Soon after finishing school, most new science graduates will utilize the entire spectrum of traditional job-seeking methods-- such as help- wanted ads, networking, university placement services, and assistance provided by scientific societies--to begin the next stage of their career.

Another method that has been gaining in popularity over the years is the science job fair--a large conference of company representatives accepting resumes and interviewing for new employees. Although these events have been around for decades, a relatively new phenomenon is the industry-specific job fair, and one in particular is becoming ubiquitous and effective, its organizers say--job fairs for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

For more information about job fairs, contact:

Career Connection 299 W. Hillcrest Dr., Suite 106 Thousand Oaks, Calif. 91360

Life Science Associates 2100 Embarcadero, Suite 101 Oakland, Calif. 94606 (510) 436-3976

The Lendman Group 5500 Greenwich Rd. Virginia Beach, Va. 23462 (804) 473-2480

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