In article <jchander-220695231118 at f180-185.net.wisc.edu>,
jchander at students.wisc.edu (Jagriti Chander) wrote:
> The best advice I can give is network with everyone you possibly can. Jobs are really tight now with much of the grant funds drying up. Often times at our institution you can find out about a job coming up through the grape vine prior to or right at the posting of a job. I have hired people in a technical position because they worked with/ were known by/ related to someone that had worked with me before or someone in the department. I also have hired people that were total strangers. So far I've only regreted hiring one person. Also check with the personnel department. At our institution people in the personnel department decide who gets to interview for the job not the investigators. You might have been too specific in your job description. I found I wasn't getting people to interview because I had biology degree listed when any science background would have worked. Try to develop rapport with someone at the personnel department at the university. Good Luck
Think positive and enjoy life every day!
Malinda at nb.utmem.edu
Malind E.C. Fitzgerald, Ph.D.
Dept of Anatomy and Neurobiology UT, Memphis