• Anna Schmidt posted an update in the hub Bio Career Hub: Tips for Life Science jobs & career opportunities 14 hours, 30 minutes ago

    Career progress: Informal relations : Naturejobs

    Women are more likely to realize career benefits from informal relationships with colleagues and others if they are in a discipline that comprises at least 15% women and are not simply tokens, finds a study. Cultural Correlates of Gender Integration in Science analysed accounts of scientific success in psychology, psychiatry and the life sciences,…[Read more]

  • New Job? Four Basic Tips for Networking with Your New Colleagues- Medix

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    After you’re hired for a job, you might think networking can safely be put on the backburner. That’s not the case – it’s time to start networking and getting to know your colleagues. Here are four basic tips:

    Remember Everyone’s Name

    When you start a new job, many people will be introducing themselves to you, so to the best of your ability,…[Read more]

  • How to Set up Your Desk to Increase Productivity at Work

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    No matter how you want to approach the math, adults spend nearly 40% of their day at work according to a recent American Time Use Survey. While many of you have “hands on” jobs requiring physical labor, the majority spend our day plopped, posted, and perched at a desk staring at numbers or figures on a computer screen.

    Read the full article at…[Read more]

  • Where Does Sanofi Find the Best Employees

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    Looking for a career in Big Pharma? After a record year in the capital markets, many of the world’s largest companies are looking to diversify their teams and roll some of that market gain back into the business. We talked with an HR guru at Sanofi to get the scoop on what you need to bring your A game in 2015.

    Human Resources Are Also Adapting…[Read more]

  • Secrets to thriving in graduate school | Science Careers

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    As Steven’s eyes rise from his Western blot membrane, he takes note of his surroundings in the lab. To his left: superstar postdoc Laura. Laura is always on task; she has submitted a manuscript within her first year in the lab. To his right: eighth-year grad student Derek. Derek hasn’t published anything yet. He is gorging on free seminar pizza…[Read more]

  • Finding Your Emotional Anchor | November 3, 2014 Issue - Vol. 92 Issue 44 | Chemical & Engineering News

    Some days, everything seems to go wrong at work. Equipment breaks, experiments don’t turn out as expected, and progress is impeded at every turn. On days like these, it’s nice to have something else that you care about and that’s going well. Just as diversifying your stock portfolio enables you to spread out your financial risk, diversifying your…[Read more]

  • Quit AND Collect Unemployment

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    Jonathan was miserable in his Pharmaceutical Sales Rep position but was afraid to quit. His reason: he couldn’t collect unemployment if he quit.

    Or could he?

    Don’t Quit on the Spot
    The reality is that it’s possible to quit and collect unemployment, although it has to be handled in the proper manner. In particular, that means not “quitting on…[Read more]

  • How to Ask for Help at Work - Medix

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    There are some people who see asking for help as akin to admitting weakness. However, suffering in silence just leads to shoddy work and missed deadlines. Don’t be afraid to reach out for assistance! For help on how to ask for help, check out our tips below.

    Check if you can solve it yourself

    Read the full article at…[Read more]

  • What to Do If You Are Overqualified for a Position - Medix

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    Being told you’re overqualified for a position can feel a bit like being told you are too smart for the work. Shouldn’t exceeding the requirements be seen as a good thing? However, many employers are reluctant to hire overqualified candidates, fearing that they won’t be happy in the position. If you’re aiming at lower-level positions, here’s how…[Read more]

  • Interviewing:Position-Related Questions Top Pharma Pros Should Ask | Wiley Job Network

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    If you’ve ever regretted taking a Pharma job, you have already learned the value of doing extensive research into a job opportunity. Unfortunately, there’s only so much research you can do externally. So to supplement that external research, it’s wise to ask questions during your job interviews in order to gather important information about the…[Read more]

  • A Recipe for Success that Will Change the Rest of Your Career

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    Everyone wants success, so do you. Everyone knows the foundation for success, I am sure you do too. However do you feel that you have applied all the basic elements – confidence, willingness to change etc. – but still have not become successful enough? Check out this “success” recipe. You will never think that the answers are so simple!

    Read the…[Read more]

  • 7 Job Search Tips For 2015 From Top Career Experts

    Ever wish you had your own personal job search coach for free? We can all use some job search advice from time to time, and what better time than as we kick off the start of a New Year! I’ve asked some of my esteemed colleagues to provide some of their best tips for job searching in 2015, and listed below are their top tips!

    2015 Job Search Tip…[Read more]

  • Extra-Curricular Activities and the Resume - Medix

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    Taking part in campus activities can be a wonderful part of the college experience. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and become involved with your community. However, should these activities be listed on your resume?

    It depends!

    If you have full-time experience, extra-curricular activities should not be listed on your resume. Focus on…[Read more]

  • Want to be More Productive in 2015? Avoid these Time Wasters. - Medix

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    You can’t change the number of hours in the day. However, you can change the way you make use of them. If you want to get more done in 2015, be on the lookout for these time wasters.

    Meaningless meetings

    According to Business Insider*, as many of a third of meetings are unproductive, costing an estimated $37 billion.

    Read the full article at…[Read more]

  • Genentech Reveals Their Greatest Source of Who They Hire

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    Amanda Valentino, senior director of talent acquisition, at Genentech, sees a lot of resumes every day—and with 400 jobs currently open, she always has her eye out for new talent.

    But how does she know which candidates are right for a powerhouse like Genentech, which saw booming growth in 2014 and is one of the hottest biotech companies out…[Read more]

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

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    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]

  • Update your communication style for business | Biocareers

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    “You’re a consultant! Be clear! Make a plan and stick to it! Don’t drone on and on! Back everything up with numbers!”

    When I started consulting as a domain expert in energy and biotech, this was, more or less, the feedback I received from a friend of mine who was a seasoned consultant.

    As I mentioned in a previous blog entry, I work as an…[Read more]

  • Finding Your Emotional Anchor | November 3, 2014 Issue - Vol. 92 Issue 44 | Chemical & Engineering News

    Some days, everything seems to go wrong at work. Equipment breaks, experiments don’t turn out as expected, and progress is impeded at every turn. On days like these, it’s nice to have something else that you care about and that’s going well. Just as diversifying your stock portfolio enables you to spread out your financial risk, diversifying your…[Read more]

  • Career progress: Informal relations : Naturejobs

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    Women are more likely to realize career benefits from informal relationships with colleagues and others if they are in a discipline that comprises at least 15% women and are not simply tokens, finds a study. Cultural Correlates of Gender Integration in Science analysed accounts of scientific success in psychology, psychiatry and the life sciences,…[Read more]

  • Top 10 Biotech Careers Ranked

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    It’s been a booming year for biotech, as the capital markets have continued their climb to record levels and more biotechs have had initial public offerings—or exited for the tune of billions—than even a decade ago. But as the sector continues to evolve, what are the best bets for your career?

    BioSpace parsed both data from the Bureau of Labor…[Read more]

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