All Careers Advice

  • For many reps, the GP’s secretary is the key to the practice, fitting in details amongst the never-ending and myriad demands of the local ill. But what do these zealots of the appointments diary really think about reps?
  • Redundancy – meaning a position of employment is no longer tenable – is a traumatic experience. It is possibly one of the most devastating events you’ll have to go through in your career but one that is becoming all too frequent across the industry.
  • Caution: Your CV is your personal data. My advice as a recruiter, with many years experience in the clinical research industry, would be to take care where you send your CV and make sure your data is treated with the respect it deserves! The important thing is to be selective.
  • Ten simple points to remember when writing a great CV. Your CV is the first point of contact between you and a prospective new employer. It is unlikely that the reader will know anything about you except what’s in the CV – so try to see it from their perspective.
  • A brag file is simply a file where you keep evidence of your achievements! It was originally used mainly by sales candidates, but it’s equally useful for everyone now.
  • If the nation’s recruiters received a pound for every time they’d interviewed a candidate that looked good on paper but disappointed in practice, there’d currently be an awful lot of recruiters in the process of relocating to the Caribbean.
  • If you've been through the interview and the recruiter says that inevitable question...Do you have any questions? - You don't want to be sitting there like a lemon, and mumble no. That won't win any prizes and certainly won't get you the job! Have some prepared…..
  • We are all used to being told to "blow our own trumpets" in an interview situation and extolling things like our skills, our experience, our knowledge. But while these might be great things to shout about, have you ever thought about the things that STOP you getting that perfect job or even that ...
  • Recruiters are very busy people, and typically have little time to read and select CVs for any given role. For them it’s a filtering process, often starting with a pile of CV’s and throwing out the bad ones before reading in more detail, the ones that are left. Therefore your task is NOT to get t...
  • Why waste an opportunity to promote your personal brand, follow these Best Practice tips to increase your chances of being selected for interview.
  • You've got your interview arranged, but you don't want to blow it on a simple mistake, so check out these mistakes to avoid!
  • No matter how desperate you might be to a get a new job, telling lies during your interview won’t get you anywhere.
  • If you’re looking for your next job in pharma or biotech, and you’ve been applying without success, You’ve probably found that randomly applying for jobs in a “hope I get it” approach, will waste your time. So maybe it’s time for a review. If you take this approach, you will significantly increas...