At global level, there seems to be no dearth of Bioinformatics jobs. There are jobs aplenty in main Bioinformatics fieldand its derivatives like System Biology, Next Generation Sequencing etc. But in India, Bioinformatics jobs are hard to find and only skillful Bioinformaticians seems to get jobs.
What I have come to know by now is that most of Bioinformatics jobs are not advertised and many people either come to know about it late or never know if there were any Bioinformatics jobs.
What are hidden Bioinformatics Jobs?
By hidden Bioinformatics jobs, I meant those jobs for Bioinformaticians which are never advertised. Generally these jobs get filled before they are published. The primary reason being is:These are best Bioinformatics jobs around.
Finding hidden jobs in Bioinformatics:
Following are few tips, which will help you to get those hidden Bioinformatics jobs, regardless of country in which you reside:
Researching target employers online
Make a regular habit to visit website of reputed industries in Bioinformatics, research institutes or colleges. Many times, they post Bioinformatics jobs on their websites. You will come to know about the openings in your field if you are really keen to work with those employers.
Online Bioinformatics newsgroups
There are present many Bioinformatics newsgroups online. Join as many as you can. These are great tools for networking and leveraging. This way you can come to know about jobs in Bioinformatics as people generally post hidden jobs there.
Job Search Engines
There are present many job search engines as well as local hiring companies. Many employers employ services of hiring agencies. Post your resume in those websites and stay in touch with hiring agencies managers.
Join a professional group
If there is any Bioinformatics group in your college/ nearby locality, join in. No doubt, you might have to offer your services for free there but people on senior positions in these groups are generally well reputed people in Bioinformatics. They can help you to get job in Bioinformatics.
Keep in Alumni’s touch
Always be an active member of your alumni. There are very high chances that your seniors, who are now well settled in Bioinformatics, would ask your college/organization heads for fresh faces.
Attend Bioinformatics Events
Now and then, colleges/universities hold meetings, conferences and events related to Bioinformatics. Participate in these events. This will help you to connect with people who are into Bioinformatics and from them you can have an idea about Bioinformatics jobs in their organization.
Volunteer your services in your Bioinformatics organization strategically. Volunteer where you feel you may come across people who know about Bioinformatics jobs or can get a recommendation on the basis of services you offer.
Try to make your visible. Have a professional looking website. Write writing articles or tutorials. Build your resume by teaching a class. This all will help you to get to your dream yet hidden Bioinformatics jobs.
If you really want to grab a dream job in Bionformatics, network!! Good jobs are mostly found by networking and not through advertisements. Be a good networker and for sure, you will come to know about hidden Bioinformatics jobs.