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What Makes a Candidate Stand Out in the Life Sciences Industry in the Gulf / Middle East?

by Rudy Bier in career
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The Middle East and Gulf area are brimming with well-educated people, looking to start their career in the life sciences space. According to some studies, the region will expand its talent pool by 50% by 2030, giving employers plenty of great options to choose from. The life sciences sector is responsible for many of the breakthroughs in the medical world, and it's a huge economic driver for the Middle East. In 2017, the life sciences industry accounted for 1.73 million jobs.  The question is, what makes a candidate stand out in this growing space? How can you make sure that you get the role...
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The 5 Critical Skills Employers Will Look for in 2019

by Chris Atkinson in career
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According to the World Economic forum, five years from today, up to 35% of the critical skills employers look for in candidates today will have changed.  The new year is upon us, and with it comes a multitude of new requirements from companies embracing the fourth industrial revolution. The digital nature of our world is affecting almost every industry, from life sciences to pharma, and on top of that, hiring managers still need to find employees with the right soft skills to thrive in their company culture.  As specialists in the UAE recruitment space, the team at Kinetic has evaluated...
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What Makes a Great Scientific Presentation?

by Rudy Bier in career
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Medical Devices and pharmaceutical stars keenly want to get their point across in presentations, but their interesting subject matter can sometimes fall victim to their presentation style.  This is not a problem confined to scientists of course.  Presenting effectively is something that eludes huge numbers of people in the Life Sciences sector with nerves about public speaking and a lack of clarity in their slides often interfering with the message of the presentation.  Luckily, there are many ways to improve your presentation style that are easier than you realise. What Do You Want To Achieve? It is easy to confuse the audience by going off on tangents and trying to cram a huge amount of important scientific information into a short space of...
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What (Really) Makes Your Life Sciences Company A Great Place To Work

by Chris Atkinson in career
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With the race for talent accelerating as the skills shortage bites across the life sciences sector, including the MENA region, there’s a lot of talk in leadership circles about creating ‘a great place to work’ to attract and retain quality candidates.  Perceptions of what makes a workplace exceptional differ between individuals: where one person will love the idea of a highly collaborative workplace with breakout rooms and lunchtime yoga classes, another might cringe at that high-octane group atmosphere and seek a quiet, minimalist workplace where they can work autonomously and with interruption-free productivity.   So how do life science employers navigate different workplace culture preferences to create a place where everyone wants to work while taking into account that the scientists developing a drug often have different needs and wants from...
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How Good Is Your Pharma Talent Pipeline?

by Chris Atkinson in career
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Your pharma and medical devices talent pipeline? You do have a plan, don’t you? In honesty, not every organisation does. This is concerning when you consider the skills shortage many companies are facing in the MENA region. In this post, we want to review what to consider when it comes to creating a talent pipeline and where you will need the help of a specific pharmaceutical recruiting partner. What Is A Talent Pipeline? For those of us schooled in sales and business development, we all know and appreciate the benefit of our ‘pipeline’. It’s those potential new clients who we want to convert to purchase our product or service or a current client who might...
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