CK Science Offer Advice to Job Seekers in a Recent Chemistry World Article

Director at CK Science, Liam O’Connell has recently featured in an article ‘Who’s Who: Agency Access’ by Sarah Houlton on behalf of Chemistry World, giving advice to candidates looking for science jobs. The article succinctly explains the benefits of registering with specialist scientific recruitment companies.Liam explains the benefits of using specialist recruitment company’s rather than the more general outfits, ‘The big advantage is that we have a large selection of positions available at any one time. Candidates speak to one of our consultants, all of whom have a scientific background, who will understand what they are looking for and be able to discuss positions that might be suitable for them.’Liam is right. Here at CK Science all of our consultants are highly trained, scientific recruitment professionals. They have functional experience in many specific scientific sectors such as biotechnology, organic chemistry or chemical engineering; therefore they are well placed to provide valuable advice and support to jobseekers in the scientific industry.

The article later goes on to touch upon the importance of being flexible as a jobseeker in these current economic times. During the past 18 months there has been an influx of jobseekers entering the scientific market due to a spate of redundancies. Liam offers some insightful guidance, advising that candidates become more flexible in terms of salary, location and type of role to maximize their chances of getting that perfect job. Liam states, ‘Once people are aware of that, it offers up a lot more opportunities,’ he says. Flexibility is also extremely important for graduates at the moment. ‘They have to be prepared to relocate. If we don’t have anything for them, we may go to our clients to discuss their backgrounds, and search out positions that may be in the pipeline in the near future.’

The article then provides more advice to jobseekers, emphasising the importance of researching specialist recruitment companies relevant to your industry and then registering with 3 or 4 to ensure all bases are covered. It is also essential that you keep your expectations realistic, unlike some, as Liam outlines, “‘Graduates come out expecting to earn £30-35,000, and that’s not going to happen!”.

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