Job Fair Highlights Work at TSRI
By Mika Ono
While personnel from Human Resources have attended job fairs at other locations in the past, this is the first time TSRI has hosted such an event.
"We want to show prospective employees that TSRI can be a great place to work," says Employment Representative Kelly Kehoe, who organized the event, held in the Beckman Building, with the help and inspiration of her co-workers in Human Resources. "We also want to provide information on our needs and hiring process."
Throughout the day, job fair participants chatted with current TSRI employees from a variety of labs and from support groups such as Environmental Health & Safety, Animal Resources, and Facilities. They participated in tours of TSRI's cutting-edge laboratories. And they visited a table highlighting TSRI's employee benefits.
"In addition to our strong health plans, prospective employees are most excited about TSRI's fitness subsidy (at 24-Hour Fitness), tuition reimbursement, transit benefit, onsite seated massage, yoga classes, and weight watchers and toastmaster's groups," notes Human Resources Manager Ellen Anderson.
The institute's scenic La Jolla campus, close to the ocean and Torrey Pines State Park, is also a draw, as well as its location in the San Diego metropolitan region. The job fair coincided with the announcement that San Deigo has been ranked number one in the nation by the new Forbes/Milken List of Best Places for Business and Careers.
Some job fair participants attended a seminar on resume preparation and interviewing techniques, which outlined tools and skills that applicants could use in their job search both at TSRI and other institutions.
In the seminar, Human Resource's Khanh Nguyen and Linda Kauffman gave this advice on resumes:
Their advice on interviewing included:
Also at the job fair, representatives from Human Resources shared a list of job postings, collected resumes, and offered information on the hiring process.
For more information and a list of current employment opportunities, see the TSRI Employment Opportunities web page. To submit a resume electronically, e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. To submit a resume by mail, send it to: Human Resources, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, TPC 11, La Jolla, CA 92037.