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10/30/06
Improving Chances for Interviews: Tailor Your Resume
Filed under: Position Searching, Public Relations docs, Recruiters
Posted by: site admin @ 9:11 am

Hi Dan,

 You are back! :)
 Hope you had a nice vacation (?).

 I visited the acs website you sent me, and under CCP I requested you to be 
my consultant. 

I was at the Biospace career fair in Burlingame and forwarded my resume to 
some small companies, such as Vaxgen, Cotherix, Codexis.

 At the fair I also submitted my resume and cover letter to Gilead 
Sciences. I applied for a Sr. Research Associate position (synthesis).

 Moreover, I talked to Bayer Healtcare’s people (from engineering, 
manufacturing and also to the hiring manager of R & D).  The engineering 
guy turned out to be a german guy, called G, with whom I had a nice 
conversation. He suggested me to start from analytical chemistry 
department. So I talked to the R&D person, E. She was interested in my 
analytical background and german skill. She gave me her business card and 
asked me to e-mail her my resume. I did that already on thursday.
 I was searching online for some analytical jobs at Bayer Healthcare and I 
then contacted G to find out about the specific tasks. We should talk 
on the phone some time next week.
 Before coming to the fair, I didn’t consider Bayer, as they don’t have any 
openings for someone with my background. Now, I am also open to analytical 
work. I will keep you updated.

 I as well talked to two scientific recruiters, and after the fair I 
e-mailed them my resume, as requested. I have an appointment with one of 
them on Monday, October 30th, 2006. We will have a detailed conversation 
about my qualifications and interests. I think it is not a bad idea to 
have the recruiters to find me a position.

 That’s pretty much what was significant all this time.

 Your comments and suggestions are always welcomed.

 Thanks!

 regards,
 T

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