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Biotech Job Search Tips If You Are Not Getting Job Offers

Searching for life science jobs & Biotech Jobs is probably one of the most excruciating experience after not getting job offers for so long.

Well, it’s okay not to receive offers just yet. However, you can’t wait for opportunities to simply knock on your door. Some lucks require digging up before they show up. Just like finding a job, you need to get on your feet and start moving before anyone can secure your dream position.

It’s worth noting that when you’re on the job market, every single point of reference you give to your potential employer – from your application to your email, including social media accounts – is an opportunity for them to evaluate your rightfulness for the position.

So here are some job search tips you can follow just in case you’re not getting any life science job offers.

Tip 1: Focus on the kind of medium where you intend to search for a job

Every medium represents particular job offers, which are not available on other channels. So when you search for a job, position yourself as the employer. Ask yourself, “Where could a certain

company or industry advertise a job?”

For example, since biotech can involve highly technical and modern positions, you can’t expect to find a biotech job in newsprints. The wisest place to focus on is the internet.

You can apply for job vacancy directly via the company website, but this is a time taking procedure. There are 100’s of companies who post vacancy daily, hopping onto an individual website and applying is a big No-No unless you really have nothing else to do.

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Tip 2:  Have your resume written by a professional if you don’t know how to do it

If you can write a stellar resume, then you are in a more advantageous position than other candidates. If not, you may need to hire someone to do it for you.

A professional resume-writer can bring a lot of help, especially when it comes to structuring your resume. First, they know the current formats and lengths for a resume that could attract an employer depending on different career levels. Second, they are aware of the different demands for resumes and CVs of various biotech industries. Lastly, they are skilled in highlighting key accomplishments that most managers are looking for.

Don’t mistake the inability to write a good resume as a weakness. There are some professionals who are bad at writing resumes but are excellent workers. Remember this – your resume is just a ticket to your dream job. Once you get in, it’s up to you to show your best self in order to keep the job.

NB: Do not use the resume you designed years ago over and over again, by using it to apply for all types of jobs irrespective of the vacancy requirement. Let me be clear if you do not stop this, your Resume will be rejected over and over again.

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Tip 3: Observe proper keywords and algorithms

Well today, most things happen online. Consequently, a majority of employers have now used the Application Tracking System (ATS) – a tool that allows you to send applications online through company websites or third-party providers.

This system is built on algorithms and keyword searches. These tools are used to filter out resumes according to grammatical structures and keywords which hiring managers find most desirable in a certain position. For example, if your application does not contain their desired keywords, your chances of being chosen is quite low.

On the other, various algorithms built specifically for Job screening purpose will be constantly checking on uploaded resumes for grammatical and spelling errors, including duplicates which might hinder your application from showing up to the company’s website.

The key is to search for keywords relevant to the company and add them to your resumes. Then have it edited and proofread by a colleague or a professional to make sure it’s error-free.

Tip 4: Make it a habit to follow your application

Just because you haven’t received a reply doesn’t mean you didn’t get the job. The truth is you still have a chance to get it by making a follow-up.

Follow up through call or email. Sometimes, this is the best trick to get noticed. For example, your employer must have already spotted you on LinkedIn but just couldn’t reach out to you. If you make a follow-up, this could give them an idea that you’ve sent an application. Hence, hiring managers can start looking up for your application online. Of course, avoid too much bugging & nagging.

Tip 5: Use the power of LinkedIn to build your network and get recommendations

LinkedIn is a very powerful tool to build your professional network. Here, you can recommend people for positions where they are best at and have them recommend you back.

Nowadays, employers look at the LinkedIn profile of their prospective employees to see what others think of them. A well-maintained professional network with overflowing recommendations can create a good impression.

Tip 6: Choose your questions wisely during the interview stage

If you make it to the interview stage, it is best to play safe. Avoid throwing intriguing questions that would create an impression that you’re doubtful about the job.

But what if the employer asks you if you have any questions about the company or the job? Is it best to say “none” or “yes”?

Well, the answer depends on a variety of circumstance. If there’s anything you do not understand such as the company policy, the payment method, or working hours then you can say “yes” and ask away.

Never ever jump to salary discussion straightway. It can leave a bad impression on the employer and will overwrite all the positive aspects the employer saw in you. Always wait for the employer to initiate the conversation in this regard.

There are also “fallback” questions that you can ask to leave a good impression. For example, you can ask about the development programs or support network that the company offers. Or you may ask about the opportunity to work with a team. Biotech companies always have regard for individuals who have excellent sportsmanship and teamwork.

Tip 7: Research about pertinent information about the company

If you want to seriously apply for a job, you need to know what you’re getting into. Most of the times, employers will also ask about your expectations for the company.

If you can’t manage to do a little homework before the interview, there’s no point why the company will hire you. So do a research for your own good. Show them that you’re someone they can trust.

Tip 8: Clean up your social media – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumbler, etc.

As per the latest survey at least 60 percent of employers screen job candidates through social media accounts. This includes your Facebook, Instagram, and many other social media accounts where you inadvertently post scandalous and juvenile rants and photos.

When you plan to apply for a job, you also need to start getting responsible for your social media accounts. No matter how private they are, your photos can still show up in your friends’ profile. Sometimes they can link into your email accounts and you can’t afford a tiny detail to ruin your application.

In truth, employers will only create impressions based on your resumes and social media accounts. It’s hard to see the real you unless you start to work. To stay on the safe side, do not give your prospective employers the slightest idea to doubt you. If you have to clean your social media accounts to win your dream job, then why not?

So there you go. These are some of the most important tips you can follow to search for a job. In any case, you can always fine-tune your approach and focus on the job you’re most interested in.

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All the best!

Perfection is her hobby, Reliability is a synonym, Editing is her passion, Excellence is her Goal, Tactfulness is in her genes, Yellow is her Fav color. Preety is the name of the Professional on whom entire BioTecNika relies when it comes to its website. A Gold Medalist in Biotech from SRM University, Chennai with a 9.9 CGPA ( was awarded the Gold Medal by Honorable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi , as seen in the pic ), She decided to join forces with BioTecNika to ensure India's largest BioSciences Portal expands its reach to every city in India. She has redesigned the new avatar of BioTecNika from scratch and heads the most dynamic, vibrant and well informed Online Team at Biotecnika Info Labs Pvt Ltd

2 COMMENTS

  1. Completed my B TECH.with bioengineering recently may 18.
    Acquired cgpa 8.2 from NIT agartala.
    Spending distress life .like to get a job.

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