If you are ready to take your first step into the life sciences industry, or are searching for your next role, you will know that there is a lot of preparation and form-filling ahead. Combining this with a current full-time position can be a daunting prospect. Many candidates prefer to register with a specialist agency, who can help in the following ways.
1. An understanding of your skillset and aspirations
A specialist life sciences recruitment agency will save you time and effort by making sure your skillset is matched to the most suitable roles. They will have expertise in their field, often having an educational or industry background in life sciences themselves.
This means they are well placed to help you make the right decisions about your career, and even suggest areas of work which you may not have previously considered. They will be up to date with the latest developments in their fields, and may be able to spot transferable skills in your CV in order to widen your opportunities.
2. Insider market knowledge
A specialist recruitment agency will have an in-depth knowledge of the job market, and often have a close working relationship with leading businesses. Therefore, you can be streets ahead of the competition, as the agency may put you forward for roles which haven’t yet been widely advertised.
In the thriving and competitive UK pharmaceutical and biotech industry, the agency will be able to get your CV in front of a leading industry giant or a small start-up company before they are flooded with applications, helping you to stand out from the crowd.
3. Greater marketing scope
A recruitment agency will have a network of relationships ready-made, through social media platforms such as LinkedIn. Online networking is a powerful tool, but can take a lot of time and effort for an individual to navigate without professional help. The agency will have a direct line to the recruiter, discussing the role in person to nail down the fine details.
They may be able to tell you about information which wasn’t included in the job description, such as the exact area or clinical phase of the research, the exact location, and details about the salary range. They will also have an insight into the company culture, and will help you to find a role which is an ideal cultural fit for you.
4. Help with CV and interview preparation
A specialist recruiter will be able to offer tailored career advice, and show you how to produce a CV which will gain the attention of employers. They will know which skills and experience to emphasise in your interview, and advise the best way to prepare. The agency will have a detailed knowledge of the recruiter, and pass this on to you.
5. Build a long-term relationship
Once you have found a role that is perfect for you, the agency will usually be happy to keep in touch, so you will have up to date knowledge at your fingertips when you are ready to progress your career.
If you are looking to register with life science recruitment, please contact us today.