If you work in technology transfer, or would like to, the easiest way to find a new position is to work with a recruiter who specializes in placements in this niche field. There are a number of reasons to work with a technology transfer recruiter but most importantly, it’s about relationships. Tech transfer recruiters have special relationships in your industry. The same cannot be said for general recruiters.
What’s the best way to work with these specialists?
Be In It for the Long Haul
A technology transfer recruiter is not placing 500 people a day. They don’t deal in cattle calls. At Vortechs Group, we source exclusively for world-renowned research institutions and place about 10-12 of the top technology transfer talent in the country a year. We choose to work this way because of the edge it gives us. By spending the time with each institution we place for, we’re able to understand their individual needs and find them the ideal technology transfer professional for their position and their culture.
The job specifications of tech transfer positions require a much deeper knowledge of the institution and the company culture. This type of recruiter is building a relationship with the companies she places for, and with the candidates she refers. Most people in tech transfer spend a lifetime in the different aspects of technology commercialization. Recruiters in this industry know this. Build a solid working relationship with a technology transfer recruiter and you’ve made an investment in your career.
At Vortechs Group, we may not be sourcing for an ideal fit for your skills currently, but in creating and fostering that relationship, you can be assured that when a research institute contracts with us to source something for which we think you’re a good fit, we’ll be in contact.
Be True to Yourself and Communicate It
Knowing what you want is the first step in being able to convey it to your tech transfer recruiter. While he is working for a client to place a position, that position is not the only one he is placing. Don’t adjust what you want in an ideal position in order to fit what he’s sourcing for. If you are open and honest with the tech recruiter he will be able to find you a job you’ll love and excel in. Voice your needs and specifications. The job search is much easier when you know exactly what you’re looking for.
Make an Impression on the Technology Transfer Recruiter
Another reason you don’t want to settle is that a recruiter’s placement is her business card. If she places you and you’re miserable, this puts her in a bad position with that client. Understanding the kind of culture and job you’ll love not only makes it easier for her to place you, it helps her shine with her client. Years from now, she’ll remember you as an exceptional candidate and want to work with you again.
Technology transfer recruiting is a specialized, niche market. There are very few recruiters working in this field. Building relationships with them will help you stand out from an increasingly competitive pool when you’re looking to get placed in one of the top research facilities in the country