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What opportunities are there for graduates in Pharma and Medical Devices?

by Kinetic Business Solutions in career , industry insights
The GCC pharmaceutical and medical device sectors are enjoying strong growth which means there are plenty of job opportunities available for fresh graduates. The pharma market alone has grown from just over $3 billion in 2015 to $5.7 billion in 2020 – almost doubling it’s worth in just five years. And the medical device sector in the UAE is estimated to be worth AED 3.7 billion and is growing year on year.Rudy Bier, Managing Partner at Kinetic, shared his thoughts on what graduates can expect when starting out in the industry this week with The National;“The...

Is Your Job Offer Turning Great Candidates Away?

by Mark Nancarrow in career
The demand for high-quality medical devices, pharmaceutical, and life science candidates is greater than ever. In addition, in a post-pandemic environment, companies everywhere are looking for experts with specialist skills. This puts business leaders and recruiters under significant pressure.  Unfortunately, even if you’re convinced you have a great interviewing strategy and onboarding process, you could still be missing out on candidates. If your job offer isn’t attractive enough to your potential employees, you’re not going to get the attention you deserve. So, how do you know if your job offer is turning great candidates away? 1. You are Not Offering the Right Benefits Package The...

How to Lead Your Medical Device Team Through Challenging Times

by Rudy Bier in career
There have been few moments throughout history that have placed the same degree of pressure on the healthcare landscape for the current generation. Hospitals and clinics are overrun, researchers have been working at greater speeds, and teams have been struggling to innovate constantly.  Everyone involved with the healthcare industry, from medical device consultants to product specialists, struggles to keep their head above water. The question for leaders is, how do you motivate, guide, and empower your team in these difficult times? Even as the world continues to look towards opportunities to reduce restrictions and re-enter normalcy, medical device innovators have a...

How to Handle The Counter Offer Your Outstanding Candidate Just Received

by Chris Atkinson in career
Finding and recruiting the best life sciences and medical devices staff can be tough.  There is a significant skills shortage threatening all parts of the medical sector today. Even with amazing benefits and salaries to offer, companies can struggle to find the talent they need. Even if you make it through the challenges of finding candidates, sorting through options, and extending an offer, your candidate might be won over by a counteroffer from their existing employer.  Around 57% of employees accept the new offers they receive when still employed by an existing brand. However, it pays to have a plan for what you’re going to...

The Sensible and Surefire Steps to Get Your CV Infront of A Hiring Manager

by Mark Nancarrow in career
If I had been writing this post fifteen years ago, people would have thought I was strange. Back then, you could post your CV to the hiring manager, and you would stand a sporting chance that it would be read. Not so now. The internet has truly changed the face of recruitment forever. Online portals, social media, LinkedIn, job boards and A.T.S. (applicant tracking systems) dominate the recruitment landscape. Why Job Searching on Your Own Rarely Works When it comes to looking for your next healthcare career move, you might be tempted to go it alone. With so many online opportunities, surely, this is the best option...
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