With the 2009 annual compensation survey now online, many of you may be contemplating your own value to your organization, and the best ways advance your own career.

Desirable positions often call for direct related experience, but for those without it, making the leap may be a hard sell. Talking up existing accomplishments can prove a successful strategy.   

When applying for a position in management, for example, a biomed without hospital supervision experience might choose to showcase their leadership capabilities through events they’ve organized for their local biomedical association, or talk about projects they’ve helped with at work outside the usual scope of their abilities.

We invite you to think (and talk) about what fares best with potential employers. What skills did you highlight when interviewing for your present position?

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