Staying on offence during clinical research application process is important because resume application for the recruitment in the industry can take months from when you apply and then recruiter will reach back to you. This will put you on recruiter screen and then with hiring manager and then they will qualify you for the interview but being selected for the interview does never ensures your job. You should continue applying for the job and should continue networking and reaching out to the recruiters until you get the position. This can also help you to get more job offers that you can use as your leverage for negotiating your salary in interview and recruiter can offer more money to get you as their candidate. This can help you to get a position with higher salary.