Making Money While Doing Experiments

By Gary Foreman

Earning some spare cash has become a very attractive proposition for most people in these harsh financial times where pay cheques are being stretched further and further every month. A lot of people take on second jobs to make ends meet but this isn't always practical. Fortunately there are other ways of how to make money doing experiments; such as taking part in medical trials and experiments.

Study groups, quizzes, questionnaires and drug trials are only a few examples of how to make money doing experiments and they are safe, sure fire ways of making those budget saving dollars without having to commit precious time to a second or third job.

Prospective participants should not be put off by the Frankenstein monster misconceptions that often surround medical experiments. These tests are carried out in a highly regulated, controlled and professional manner and are safe, the biggest risks generally being boredom and cold stethoscope shock.

A wide range of medical experiments are available from simple, quick questionnaires to protracted drug trials. Most take no more than an hour or so and the only real inconvenience are the possible follow up visits. The more detailed and lengthy studies pay more but the quickies can be more lucrative as one can simply partake in more of them.

Sometimes the experiments involve a medical interview or examination which may require the participants to undergo a physical check up, MRI scan, EKG or have blood tests done. Although these usually pay more than the quiz style experiments, you may want to avoid them if you are queasy.

Physical medical checkups or examinations involve participants undergoing MRI scans, blood tests or EKG's in addition to general physical check ups. This type of experiment pays better than the quiz type of test, but may not be a good idea for those who are a little shy of needles.

You can also volunteer to undergo testing of new procedures or treatments if you suffer from a pre-existing condition and are currently receiving alternate treatments. Again, these are all safe and are only carried out to check the efficiency of the particular treatment or procedure prior to its release or institution.

These experiments are not only valuable as a cash generator for the participants, but of huge value to the medical community and eventually for those who benefit from medication, research or procedures once they are released.

So to earn cash and do something good for the community as a whole at the same time, take the time to find out more about how to make money doing experiments. - 31896

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Preparing For Job Interviews With A Proper Resume

By Ian U McDonald

Often when it comes to the job hiring or employment process first impressions are everything. One young pharmaceutical representative realized this early on his career. It seemed to this man on the job that in essence his job was little more than the repetition of waving photos and blotter ad sheets in front of decision makers faces - be it physicians, pharmacists or other health care professionals . This experienced worker thus carried this knowledge onwards in his life and professional dealings are it business, the tax office. It was a lesson well learned in life and resulted in more than one successful appeal procedure and processes conducted to various stringent and almost non-bending governmental organizations. All in all it was learnt that many if not most human beings take in visual information much more than any other form of stimuli and information source. Thus the lesson was learned early on that a little spent to professionally bind a presentation in Cirlux binding was money and effort more than well spent.

As this individual explained - If its not easy to find , clear and accessible - you only have one chance - and if you lose them in the first 30 seconds , then you may of well never come , and stayed at home in bed . Why waste the time for an interview if you are essentially and fundamentally unprepared for the meeting or meetings.

Not so today in 2010. Even before the current recession ( or worse) , it was estimated that many would have between 3 to 5 different jobs in their lives, often in different fields and industries entirely.

Again what are the first preliminary steps in preparing and following through on your personal employment resume? It can be said that before you write down your career objectives and summary, you should first research your desired job position and simply determine what or who the ideal candidate is. Its basically all marketing whether it's selling soap, high end sports cars, politicians and in this case - a job candidate - you in the flesh. Be honest with yourself, personal integrity is everything. Have you honestly got the right qualifications and even temperament? It is vitally important that you obtain as much information about the position that you are seeking. You need to allocate time and resources to the task of research before starting out to write - or some might say - construct or fabricate - your resume or specifically tailored resumes.

At the end of the resume preparation exercise, it must be stressed and driven home once again that the role of a resume and resumes is not to get you a job but essentially to get you into the interview room and the employment interview chair opposite either H.R. human resources staff, a manager or supervisor or a committee from the firm or organization assigned to the hiring task. - 31896

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How To Nail Your Pharmaceutical Job Interview

By Chris Taylor

Most of the employed population have had to endure the interview process at one time or another and it can be a fairly intimidating prospect.

However it doesn't have to be.

If you follow these simple steps then you can use them to feel calm and confident which is key to portraying yourself well to your prospective employer.

And remember, you have been asked to the interview because the company have seen something they liked in your CV - so you are already starting on the forward foot.

Before the interview you should:

Make sure you know the location of the interview, how to get there and how long it will take. Even do a 'dummy run' of the route. Ariving early on the day of the interview means less last minute stress for you and gives you a final chance to recap on your notes.

Decide on your outfit and ensure it is cleaned and ironed in advance. No-one wants to be hurriedly de-linting their suit when they could be prepping interview notes.

Try to research the pharmaceutical company thoroughly. Read through their annual reports and any mentions they have in the trade press to gain an understanding of their position in the industry and their recent movements in the market.

Revisit the pharmaceutical job spec and ensure a good understanding of what the role entails, and what makes you perfect to fill the position.

Read through your CV and note any particularly relevant aspects to the job spec. Also evaluate which elements may come under scrutiny and rehearse your answers.

Attain a clear idea of the form the interview will take. They can range from a 10 minute informal chat to 10 hour evaluations including psychometric testing. Go prepared!

Put together some practical examples which demonstrate your 'key skills'.

Loosely prepare answers to 'stock' interview questions i.e.

Why a career in pharma?

What are your key strengths/ weaknesses?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

During the interview you should:

Enter the room with confidence. According to the site Career Advice ( 93% of an interviewer's opinion is based on how you look and behave, and only 7% on what you say. Remember that confident sincerity is very different to an arrogant swagger.

Make sure your mobile phone is switched off.

Listen carefully to questions you are asked and answer in a clear and concise manner. Around 3 points should be sufficient to demonstrate your understanding of a question. Avoid the urge to rush your answers or waffle on.

Take your time thinking about your answer and keep your response relevant to the question. If you don't know the answer to something then just be honest about it. Bluffing is often very obvious and demonstrates insecurity. Interviewers are normally more impressed by a less knowledgeable person with a keen willingness to learn, than a highly knowledgeable candidate unwilling to admit they don't have all the answers.

If you don't know the answer to something then be honest. Bluffing is often very obvious and demonstrates insecurity. Interviewers are more impressed by a less knowledgeable person with a keen willingness to learn, than a highly knowledgeable candidate unwilling to admit they don't have all the answers.

Be positive about yourself and your experience. Make sure all of the great potential you have for the company is evident.

If conversation turns to the salary and benefits and your expectations then make sure you have an idea of the market rate and perhaps even try for a little more.

Establish a timeline for hearing back to avoid needlessly waiting around.

Thank the interviewer for their time. Try not to look relieved and run for the door.

After the interview you should:

Review the interview and take notes of areas you felt confident discussing and those where you were uncomfortable or underprepared. Learn from any mistakes you made. Do NOT beat yourself up about them!

If you are successfull then allow yourself to celebrate and then prepare to live up to your interview promise.

If you are unsuccessful then gather as much feedback as possible from your interviewer to compare with your own evaluation which you can build on for future interviews.

Don't let a knock back dent your confidence. See each interview as a learning curve and an opportunity to hone your skills leading you to your perfect pharmaceutical job. - 31896

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Job Interview Success Secrets

By Jamie Blizzard

The job interview can be one of the most crucial parts in determining the future of an individual's professional life. The impact this experience has on a person's future expresses how necessary it is for an individual to prepare for this event properly. Clothing, research and practice are a few of the many issues covered in job interview preparation. It is imperative to choose your clothing the day before your interview to make certain you choose garments that are professional, in perfect condition, and that you are at ease in while exhibiting the image you are trying to attain.

Making your decision on clothing the day of the interview can end in several unforeseen problems which will only distract you before the job interview. The research portion of the job interview preparation requires not only learning about the company but to also learn about job interview questions that you may be facing. In the end practice makes perfect and reviewing the details you obtained in reference to job interview questions will assist you in having a great performance.

Job interview preparation is imperative in readying yourself for job interview victory, while it is only one facet which can enhance your chances to obtain your desired position. Another area that many individuals do not recognize as crucial before it is to late is found in the interviewees attitude. Confidence is key in impressing an interviewer and displaying that you are the appropriate person for the position they are looking to fill.

Though confidence is vital, make sure that you do not transform it into cockiness, since modesty is very important. The image you are attempting to show is that you are at ease in the working atmosphere and can achieve in any situation a company places you in. Be aware of the basics of everyday communication such as talking in a clear tone, attaining frequent eye contact, not fiddling with your fingers and having good posture as the job interview procedure is lengthy and tests you as an individual. These may seem like common sense areas although many individuals forget the simplest of tasks when faced with the pressures of the job interview.

You have now accomplished your job interview preparation and think that you have nailed the job interview procedure. If you believe that all you need to do is relax and answer the phone call giving you the job, you are incorrect. Too many individuals quit the job interview process following the job interview however there are still crucial steps that need to be performed. It starts with the job interview thank you letter.

The job interview thank you letter expresses you appreciation of the opportunity to apply to their company and helps to remind the interviewer of who you are and what you offer. Equally important are the job interview follow up phone calls after sending the job interview thank you letter. The purpose of the job interview follow up phone calls is to receive regular updates in regards to the positions availability as well as help remind the hiring company that they have an individual who is determined to attain this position. Job interview preparation, processing and follow up are all vital job interview parts. - 31896

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How to Prepare for a Network Engineer Interview

By Joe Wilson

Congratulations, you did it! You passed the Cisco certification exam.

Now what do you do?

Engineers that have completed their Cisco certification successfully often consider looking for a new job. These types people usually fall into three different categories. There are newbies who are entering IT for the first time, engineers who want a change or to work on a different technology, and finally professionals who want to move up in their career. All of these changes will most likely also come with the consideration of more money.

No matter where you are in your career, if you want to make a change, it will no doubt mean your going to have to face the dreaded job interview. Some network engineers do really well on interviews, and some don't. Here are have a few pointers for those of you who have some trouble with interviews. Hopefully these will help you be one of those who do well and get that job.

Be confident, but not cocky. The CCNA is a great certification to have, it's where you start as a network engineer. But don't walk into the interview thinking you know everything because you have a CCNA. There most certainly will be other CCNA's, CCNP's and possibly a CCIE or two at your interview - and they will be able to tell if you know your stuff or if you have an ego problem.

Answer questions accurately. Speak intelligently about the subject, but don't make up an answer if you don't know it. There is no penalty for not knowing something. If you did your preparation right -- by reading up on things you haven't used in a while -- you'll do just fine.

Always continue to keep yourself current with recent technologies. Things you learn quickly fade away if you don't use it. Keep reviewing your CCNA topics, and get started on your first CCNP exam. I've seen too many newly-minted CCNAs who quickly forgot everything they learned for the exam because they stopped studying right after they passed.

Prepare for the interview. You would not believe how many engineers just go to an interview and don't re-familiar themselves with technologies they don't use often. This kind of preparation is very similar to preparing for a Cisco CCNA or CCNP exam. Study the books, take some practice questions, and get your hands back into configuring something you havent' configured in a while. An interview is very similar to taking an exam, except there won't be any multiple choice question at the interview.

If you do these simple things, your interview will be a breeze and they will surely hire you. - 31896

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Winning Job Interview Techniques

By Martina Pratt

There are few things more stressful than job interviews. The best way to take some of the pressure off is to be completely prepared. How? Practice can indeed make perfect when it comes to preparing for tough questions and putting your best foot forward to prospective employers. Here are a few you can do ahead of time to help yourself feel prepared:

1. Remind yourself who you are. That might sound strange, but how long as it been since you thought long and hard about your interests and hobbies? While you are technically looking for work, not play, what you do in your free time can say a lot about the kind of person you are. Be ready to share what your personal interests are. What's more, make sure that you make a connection to the job you are seeking. For example, if you love dancing, point out that you enjoy the freedom of expression and exerting yourself physically.

2. Show interest in the position you are interviewing for. Do as much research as possible about the company and the position they are looking to fill. Employers want people who love their jobs every day, not simply someone to get the job done. They have a mission for the company and they want the employees invested in that mission.

3. Be ready for questions that don't seem to be relevant. Asking questions such as "What do you feel are your weaknesses?" is pretty standard in the interview process. They want to know how you think on your feet and how well you can sell yourself. Keep you answers honest, but never lose focus on the job that you are hoping to get when choosing your words. If you feel that you could do better when it comes to collaborating with others, say so. But be sure to add that you tend to think better in the quiet and are perfectly comfortable executing ideas in a group. Do you see the difference?

4. Looks matter. What you've always heard about first impressions is true, especially when it comes to interviewing. While it's perfectly fine to show your own sense of style, keep it professional. There's a difference between the black heels you wear to a night club and the ones that are acceptable in the work place. Make sure that you are freshly showered (and shaven) and your hair styled appropriately. While popping a little mint into your mouth a few minutes prior to the handshake is good, chewing gum is certainly not. Another important thing to remember is posture and body language. Sit up straight and exude confidence, don't hide behind crossed arms or hands in pockets.

Once you are finished answering questions, do not be afraid to ask a few of your own. Your interest in the corporate culture or the company's mission shows that you want to know more and can see yourself thriving there. Let the interviewer be the first to bring up the subject of salary and benefits. This first meeting should be about seeing if you and the company are a good fit, not if you can afford your car payment. Go into the interview prepared, and you should come across as the confident and well qualified candidate that you are. - 31896

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The Secrets To Landing That Job You Have Been Dreaming Of

By Scott Paul

There are many different things you can do to help you land the job you want. One of the first things to do is to go over this list of items and read it closely to give yourself a good chance of landing the job. If you take all of these items to heart, you will really have a greater advantage when you hit the job market.

The first thing to do is research the company you are applying with. What we mean by this is to find out how long they have been in business, what products to they sell, how many employees do they have, what was the most recent press release, and in short find out the overall scope of the business and what it entails.

The way you dress is also very important. Too many people who are interviewing for a job just wear a suit. While a suit looks nice, it can cost you the job. What we mean is that if you are applying to be a fork lift operator and apply with a suit on, you will stick out like a soar thumb. Dress the part and look like you fit in already when you get to the interview. The last thing you want is for people to remember the guy who didn't fit in when you leave your interview.

When interviewing it is important to match your interviewer. If the interviewer is on the edge of their seat, do the same. The interviewer has their hands in their lap, do the same thing. We are not talking about playing simon says, but we are talking about connecting with your interviewer in ways that they won't even think about but will make them feel more comfortable.

The last thing to do when trying to land that dream job, is to bring examples of work that you have done that apply to the industry. If you are going into graphic design, bring tons of stuff to show your future employer. On top of bringing in things, post it all to a website that your interviewer can go back to after you are gone. - 31896

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