your ideal. If you haven’t given much thought to criteria, do so now; that will help narrow down your search.
Use LinkedIn and search engines to find relevant roles. Research the companies and get involved with them in a social, contextual way.
If you find an attractive opening and you know someone at the company, contact them.
If you don’t know anyone, talk to a recruiter or network with those who do. A good recruiter should be able to get you an interview.
2. Follow up intensely. People are busy, so don’t just call once and then stop. You should call, email and then try again in two or three days.
Today, many people respond faster to text than any other form of communication. Make sure each contact adds value…and shows how you will.
3. Never Stop Networking. You will be building up a base of support for your future.
Your network will stand you in good stead now that you really need it.
If you have never thought about joining any networking groups, you should start now.
What other ideas do you have for amping up your search?
Scott Rivers is the Managing Director of Cerca Talent+, a talent agency for the Oncology, Genetics and Life Science Industries. Scott’s recruiting experience extends into the areas of Diagnostics, Equipment and Device, Genomics and BioInformatics. His team manages recruitment for businesses focused on these areas in all roles.
As a leader who has worked at every level of commercial, medical sales and global marketing, Scott is an intense professional who partners with organizations to fine tune talent branding. If you are a leader looking to expand your team with professionals who are focused on delivering work in which they take pride, and you can be proud of, every day, then Scott would be privileged to help you in the process. Having been a professional in the fields where you focus, Scott knows the ins and outs of the companies, the business and the customers you are working to come alongside.
Cerca Talent+ is a full-service Executive Search Firm with a strategic focus in the areas of Clinical Diagnostics, Molecular Diagnostics and Oncology, Genomic and Genetic Medicine. Our clients choose Cerca because of our deep understanding of the industries we serve. They continue to work with us based on our extensive market knowledge, vast connections and quality of results.
We Provide Top Talent to create Peak Performance. That’s a good match for any company. Partner with the group that can talk shop and gain rapport with the pros who will lead your business into the future. Email Scott Rivers today at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call direct at 201-594-2101, and we will begin the process of finding you Top Talent guaranteed to help you set records.