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    10 Lies to Stop Telling Yourself About Your Career

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    Forty years ago, when you got a job, you had a career. The turnover was a fraction of what it is today. Today, moving from one career to another is commonplace. It’s normal for an average worker to change jobs and/or careers multiple times within a ten-year time period.

    Even with these statistics, many people still end up settling with average,…[Read more]

  • How to speak with confidence-part 1, public speaking and presentations | Biocareers

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    Does your stomach do flips when you hear the word “presentation”? Does your throat get drier than the Sahara desert when you have to speak to more than one person? Do you sweat profusely when you have to “network”? Do your legs wobble if you have to resolve perceived conflicts and unequivocally state your opinion?

    Well, you are not alone,…[Read more]

  • 7 Job Search Sins

    During one of my recent morning walks, I listened to a great podcast from NPR about the seven deadly sins, and like many times when I hear a story, read an article, or see an event; I think about the job search. There are actions, or lack of, that can affect your job search in negative ways. I wouldn’t call them deadly, but they are sins to avoid…[Read more]

  • How To Work Faster And Smarter

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    As the old saying goes, “work smarter, not harder.” But what does that really mean? When there are deadlines looming, bosses looking over your shoulder, and clients ready to launch, how do you stay focused, and get everything done efficiently? How do you produce effective results, even when you’re under the gun?

    Sometimes we know what to do, but…[Read more]

  • How to Talk about Your Achievements during Your Job Interview without Sounding Boastful - Medix

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    The goal of your job interview is to assure the hiring manager you are the perfect person for the opportunity. Talking about your achievements is a great way to do so. However, you run a fine line between simply talking about your accomplishments and sounding boastful. You wouldn’t want to rub the interviewer the wrong way by bragging, so follow…[Read more]

  • Our Top Phone Interview Tips - Medix

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    As a recruitment company, phone interviews are step one in how Medix meets new candidates, learns their strengths and finds them the perfect opportunity. We wanted to take this opportunity to share our top phone interview tips to help all job seekers through this crucial first step of the interview process.

    Always Prepare

    Prepare for your phone…[Read more]

  • How Biotech Startups Can Defy the Recruiting Odds

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    Finding qualified candidates to fill any startup position is tough. But for emerging biotechnology companies, securing experienced candidates with the right expertise can feel like an empty pursuit.

    In highly technical fields like science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, employees need a certain knowledge base and skill set before…[Read more]

  • How to Talk about Your Achievements during Your Job Interview without Sounding Boastful - Medix

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    The goal of your job interview is to assure the hiring manager you are the perfect person for the opportunity. Talking about your achievements is a great way to do so. However, you run a fine line between simply talking about your accomplishments and sounding boastful. You wouldn’t want to rub the interviewer the wrong way by bragging, so follow…[Read more]

  • The Best Careers For Your Personality Type

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    Ever wondered why you are drawn to certain careers and not others? For example, are you convinced you’d be happiest if you were a writer and not a boardroom executive? You might think your job preference goes hand in hand with your career training, but it often runs deeper than that.

    Your personality type has a lot to do with why you fancy some…[Read more]

  • Salaries in the Science and Pharmaceutical sector for 2015 | IrishJobs Career Advice

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    According to our most recent Jobs Index the number of jobs posted online in the Science, Pharma and food sector increased by 15% in 2014.

    Many drugs that are manufactured here have gone off patent so many pharma organisations moved to consolidate their operations.

    Salaries have remained steady in 2014 with very little movement and that can be…[Read more]

  • Real Pharmaceutical Sales Reps on How to Break into Pharma Sales

    In this article, three pharmaceutical sales reps have generously offered their top tips for breaking into the pharmaceutical sales field. They are Meaghan Mandli, growth hormone therapy manager with Novo Nordisk, Inc., Los Angeles, and Stephanie Milner, and Lisa Wheeler, both pharmaceutical sales specialists for Sepracor Pharmaceuticals.

    Advice…[Read more]

  • Know Your PIO | The Scientist Magazine®

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    While Nélida Leiva-Eriksson was wrapping up her PhD studies in biochemistry at Lund University in Sweden last year, her advisor suggested that she contact the school’s communications department to discuss her work and future plans. The timing was right: she had just published a paper in Plant & Cell Physiology on the differential expression of…[Read more]

  • 8 Things You Should Never Say during a Job Interview - Medix

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    The goal of your job interview is to show the hiring manager you are the right person for the job. Thus, you thought through common interview questions, researched the company inside-out and are dressed to impress. However, slipping up and saying something silly can derail the interview, making your hard work and preparation meaningless. Avoid…[Read more]

  • 30 Life Lessons From Chinese Billionaire Jack Ma

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    Have you ever felt discouraged when you consider your professional progress or financial state? Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has a few tokens of advice for you.

    Ma is a Chinese internet entrepreneur who launched his first big endeavor, and many since, in the face of adversity or criticism. He was named Financial Times’ “2013 Person of the Year,”…[Read more]

  • 10 Sure Things of a Successful Resume

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    You’ll receive many opinions of your resume; rely on 10 sure things.
    By Bob McIntosh, Career Coach

    Whose advice should you follow when you’re writing your resumes? Knowing the answer to this dilemma may require a crystal ball, for without it you won’t be 100 percent sure of who will provide the right answers.

    Do you heed the advice of…[Read more]

  • Three Simple Tips for Organizing Your Email Inbox - Medix

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    Has your email inbox become out of control? Are you always running out of storage? It’s time to do some pre-spring cleaning in your email. Here are three simple tips:

    Archive, Delete and Repeat

    The simplest way to take back control of your inbox it to archive your old messages you need, delete those you don’t and get into a regular…[Read more]

  • 10 Ways to Push Yourself to Excel at Work in the New Year

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    If you’ve played your cards right, 2014 gave you everything you wanted—a Christmas bonus, maybe a raise or a promotion? Not exactly?

    Well, now you have a reason to take your game to the next level in the coming year. As Jack Dorsey so famously said, “Success is never accidental.” Take your future into your own hands with these 10 steps to push…[Read more]

  • Should You Listen to Music at Work? - Medix

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    With apps like Spotify and Pandora at our fingertips and the ease of downloading off services like iTunes, listening to music at work is simpler and more accessible than ever! But is it really helping workers stay productive, or has it become a big distraction? It depends!

    According to Fast Company*, listening to music has two big benefits.…[Read more]

  • 6 Rules Every Biotech Job Seeker Should Know

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    The famous theoretical physicist Albert Einstein once said, “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” It’s a statement that’s as true in a biotech job search as it is on a basketball court or football field. Whether you’re looking for your first research assistant position or pursing an…[Read more]

  • 9 Characteristics Of High Performers

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    Getting ahead. Winning the race. Earning the highest income. All of that is possible when you become a top performer.

    Psychologists, business experts and scientists have studied top performers extensively. Discover what they have learned about high performers – again and again, it comes down to the same habits, drives and attitudes.

    Read the…[Read more]

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