All Careers Advice

  • Moving on inexorably carries with it the promise of ‘the farewell speech’...
  • The job of a medical sales rep. (drug rep, pharmaceutical sales rep) can be an exciting and rewarding one. So what can you do to get a job in this dynamic field?
  • A great summary of points to remember when writing your job application covering letter.
  • 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.
  • If you are new to using PharmiWeb.com to find a new job, you'll soon realise that we have thousands of jobs listed and that they change every day. This means you may initially find the task a bit daunting. However, it’s not really that hard, and with a bit of thought, you will soon be asking why ...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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…..
  • No matter how desperate you might be to a get a new job, telling lies during your interview won’t get you anywhere.
  • 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.
  • Anyone who's been in sales will know the importance of the handshake. However, the handshake is equally important in your job interview; after all, you're selling yourself and need to make a good impression. The handshake is literally the first contact you have with your interviewer and is steepe...
  • A concise summary of Pharmaceutical Industry Acronyms
  • Don't rely on your boss to plan your career!
  • Getting the name of your CV file right, could make the difference!
  • Applying for Some people think that you can be much more "casual" when applying for internal positions. That's not true. Don't you make that mistake.
  • A significant proportion of your success in work is determined by your attitude and your personality at work. How much you are paid, how fast you are promoted is driven mostly by how much people like you, how much they notice you, and how much your colleagues are happy to help you.
  • They might be obvious but you will be amazed at how many candidates do not do this prep!