Talent Network Update – February 2012

Post Jobs through the Talent Network!

Are you an employer that is hiring? Do you have job postings that need more exposure?

Reach thousands of local industry professionals through the BioNJ Life Sciences Talent Network. As a BioNJ Member, get 5 FREE job postings, Employer Spotlight advertising, and broad exposure through our social media channels through LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter outreach. Let BioNJ help!

Please contact Kristin Hassan or Matt Alcalde to learn more or reach us at BioNJ Headquarters at 609-890-3185. You can also visit the website.


Job Lead Email Alerts Coming to Keep You Informed

BioNJ’s Talent Network Job Leads Email Blast is coming to an inbox near you! As part of our mission to keep you informed, BioNJ’s Talent Network will send out a biweekly Job Leads update to all of our contacts. Click here to check out an example of the Job Leads. Please check your inbox for exciting job leads from the Talent Network, and feel free to share them with professionals whom you know may be seeking new employment. This is yet another way to serve as your industry resource. As a reminder, if your company is hiring, please let us know! We would be happy to work with you to post your open positions to our career website or help you source qualified candidates. Please find more information below.


Save the Dates for Upcoming Talent Network Events

Please mark your calendar for the next BioHUB Networking Eventa BioNJ Meet-Up for Industry Professionals on March 28 near the Princeton, NJ area. This event allows for industry professionals to come together to exchange ideas, network and meet new contacts.

The next CareerConnection Event will be held in June 2012 at Rutgers University. As in 2011, we do expect to host employers and industry professionals as well as provide up-to-date information on helping you with your job search. Stay tuned to the website for more information on the exact dates and locations and how to register.


The Talent Network Team Presents Life Sciences Overview at the PSG of Somerville

On February 13, the Talent Network team spoke to more than 50 displaced professionals about the life sciences industry in New Jersey during a PSG Somerville Meeting. Professional Service Groups (PSGs) are a growing resource in New Jersey and can offer networking, education, and additional resources and support for your job search. Many of the professionals in attendance expressed an interest in exploring ways to transfer their skills into the life sciences industry. If you would like the Talent Network to give a presentation to your professional organization, please email Kristin Hassan.


New Jersey Virtual Collegiate Career Fair — April 10-11

An inaugural virtual recruiting event has been launched to connect New Jersey employers with college graduates for full-time, internship, and co-op positions during an online virtual career fair on April 10-11.

Cosponsored by the New Jersey Association for Colleges and Employers (NJACE) and New Jersey Cooperative Education & Internship Association, the Virtual Career Fair will help employers in high-growth markets, such as advanced manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, technology and entrepreneurship, transportation, logistic and distribution, leverage the power of technology to recruit college graduates more efficiently.

Employers will have the opportunity to recruit students and alumni from 13 New Jersey colleges and universities. Click here for the list of participating institutions.

The pricing for the event ranges from $295 to $495. Click here to learn more about pricing, which includes:

  • your own company chat room
  • unlimited number of recruiters to attend chat sessions
  • tool to conduct video interviews (optional not required)
  • access to search resumes, preselect from, and capture every resume of registered students and alumni
  • unlimited job postings

Consider this unique recruiting venue that will save your recruiters time and your company money. Our solution offers more campuses, great candidates, and zero travel.

For more information, please email CareerEco Virtual Career Fairs or call 770-980-0088.


Twenty-Ninth Annual Career Options Day at JFK, Edison, NJ

Date: April 17, 2012
Location: JFK Conference Center, 70 James St., Edison, NJ 08818
Time: Exhibitors setup 8:00 a.m., breakfast served
Guests arrive at 9:00 a.m., event open till 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Roseanne Anthony, 732-321-7069, ranthony@jfkhealth.org

Career Options Day is the premier career event in New Jersey that brings together private-sector businesses, service organizations, and people with disabilities.

Companies are encouraged to register early in order to recruit current and future employees, publicize their companies to the public, network with representatives from other local area businesses, and provide career information to guests of the event.

Each year, several hundred guests visit to learn about career opportunities with companies that provide an inclusive work environment. Our guests range in age from young adult to seasoned professionals.

Participating companies in recent years report that their involvement was both fruitful and rewarding.

Sign up now to reserve your exhibitor table by returning the registration form. Join the many companies that sponsor the event, including our Interface Advisory Board.


Follow, Like, and Link to the BioNJ Life Sciences Talent Network (LSTN) Community!

Throughout the vast social media stratosphere, there is a page or group for just about everything! Some are incredibly interesting; many groups not only tell you about hot topics and what’s trending, but also can help expand your organization’s outreach without requiring any additional effort on your part!

The BioNJ Life Sciences Talent Network regularly uses three social networks to do just that: help your company significantly expand its outreach efforts and help you move forward in your career!

On our Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter networks, you can:

  • Find the latest job opportunities posted on www.BioNJTalentNetwork.org
  • Learn about Talent Network industry, career, and networking events, such as:
    • CareerConnection
    • BIOHub — a BioNJ Meet-Up for Industry Professionals
    • Entrepreneur resources and training
    • Stay informed on the latest news across the Pharma, Biotech, and Medical Device Industries
    • Get Visible: Share, comment, and start discussions!

    Don’t just see and hear what’s hot from the sidelines: Join the Conversation with the BioNJ team and your colleagues across the region! See below to be a part of our community:

    BioNJ’s Life Sciences Talent Network