Posting to Bionet.announce "The Five Paths to the Science Job Market, Feb.

Linda St. James SMI at
Tue Jan 16 08:33:27 EST 1996

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is
sponsoring a Career Development Seminar entitled "The Five Paths to the
Science Job Market" which will be held at the upcoming AAAS National
Meeting in Baltimore, MD, on February 12th and 13th.

Leading the seminar will be David G. Jensen, Managing Director of Search
Masters International, Sedona, Arizona, and author of the popular "Your
Career in the Sciences" section of the internet (


The jobs marketplace for the scientist and technical professional does not
operate in the same way as in traditional American industry. Therefore,
usually excellent resources such as the numerous books in the library on
career management can sometimes fail to assist the job seeker. The usual
channels to be explored when in a job search will produce little or no
activity unless they are thoroughly understood.

This presentation will highlight the five methods that scientists have
used successfully to locate new positions. These five are: 1) Answering
ads, 2) Job Fairs, 3) Recruiters, 4) Personal Networking, and 5) The
Internet. The emphasis will be to describe in detail how each of these
"paths" to the job market operate; what makes them unique to the scientist
and technical professional, their "modus operandi"  and the best ways to
optimize each of them for the attendee's personal situation. Particular
emphasis will be placed on the development of a marketing strategy that
will assist the scientist in moving ahead constructively in this
complicated and confusing employment market. Like an experiment gone awry,
a job search conducted with a hodgepodge approach to mailing resumes can
sometimes backfire and actually damage the efforts of the job seeker.

Two important concepts which will come out of this meeting, which can be
taken home and implemented by the participant, include the C-A-R
(Challenge-Approach-Results) self analysis method, and the Centers of
Influence networking approach. Both of these concepts have been designed
by Dave Jensen and written about extensively.

Times and Dates:

Sunday, February 12th, 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Monday, February 13th, 8:30 - 10:00 AM

Location: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD
Cost: Free to AAAS members; a non-member charge of $25
Contact: AAAS Meetings Department, (202) 326-6400

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