Step #1: Set Clear Goals

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you will never get there” – Anthony Douglas Williams

#1 Step to getting your dream job is: Set Clear Goals.

Setting clear goals and expectations is the crucial first step when it comes to your job search. 

A_Put together a simple list with what you want:
– What is mandatory to you in the job you want to get? – the “must haves” (location, work settings…)
– What is secondary or optional? – the “nice to have”.
– What is your ideal job title? What tasks do you like to perform on a daily basis?
– In what field are you open to work? What fields do you not want to consider?

While you may want to remain “open” to not close doors or opportunities that may arise – which is the good attitude to have – you also want to make sure that you prioritize your search.

This will save you hours of time and efforts. Be honest with yourself.

As when you tidy up your room and sort your belongings, ask yourself: “Do I really want to consider keeping this, or I leave it for someone else and I will focus on what I like the most?”

B_Keep this list with you for all the next steps. 

When you will look for an appropriate potential training or degree, when you will create/update your CV, when you will apply, get answers and approach the interview phase… everything should be aligned with your “wants”.

If you skip this step, you might end up with interview or jobs which are not aligned with what you truly want to get and to do every day.

By the way! Our expert advisors can help you define your goals AND get you there.

All our training courses include this feature (2 coaching sessions with a senior recruiter). Have a look

Next, we will send you advice for Step #2: Get the proper training & certification. 

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The VIARES Clinical Research Team


No better time than now

There is no better time than “right now” to grow your Clinical Research Career as there are tremendous needs for talented and trained new employees in Europe, Canada and the USA currently.

If you go for a VIARES Training program, we will not only train you on a job.
We will get you certified. We will also support you with our job services, exclusive to VIARES participants.

You will get coached by experienced recruiters and you will gain access to exclusive job offers offered by our partner companies (prestigious global CROs, large Pharma Staffing Companies, etc.)