It is the holiday season and we here at OITE are in a giving mood! To show our appreciation to our readers, we have compiled some of the best job search advice we have been given. We have wrapped them up neatly below and are regifting them to you! Yes, we are proud regifters! So, grab your holiday drink of choice (unless you are in the lab…no food or drink allowed), settle down in a cozy chair (or lab stool) and prepare to unwrap your gifts from us this holiday season! Enjoy and see you in 2012!
Your job search begins before you start looking for a job:
“The best advice I ever received is related to networking. Think of your network as a bank. When it is time to search for a job, you will need to make a withdrawal from your network. You need your network to work for you. The key questions will be: Have you invested enough in your network so you can make a withdrawal? Did you invest in a network that will provide a good return on your investment?
Investments can be as simple as attending someone’s seminar and asking an insightful question to volunteering to lead a project that will assist their career yet provide you invaluable experience. So next time you hear the phrase network, network, network; think invest, invest, invest!”