Posted by Mary Canady January 6th, 2010 .
We had a great time in 2008/2009 getting to know San Diego Biotech professionals, and we appreciate the feedback you gave us about 2010 events. Let’s kick off the new year by talking about you! Our January event will be focused on honing your networking and interviewing skills and helping you maximize your career potential in 2010.
The event will include speed networking (described below) along with talks from the experts at PROVEN Scientific Staffing and RxResearch Staffing titled ‘Understanding Behavioral Styles of Interviewers’ (more info) & ‘Outsourcing Trends’ (more info), respectively. These two topics offer valuable insights for any professional looking to further his/her career (we know that’s you!). Aerotek will also be on hand, and we’re going to have as many job listings and hiring managers as possible at the event. Also, check out the SDBN jobs page and subscribe to updates. There are still sponsorship options available, contact us if you’re interested.
SPEED NETWORKING: Here’s how it works – You will meet a handful of local professionals during a number of fast paced sessions. At the end of each session, participants will pair up with their next networking opportunity. In just a few minutes, participants will share business cards, history and offer new contacts with valuable information about their business. For example:
- Who do you know that might need their services?
- What contacts do you have in the area in which I am seeking a job?
- How might we do business together?
Come prepared to have fun and meet some new faces, and be sure to bring lots of business cards! (p.s. Vistaprint is a great source for free ones)
Of course, our venue has a great atmosphere which is always fun and conducive to meeting people, click here to register and we hope to see you there. Also, if you have suggestions for the event, feel free to leave them below, we love feedback.
Who: Biotechnology professionals in the greater San Diego area
What: San Diego Biotechnology Network’s January 19th Maximizing Your Career Potential in 2010
When: Tuesday, January 19th, 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Where: Tango Del Rey, 3567 Del Rey Street, San Diego 92109 (Directions below)
Cost: $20, including appetizers, cash bar ($15 for Academics) +$5 at door, cash/check only
For more information about the event: http://sdbn.org/january
Directions: From the North: South on Interstate 5, Exit Balboa Ave, Straight to 4th Traffic Light then left on Bunker Hill St. Building directly ahead 3 blks. From the South: North on Interstate 5, Exit Grand/ Garnet Ave, Straight to 3rd Traffic Light then right on Bunker Hill St. Building directly ahead 3 blks. Park on the street or in the structure just past Tango del Rey.