While job descriptions can certainly be helpful they can also backfire and deter would-be qualified candidates from moving forward and applying.

During this episode of The Med-Tech Talent Lab podcast we discuss how to leverage (or disregard) the contents of a job description in an effort to best position yourself for response to your inquiry.

The advice as to what to do regarding your experience vs what the job description says varies depending on a variety of circumstances which we dive into during this discussion.

Some highlights:

  1. Job Requirements Dilemma: The episode opens with a debate on the necessity for candidates to meet every criterion listed in job descriptions, considering the varied perspectives of different organizations, especially those with strict compliance requirements.
  2. Balancing Requirements with Candidate Potential: The experts share anecdotes and experiences where job descriptions were modified to accommodate outstanding candidates lacking specific formal qualifications. This highlights the dynamic nature of job requirements and the flexibility that some organizations may exercise.
  3. Strategy for Applicants: There's a consensus on the frustration candidates face when their applications go unanswered. The advice leans towards applying to roles closely aligned with one’s qualifications and using professional networks for support and advocacy.
  4. Insights on Hiring Manager’s Perspective: The discussion sheds light on the responsibilities of internal HR and the need for setting realistic job expectations, emphasizing the crucial role of clarity in job descriptions.
  5. Emphasis on Networking: The significance of networking is underscored, advocating for its use as a tool for candidates, especially when their qualifications don’t exactly match job requirements.
  6. Final Takeaways: The podcast wraps up with a general agreement that while job requirements are essential, there’s room for maneuver, suggesting a balanced approach for candidates. It encourages understanding the hiring environment's nuances and leveraging personal and professional networks.

...tune in for so much more!

In this episode of "The MedTech Talent Lab" podcast, host Mitch Robbins is joined by Talent Acquisition veteran Nick Zweig. They discuss the benefits of recruiting and job searching during the holiday season. Despite the common preference for a fresh start in January, the hosts argue that starting the recruiting process during the holiday season can actually be more advantageous.

They point out that new budgets are approved in January, making it a busy time for recruiters. They encourage companies and candidates to take advantage of the holiday season to begin their job search or open up new searches.

An "against the grain" approach to why it's actually advantageous to recruit and job search going right up into the holidays vs waiting until all industry competition gets after it in the New Year.

If you've ever experienced a significant relationship that came to a close, you'd probably agree with the similarities to that of getting laid-off.

Usually, depending on circumstances, there's:

-A period of grief

-A period of reflection

-An opportunity to learn, grow and move FORWARD

During this live episode of The Med-Tech Talent Lab podcast we discuss how to leverage the unfortunate event of getting laid-off to your advantage.

When was the last time you were truly proactive about a career move? It usually goes something like this:

-I've been laid-off: Time to hit the job boards and talk to recruiters-I'm unhappy-Time to hit the job boards and talk to recruiters.

Rather, what I want you to take from this episode is the idea of a well-thought-out, strategic approach to your career, your career journey, and your next career move.

During this live episode of The Med-Tech Talent Lab we share strategies and ideas you can put into action to do just that...create a strategic approach to your career!

Some highlights of what we discussed:

-Defining criteria

-Ranking said criteria

-Leveraging this criteria to create proactive outreach

...and so much more

Let's be real....When it comes to following-up after an interview, most simply just don't know what to do. It usually goes something like this:

-Send thank you notes to the interviewers (and most don't even do this).

-The thank you notes are usually very generic and light on any substance

-If no response after that, usually another "any news" or "hoping to hear" from you type of communication goes out.

During this live episode of The Med-Tech Talent Lab, we dig deep into tips and tricks you, as the candidate, can leverage to garner a response from your interview in order to either move the offer process forward or cut ties and professionally move on with some closure.

Tune in to learn:

-The how and what for post-interview follow-up like a pro

-Why it's so important and how you can help yourself quickly stand out from the rest of your candidate competition by leveraging these straight-forward strategies

A staggering 59% of professionals don't attempt to negotiate their salaries when presented with an offer by a prospective employer!

Yep, you read that right.

On this live episode of The Med-Tech Talent Lab we dig into:

-Why it's important to negotiate

-The items above & beyond base salary that can be negotiated.

...and most importantly the "how to" for preparing & executing your negotiation

Check it out!