“At Alderley Park we have lots of companies doing some really exciting work, literally just turning up at Alderley Park and figuring out, who’s there, and who might I like to work for, and then making a speculative approach. Go and knock on the door and ask to speak to the CEO, and have a chat with him or her, and find out a bit more about the company, and then see if there’s any opportunities. Because if you’ve met face-to-face and you have a bit of a chat, often that person makes a real impression.
The best way to get a job is to do that networking, that face-to-face talking, even just ten minutes, ‘can you help me with my career, I’m looking for something, I don’t really know where I want to go but I know I want to be in this particular area, tell me about it.’ That’s often a good way of getting those contacts.”
Jane Theaker, CEO, Kinomica Ltd