Answer: Each event can provide you with an opportunity to hone your job-hunting skills.
Veteran that you are, you're not too concerned, so you spend the first 2 weeks of your search watching reruns of The Big Bang Theory and playing golf on Wednesdays.
And as you expected, your phone rings with return calls from recruiters.
"Yes. I have a strong technical background. And yes, I'm quite familiar with selling to science-savvy audiences and all the current digital marketing strategies."
So far, so good.
"Therapeutic areas? No, that's not where my expertise lies. No, I haven't sold to MDs or to managed-care markets."
And after describing the life science audiences you've served and the awards that you've garnered, the recruiter quickly ends the conversation, assuring you that if she hears of something, she'll contact you right away.
Wouldn't it be nice if you could just zero in on recruiters who know your targets as well as you do?
We feel your pain, which is why the SAMPS created a directory of recruiters who specifically target businesses served by the SAMPS community. B2B or B2C, no longer will you have define ADME, clarify that a bioreactor is not the same thing as a nuclear reactor, or explain the functionality of a PCR-based diagnostic assay to the person you had hoped would help you find your next position marketing PCR-based diagnostic assays.
The search professionals you'll find at the SAMPS Recruiting Directory know your markets and understand your skills, so they won't waste your time. Like a healthy teen, the Directory is young, but growing. But we need your help to keep the growth spurting along. Provide us with the name of your favorite recruiter and we'll add it to the list.