Hunting for a job in the biotechnology sector has never been easy and in recent times, big players in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry have been going through a series of job cuts, such as Pfizer, which announced in January 2007 that it would be laying off 10,000 employees. With the possibility of more jobs cuts to come in the sector, one site is offering advice to jobseekers on how to weather the storm.
Biohealthmatics.com is a biotechnology career portal and has recently revamped a section of its website to offer advice to jobseekers looking to break into or advance their career in the biotechnology sector. With articles title such as “10 ways to find a job in the biotechnology sector”, “10 mistakes to avoid when searching for a biotechnology job”, and “10 Easy Tips to Help You Write a Killer Biotech Resume” the site is aiming to reach those who think it is all doom and gloom.
“It is still possible to get hired in the biotechnology sector, and forge ahead in one’s career, even through the tough times; you just have to know how. Job seeking and career advancements are not just based on luck but are acquired skills. Researching the industry and target companies, knowing where and how to look for jobs, networking and writing a professional resume are just some things that separates one from the crowd and gets you hired.” says Dr. Obi Igbokwe, CEO of Biohealthmatics.
“It is very important to stay ahead of the pack, even if you are in a job. Knowing the industry and the people within the industry is just as important as knowing how and where to look,” He continued. “This is why we not only aggregate jobs and news from all over the Internet but also provide company profiles and networking services for job seekers.”
These are some of the tips that are given out on the website, which also provides job profiles on various job titles that could found within the biotechnology sector. For those interested in getting into the industry, Dr. Igbokwe added that he hopes that the advice provided on the site would help those who are finding it difficult to get a foothold in the industry.
Biohealthmatics.com is an online career portal dedicated to the biotechnology and healthcare IT industry. Along with career advice and job postings, it also provides business networking services for professionals within the industries.