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Why A Specialist Life Sciences Recruiter Is Now A ‘Must Have’ Recruitment Priority

by Mark Nancarrow in career
Life sciences companies have a choice to make. The competition for talent is fierce, so organisations in this sector need to have an extremely focused recruitment strategy that delivers the high calibre workforce of the future.Some life sciences organisations are still relying on generalist recruiters, but they do so at their peril. A specialist life sciences recruiter is tapped into the sector, its opportunities and challenges, its key players and its potential pipeline.Your sector is exceptionally specialised, so why risk a generalist to source your next generation of talent?Here are some of the core reasons you should...

How To Write A Job Description For A Life Sciences Role

by Sophia Nambiar in career
In today's market, the job description really is king when it comes to attracting talent for your organisation.According to the latest talent report from LinkedIn, almost 90% of their members would be open to an approach from a recruitment professional for the ‘right’ role.Considering this, how do you make your vacancy stand out as the ‘right’ position to the people you want to attract?ou develop a great job description.The Role of Your Job Description: Sell Your Company And The OpportunityFact: A job description is a selling document. Though people do move for significant roles, they also...

Can International Work Experience Boost Your Career?

by Mark Nancarrow in career
Fact: Whether you agree with the benefits and consequences of globalisation or not, there is no doubt that we are living in a global world.Let’s talk Pharma for a moment: While the Pharmaceutical industry has had its challenges in recent years due to:The rising cost of treatments.Ability to gain approval from governments to fund the latest treatment options for life threatening conditions.The impact of politics such as the US election and Brexit.In spite of these issues, the market research firm Evaluate Pharma, reported in its 2016 annual report that the value of the global prescription drug...

Great Questions to Ask at The End of An Interview Part 2

by Mark Nancarrow in career
In our previous article about interview questions to ask we shared how to prepare your thoughts pre interview in order to make the most impact possible during the process.In this companion post, we share several additional questions to ask that will:Validate in your own mind that this really is the company for youThe role will deliver for you what you want as you develop your careerDemonstrate to the hiring team your level of commitment and interest in the rolePrepare in Advance…… AgainAs we mentioned last time; prepare your questions well in advance considering the key areas we have shared...

Great Questions To Ask At The End Of An Interview Part 1

by Mark Nancarrow in career
Your Pharma search company have helped you land an interview with a company you are super keen to join.You have carried out your interview preparation and feel condident that you can answer all their questions; you have even got a string of examples to share for all the key competencies that are important in the role you are applying for; so what next?It’s time to prepare for an important part of the interview process that many candidates forget.It starts with that moment when the interviewer says something like; “Well, we have asked you a lot of questions...
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