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Candidate FAQ

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Q. Why should I choose Agenda over another agency?

A. Agenda has been providing free and confidential careers advice and support since 1996. Our friendly and professional consultants specialise in life science job opportunities and are there to help you every step of the way in your career.

Q. Which companies will receive my CV?

A. You are in control; with your permission we send a copy of your CV which has all of your personal details removed to organisations that meet your job search criteria. We have an extensive database of life science job opportunities. Once you have been selected for interview (and you wish to go for the opportunity) we provide you and the potential new employer with more details.

Q. Why do you have to carry out pre employment screening on me when I have been in the industry for years?

A. It is standard practice to conduct pre-employment screening in the life science sector. If you have any concerns we can explain the whole process to you, all screening is conducted by our own Agenda team ensuring the security and confidentiality of your personal information.

Q. How is Agenda related to the Life Science sector?

A. We provide services exclusively to the life science sector, our management team and directors have extensive knowledge of the sector and many of them have actively worked within pharmaceutical, academic or contract research organisations.

Q. Does it cost me anything to register as a candidate and use Agenda’s services?

A. No, Agenda’s services are absolutely free to job seekers.

Q. What types of roles do you recruit for?

A. We recruit across a wide range of life science sector jobs, our clients conduct everything from basic medical research through to drug development programmes and vary from small bio-tech organisations to major blue-chip companies and University research centres. Job roles vary from laboratory personnel to scientific researchers and from animal technologists to veterinarians.

Q. How do I register with you?

A. Registration is simple; you can use our online form, e-mail or call us.

Q. How will you keep me informed about progress?

A. Agenda will assign your own personal consultant who will guide you through the whole process. He or she will keep you informed, provide updates and give advice, for example on who will be at the interview ensuring that you are well prepared.

Q. Are there any additional benefits to being one of your candidates?

A. As mentioned, Agenda has been recruiting people into the Life Science sector since 1996, besides permanent recruitment opportunities Agenda may also have opportunities within its contract staff team or at one of its managed research facilities. No other agency can provide the depth of understanding and support to get you that next career move.