All Careers Advice

  • An elevator pitch is a quick overview of your background, skills and experiences, with the idea being that it’s short enough to be told during one trip in an elevator. You should always have an elevator pitch prepared when you’re job hunting as you never know who you’ll bump into, and when you mi...
  • The documents in your brag file should add weight to the claims you make in your CV, applications and interview responses, with the use of visual cues also helping to make the interview more memorable. In this article, we outline what you could include in your brag file, when you should use it, a...
  • Especially during a time of increased competition for jobs, it can be hard to stay motivated during your pharma job search. Whether you’re just starting out in the industry or are looking for your next role within it, finding the job that’s right for you can be an exhausting process. To help you ...
  • Bionomics Limited (ASX: BNO) (Bionomics or Company) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Suzanne Irwin as Company Secretary for the Company, effective immediately. Mr Adrian Hinton, Acting Chief Financial Officer, has resigned as Interim company Secretary, having stepped in temporarily a...
  • The STAR method is often used to answer behavioural questions in job interviews. When used well, it will allow you to convey your key achievements and strengths as a candidate in a clear and structured way, giving your interviewer a really clear picture of your potential.
  • When applying for your next pharma job, you’ll likely be asked to write a cover letter to support your application. This is your opportunity to expand on - rather than repeat - what’s in your CV and put your key skills, experiences and achievements into the context of the role. It’s also your spa...
  • When it comes to sharing your CV online, you should be selective about the personal information you make available, and informed as to how the information you do include will be accessed and managed. Regardless of whether you’re uploading your CV onto a job board, an online portfolio or on a soci...
  • If you’re currently searching for a new job, then you should be using LinkedIn as part of your strategy. It’s important to remember that for recruiters who find you online, your profile will be a big part of the first impressions you create, with your photo being one of the first things they’ll s...
  • As interviewers will likely have a set list of questions to ask each candidate, asking your own questions at the end of the interview will also help you to stand out and make the conversation more memorable. Your questions may lead the conversation in a direction that it otherwise wouldn’t have g...
  • As well as being beneficial to pharma recruiters and hiring managers, telephone job interviews also bring many advantages to candidates, not only saving you time and money too but also allowing you to prepare for your interview in ways that are unique to this setup. In this article, we outline so...
  • However you choose to do it, you need to keep track of your job applications. It doesn’t matter if you use an index card, a dedicated notebook, sticky notes on your wall, or some sophisticated tool on your smartphone - if you don’t keep track of them, you’re not really showing your dedication to ...
  • Job aggregator websites are incredibly useful platforms for pharma and Life Sciences recruiters, as they provide a cost-effective way to advertise open positions to large candidate pools, helping to compete in the fight for the best talent in the industry. We’ve put together this list of some of ...
  • PharmiWeb.jobs offers a variety of advertising options from single postings and posting packs, to unlimited posting accounts.
  • The Board of Directors of Antisense Therapeutics Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Charmaine Gittleson M.D as a Non-Executive Director of the Company. Dr Gittleson is a senior executive with extensive international experience as a pharmaceutical physician and enterprise leader in...
  • Once you’ve found your ideal pharma job, it can be tempting to lie about your skills, qualifications, or experiences in a job interview to morph yourself into the perfect candidate. Although job interviews are an opportunity for you to sell yourself to recruiters and hiring managers, lying about ...
  • A brag file is a file used to keep evidence of your key achievements, ready to share with prospective employers. During a job interview, it can be used to support the claims you make and to make the interview more memorable with the use of visual cues. It’s a really useful tool to have and can re...
  • Job interview nerves are perfectly normal, especially if you’ve found your ideal pharma job and want to make a good impression on recruiters and hiring managers. Whilst interviewers may see nerves as a sign that you genuinely care about a role, you need to make sure they don’t take control over y...
  • PYC Therapeutics (ASX: PYC), today announced the appointment of Michael Rosenblatt, MD, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Rosenblatt is a Senior Partner at Flagship Pioneering, a leading-edge innovation organization that conceives, creates and develops first-in-category life science companies, and ...
  • If you’re currently looking for a new role in the Life Sciences industry, completing a personal SWOT analysis is a great way to plan and prepare yourself for your career move. Split into four stages, a SWOT analysis will help you to identify your key Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threa...
  • Despite what you might think, the email address you use when applying for jobs can say a lot about you, and can affect your chances of getting your CV past the filter hurdle. Using an unprofessional email address that doesn’t say anything about who you are (e.g. fluffykittens98@hotmail.com) isn’t...