Social Networking: The New Gateway to Biotech and Pharma Employment?
BioJobBlog posted a great explanation of why job boards aren’t necessarily the best choice for job seekers in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.
It’s no secret that social networking is the wave of the future in the business world, especially for job seekers. For biotech/pharma workers especially, evidence is emerging that Facebook and LinkedIn could be better choices for finding your next job. Connecting with friends, old classmates and co-workers (current and former) creates a network of resources tailor-made for your particular skill-set and career path.
Recruiters are beginning to harness the power of social networking. Don’t be surprised if, as your network grows, you start getting messages from interested parties. And don’t take our word for it: a study by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) shows that recruiters used social networking sites 23% more in 2007 than they did in 2006 to screen candidates and fill jobs.
So take note, biotech professionals: Spend some time to set up Facebook and LinkedIn profiles (be sure to link up with Yoh on both sites), and start building your network today. Your job search could be over sooner than you think.
Posted by Bill L.