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5 Hacks For Working With A Life Sciences Recruiter to Accelerate Your Career

by Chris Atkinson in career
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A job search can be overwhelming and tiring, becoming a full-time job all on its own. Working with a professional life sciences recruiter might just be what you need to kick your job search into high gear. After all, recruitment consultants know about job openings that aren’t widely advertised and can offer valuable insight into current hiring trends and salaries for particular life sciences positions. However, using a recruiter doesn’t automatically guarantee you’ll easily land a job; there’s a lot more involved than just handing them a CV and hoping they’ll do their best to get you that amazing job. Finding the right recruiter who will be able to get you the best results, will require some effort on your part.  With that in mind, here are...
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5 Things Candidates Are Really Seeking from the Life Sciences Sector

by Rudy Bier in career
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How well do you really understand the needs and motivations of the life sciences candidates you’re working with? Perhaps not as well as you might think. At a recent recruitment expo, one of the speakers shared data from a very compelling study which revealed that what recruiters think candidates want out of a job is often quite at odds with what most are actually looking for.  The research found that 70% of recruiters interviewed said that advancement was what candidates most sought in a role, followed closely by money and work-life balance. Interestingly, when the researchers asked candidates what they most looked for from employers, they cited the same three things, but in a...
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Why You Need More Introverts in Your Life Sciences Team

by Rudy Bier in career
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There are many misconceptions around introverts in the workplace. Some business leaders assume that an introverted employee would be withdrawn, unable to work in a team, and painfully shy. While it's true that introverts perform their roles in a different way to extroverts, the truth is that the best teams need both types of people.  While extroverts are likely to take more risks, introverts are more methodical in their work. 50% of the population may be described as "introverted" according to the Myers-Briggs group. Finding the right balance between introverted and extroverted staff members may be the key to the ultimate medical devices or pharmaceutical team.  Here...
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What Life Sciences Hiring Managers Are Really Looking For

by Chris Atkinson in career
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Many factors can affect your chances of a pharma or medical devices job offer, from your social profile to your CV. However, few things are more important than the impression you make on a hiring manager.  Hiring managers separate the candidates with potential from those who won't fit on a team. When you're applying for the ideal job, it's up to you to make sure that you're ticking all the right boxes for your life sciences hiring professional.  Although different companies may have different expectations, you can prepare for a more successful application process, by looking at the basic qualities all employers love. Here...
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5 Reasons Why You Need to Recognise Your Life Sciences Team This Year

by Chris Atkinson in career
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The life sciences sector is widely regarded as one of the most critical industries in the world. We rely on pharmaceutical experts, medical device manufacturers and analysts to support longevity and wellbeing in every country.  As skill shortages pervade many components of the life sciences space, candidates are entering a unique position. Today's job seekers have more choice over which opportunities they pursue, and which employers they stay with.  In this high-pressure environment, the best employees aren't opposed to seeking out alternative employment when they're not recognised or rewarded correctly. Are you giving your teams the appreciation they crave?   The Benefits of Recognition in Life Sciences According to recruitment...
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