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03/09/09
Job Searching Trends
Filed under: Interviewing, Position Searching, Public Relations docs, Mature professionals, Post-docs, Technicians, Legal matters
Posted by: site admin @ 1:33 pm

Mid-career professionals with accomplished
careers at well established companies, J Lubin
writes, face hurdles they need to prepare for. 

If they seek positions in a smaller firm, they
may have to show a different side of their skill
set.  For example where:
 - goals were accomplished with minimal resources,
 - willing to pitch in to solve the problem of the
day and
 - willing to accept less status and title.

Another idea for searching for positions involves
looking at last year’s ads that were not filled
because of a hiring freeze.  Pull them out again,
write your cover letter and targeted public
relations documents  and send them to the
hiring manager or network contact.  It may
be a good time to be considered if the dust
has settled at the company.

Two pieces written by S. Needleman were
noteworthy.  One was pointing out the
emerging use of “search engine job placement
using search engine marketing principles to
strategically hone in on job seekers.  While it
may not work for all fields it is beginning to be
used in several websites, so look for position
ads in this new location. 

Finally, view the “pay grade” article she
wrote on Patent Researchers  if you are open
to alternate careers using your chemistry
training.  While not specifically talking about
chemistry, chemical patents are a strong field.

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