January 11, 2018

1.             About once a month we have started gleaning through the job postings on AHJ and selectively pull out higher level management and more technical positions. Those are then featured in the weekly Brakke Newsletter. You just might spot one of interest to you. If you are not a subscriber go to www.brakkeconsulting.com and sign up. You will also be kept up-to-date on:

*Market Research Information and Studies

*Industry Earnings reports

*Industry company news

*Worldwide Animal Health News

*And the Brakke Viewpoint.

2.     For you job seekers out there it’s important to keep your credentials and resume up-to-date on AHJ. When you update with a revised resume it is listed in sequence by latest date not by its original entry date. So when employers are doing resume search they know you are still actively in the market. Also if you spot something of interest all you have to do is log in and apply.

3. We are always seeking new ways to generate new traffic to AHJ. Over a period of time we have watched Top Key Word Search data from Google Analytics and a monthly report from Indeed. There are two primary key words or combinations that job seekers use to reach positions in our industry. “Veterinary Sales” and variations of “Animal Health”. There are other words used in our job placements that are also important: Veterinarian, Regulatory Affairs, Companion Animal, Production Animal, and Equine. We just completed a study with Google and Bing using 6 common job titles and found these led you among others to Animal Health Jobs. They can even lead you to an exact job on our site.  Careerjet also popped up several times associated to us. Therefore we are going to institute a policy that all Sales Positions on AHJ will have the word “Veterinary” inserted as the first word in the job title. Many management and technical positions will have “Animal Health” inserted first for those job titles.  If a job has enough other key words related to animal health we will leave it alone. We believe this move may significantly enhance job seekers getting to AHJ and our job postings.

4. Recently we were looking at potential ways to draw traffic to the difficult to fill positions, Regulatory Affairs. We contacted some13 universities who have Masters degree programs in this field.  Several Universities maintain a passive link to AHJ as a part of their student out placement assistance.  Secondly we did a nationwide key word search on Indeed to see what is happening with them. It became a nightmare. Their Sponsored  and Easy Apply Jobs repeat over and over again which delays you in getting to some job postings. We kept looking through almost 100 pages and some 1500 postings to finally get to 20 jobs for Regulatory Affairs from companies associate with our industry. If these had been on AHJ it would have taken only minutes to get to these positions.