No calls for Interview

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Q: Hi Paul, I have just finished a Ph.D in Environmental Science. I have applied for loads of jobs in the past 8-9months and have not received any interview offers etc, the jobs I have applied for are mainly lab analyst, quality analyst, microbiology or research scientist jobs, I have no industry experience outside of college. Any ideas or guidelines would be much appreciated.

 

1. Ensure that your CV is selling you effectively. 

2. Try to gain some relevant work experience through an internship. Offer your services to organisations to acquire relevant work experience. This experience will enhance your CV. 

3. Try to utilise your network more to access leads into potential companies. Networking is a key tool for job seekers. Lean on your extended network of family and friends. 

Best of luck.