• Scientifically Proven Ways to Beat Blue Monday

    1 day 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

    about 1 month 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 Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    2 months 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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  • How a Specialist Recruiter Can Help You Secure Your Dream Job

    2 months ago

    ​If you are currently only applying to jobs directly, through job boards or LinkedIn, you should consider the exceptional added value that comes from working with a specialist recruiter with experience in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors.   Niche recruiters are dedicated to becoming experts in the sector, and understanding the evolving needs and in-demand skills ...

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

    2 months 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 Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    2 months 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 Deal With a Toxic Co-Worker

    2 months 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 Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    2 months 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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  • How to Resign Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    2 months 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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  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    2 months 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 Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

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

    2 months 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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  • Why You Should Always Reject a Counter Offer

    5 months 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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  • To Interview or Not to Interview: How to Decide Whether to Go For a Job That May Not Seem Perfect

    8 months ago

    Here’s your dilemma: a recruiter or hiring manager has come across your CV or found you on LinkedIn and approaches you with an interview opportunity that you haven’t sought out. The problem is that the role doesn’t seem, well, perfect. It’s not exactly what you want, and you didn’t even apply for it.So what do you do? Do you go for the interview or not?Why it may be a good i...

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  • Can A Mentor Accelerate Your Career?

    9 months ago

    ​Recent research shows that 94% of women across a variety of industries feel that mentoring programmes are an important tool for personal and professional development. While many companies do offer formal mentorship schemes, there is still a large number that don’t yet offer it as part of their in-house learning and development initiatives.Professionals are starting their ow...

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  • 7 Alternative Ways to Prepare for a Job Interview

    almost 2 years ago

    We’re not the first company to write about how to prepare for a job interview - and we certainly won’t be the last. Anyone who has read such an article will know that the usual advice offered is generally pretty standard – research the company, know your resume, prepare some questions to ask etc… However, when attending a job interview, the last thing you want to be is run-o...

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