MANASQUAN, N.J., Feb. 26 BioSpace, the world's leadingonline bioscience job board community and life science career fair company,welcomed over 900 biotechnology and pharmaceutical job seekers to the GenetownCareer Fair in Cambridge, Massachusetts on February 19, 2008.
Thirty-six bioscience companies exhibited at the event and allrepresentatives were thoroughly impressed with the quality as well as thequantity of the candidates. "The Genetown Career Fair was simply fantastic.The caliber of candidates, the caliber of the companies and certainly thesheer volume of people in attendance was very impressive. Honestly, it was thebest career fair I've been to in a long time," said Alysson Nolan, StrategicStaffing Manager from Vertex Pharmaceuticals, a Sponsor of the event.
John Rynak, a Corporate Recruiter for Idenix said, "Genetown job fairs arethe best! Having done a number of biotech career fairs, most are a miss, butthe Genetown Career Fair is a must in the Boston Area. BioSpace has a well runevent, helpful staff, excellent candidates, and good back end support. Mostother fairs might provide some candidates, but not a lot of hires. Genetownprovides the hires that make it worth the cost."
The event was marketed and promoted specifically to life scienceprofessionals only. For candidates to gain admittance to the event, they hadto possess a four year degree in a relevant discipline, and have worked atleast two years in a bioscience-related field or industry. As with everyCareer Fair, BioSpace pre-screened all candidates, and ended up turning away8% of registered bioscience professionals based on qualification standards.
Additionally, all exhibiting companies have access to a private,searchable BioSpace Resume Database containing the resumes of all candidatesthat registered for the specific event. For more on BioSpace Career Fairs see,http://careers.biospace.com/jobs/Public/ReceptionList.aspx .
BioSpace is the leading online community for life science careers, newsand information. For over 23 years BioSpace has helped to acceleraterecruitment, communication and discovery among business and scientific leadersin the biopharmaceutical market. The company's flagship life science industryWeb site, BioSpace.com (www.biospace.com), offers unparalleled opportunitiesfor targeted recruitment, product, investment, event and other biosciencemessaging. The company also hosts over 25 biopharmaceutical career eventsannually.