Preparing a key message, and demonstrating enthusiasm and passion will certainly get you noticed, say speakers at the 2015 London Naturejobs Career Expo.
- Use your network to find out about different jobs that you think you would be interested in or good at.
- Think about the key points and skills that you have that will catch someone’s attention.
- Provide examples of how the skills have been demonstrated.
- Rehearse your pitch before interviews/conferences to non-scientists, family and friends and ask for feedback.
- Break the conversation if there is no interest. Say thank you very much, and move on.
- Tailor your pitch to who you speak to.
- Get across your passion for what it is that they are interested in.
- Make sure that you make it clear what you want from the conversation, whether it’s information or another interview.