Using journal reference as contact

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Using journal reference as contact

Postby Dave Jensen » Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:58 pm


You can spend all day trying to reach hiring managers and connect with about 1 in 20. Its tough . . . And then, when you reach them, as Kevin noted, they are in a big hurry. It isn't an easy call. While you may want to mix in a few of those calls, it is a lot easier to tap into the network of people who -- like you -- are recently from academia and "blue sky research". Those people are likely to be Research Scientists instead of the Director of Research.

One advantage that you have is that most of those people will be offered an incentive from their companies in the amount of $500-3,000 for the "referral bonus" of getting you over to the H/R department, or one of the co's managers. Your conversation with them will be more along the lines of "how did you make the transition" instead of "are you hiring?"

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