• Want to Land Your Dream Life Sciences Job? Choose a Specialist Recruiter

    2 months ago

    The search for your dream life sciences job is no mean feat. Often, the trickiest part is getting your foot in the door. After all, many life sciences jobs are not widely advertised – or made known to the public at all. From the outside, large multinationals or discreet biotech start-ups can seem impenetrable. How can you successfully apply for your dream job?A life sciences...

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  • Ready to Return? Six Steps to Get Back to the Office

    3 months ago

    ​Life sciences professionals, are you preparing to go back to the office? While many of the life sciences workforce have been working much in the same way as before – busying in labs or onsite facilities – others have had the good fortune to work from home. This isn’t a trend we expect to diminish – in fact, 81% of life sciences professionals say they want their employer to ...

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  • 5 Ways Recruiters Can Be an LGBTQ+ Career Ally

    5 months ago

    ​What makes a great recruiter? There are many styles and personalities out there suitable for every jobseeker. Recruiters should always act as advocates for professionals trying to advance their careers, but for members of the LGBTQ+ community recruiters can play an even more essential role – being a career ally.Why do LGBTQ+ professionals need career allies?While great prog...

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  • Alleviate Video Call Fatigue With These Top 5 Tips

    5 months ago

    ​Many of us are working in a virtual office these days. For professionals working in the life sciences sector, that might mean more time in front of the camera than you signed up for. Even those who usually have the verve and stamina to withstand back-to-back meetings may experience video call fatigue.Why the video call fatigue?Evolving from social animals, most human commun...

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  • The Five Soft Skills You Need for Remote Working

    6 months ago

    ​​Working-from-home will endure after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed. Before government lockdowns, only 3.4% of the U.S. workforce telecommuted at least half the time. Yet, many businesses have had to adapt to their employees remote working. This forced organizational shift may change the very nature of work forever; many employees have found they enjoy avoiding the commut...

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  • How to Navigate a Difficult Job Market

    7 months ago

    ​The Covid-19 has rattled markets and the global economy, leading to increased unemployment. Whether you are actively looking for a new job or have decided to move, we have put together this guide to help life sciences professionals navigate these challenging times. Read on to discover how to hide, move or target to get your desired job without lingering for too long on the ...

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  • Being Business Critical in the New Virtual Workplace

    8 months ago

    The race is on to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic. Life sciences companies, charitable foundations, national regulators and the World Health Organization are working together to accelerate the development, manufacture, and delivery of vaccines, diagnostics, and treatments. More than ever, the life sciences industry is in need of business-critical talent. Yet ma...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    8 months ago

    As the Covid-19 epidemic continues to spread across the US, life sciences organizations will be called on the help research and develop potential treatments and vaccines. With many people working from home at this time, it is more likely that a candidate will be asked to interview via video conference call. Jack Boobyer, Head of EPM Scientific, West Coast, suggests professio...

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  • Scientifically Proven Ways to Beat Blue Monday

    10 months ago

    Have you ever wondered why January feels like such a long month, and more difficult to get through than others? It turns that there is a scientific reason for that, and it results in what is known as Blue Monday, or officially the most depressing day of the year. There are a number of factors, both scientific and environmental which can contribute to the depression associate...

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  • Goodbye Academia: How to Write an Industry Resume

    11 months ago

    ​So, you've decided to leave the world of academia and branch out into industry. With large pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer and Amgen receiving over 2,000 job applications per vacancy, it can be hard to stand out with a compelling resume. How can you market your skills and experience to employers in the life sciences industry? Read our top tips to discover how to write ...

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  • How To Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    about 1 year ago

    ​A 2018 Glassdoor survey found that the pharma and life sciences sector had some of the slowest recruiting cycles, with the average time between application and hire taking an average of 28 days. It can be hard to reach decisions with busy schedules, and so the ‘all day interview’ has increased in popularity to help speed up the recruitment process.  This is where candidates...

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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    about 1 year ago

    ​Professionals talk to each other in the global pharma and life sciences sector, and you may find that your reputation already precedes you when applying for roles within the sector. If you quit a role in a sudden and dramatic way which burns bridges, your actions may come back to haunt you. Even if you hate your current role, it is better to leave your employer singing your...

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  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    about 1 year ago

    A 2015 study by the prestigious Mayo Clinic found that 54% of those working in the pharma and healthcare sector showed at least one symptom of occupational burnout. Recognized as a classified illness by the World Health Organization in 2019, burnout is the phenomenon of experiencing a range of physical and emotional symptoms as a result of prolonged stress and pressure from ...

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  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    about 1 year ago

    ​Day one of a new role in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector is a nerve wracking experience. It has taken a lot of effort to win the role, but now it is time to face the challenge of adapting to a new working environment.  The first day is often a whirl of information, learning a lot of new names and running through a lot of processes you are likely to forget the n...

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  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea 

    about 1 year ago

    ​Did you know that 23% of US companies offer sabbaticals, according to the Society for Human Resource Management? With this number ever increasing, there's no better time to bring up the conversation with your employer. Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital opportunity for a company ...

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  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    about 1 year ago

    ​Is your boss blind to your value? In the fast-paced pharma and life sciences sector, if you’re not growing, you’re falling behind. A stalling career leads to frustration, dissatisfaction and an overall decrease in productivity. If your boss is not helping you identify opportunities to learn and challenge your skills, both you and your boss are losing out. If you are not hav...

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  • How to Resign Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    about 1 year ago

    ​Even with the best laid plans, resigning from your role in the global pharma and life sciences sector can be a tough experience. Especially if your role is skilled or senior, your employer may be unhappy to see you leave.  It will be valuable both to your employer and your own professional reputation within the sector to work as hard as possible to help your handover up to ...

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  • How to Deal With a Toxic Co-Worker

    about 1 year ago

    ​Many roles in the pharma and life sciences sector relies on collaboration and positive relationships with your colleagues to achieve success. However, if you are faced by a coworker who displays toxic behavior such as gossiping or taking credit for other’s work, it can quickly destroy the productivity of a team and slow the progress of your projects. Worse yet, working with...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    about 1 year ago

    ​Turning down a job offer after a long and involved interview process within the pharma and life sciences sector is a difficult decision to make, but it pays not to be hasty when you are deciding where to spend 40 hours a week of your time.  It is important to find the right fit for you, and it pays to take time to evaluate a job offer before deciding to accept or reject it....

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  • Why You Should Always Reject a Counter Offer

    about 1 year ago

    “We’ll match what they’re offering.” It’s a moment that can catch you off guard. You’ve done the difficult bit, after all. You’ve survived marathon interview rounds, had your experience and expertise challenged, and come out on top – success, you’ve been offered the job! The only thing left to do was to rip off the band-aid and hand in your resignation. Unfortunately, your e...

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