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  • Top UK Pharma and Life Science Workplaces for Well

    Top UK Pharma and Life Science Workplaces for Wellbeing (2022)

    • 23 May 2022
    • Lucy Walters

    In this article, we’ve rounded up the best Pharmaceutical and Life Science workplaces for well-being in the UK, based on the official rankings given by The Great Place to Work Institute in 2022.

  • How to Compete for Remote Life Science Jobs

    How to Compete for Remote Life Science Jobs

    • 6 Apr 2022
    • Lucy Walters

    In the US, 75% of Life Science organisations indicated in a 2021 national hiring survey that they are reconsidering, implementing, or expanding their remote working options. Life Science organisations across the globe including Syneos Health, IQVIA and ICON have already created hundreds of new opportunities for remote working in the industry, but competition for these roles is still tough.

  • Why You Should Put Hobbies and Interests on Your C

    Why You Should Put Hobbies and Interests on Your CV

    • 1 Apr 2022
    • Lucy Walters

    Although your hobbies and interests may not be as integral to your CV as your work experience and education, including them is a great way of making your CV more individual, and of demonstrating your transferable skills. Here are some examples of hobbies and interests that could work well on your CV, along with the skills and traits they demonstrate.

  • How to Answer ‘What’s Your Biggest Achievement?’

    How to Answer ‘What’s Your Biggest Achievement?’

    • 17 Mar 2022
    • Lucy Walters

    When interviewers ask you to talk about your biggest achievement, they want to know how you view success as well as what you’re capable of achieving. To stand out against your peers, it’s not always about having the biggest achievement in terms of scale/numbers. Instead, the way you break down your past experiences and relate them to the role you’re interviewing for can create a much more positive impression than you might think.

  • Why Soft Skills are so Important for Pharma Jobs

    Why Soft Skills are so Important for Pharma Jobs

    • 11 Mar 2022
    • Editor

    Soft skills refer to the personal qualities you hold that help you thrive in the workplace. Although hard skills tell recruiters about your level of education, technical skills and job-related knowledge, they don’t really give away anything about how you work, and how you are different from your peers.

  • 10 Essential Soft Skills for Jobs in the Life Scie

    10 Essential Soft Skills for Jobs in the Life Sciences

    • 10 Mar 2022
    • Lucy Walters

    When recruiting within the Life Science industry, there is often an emphasis on what candidates can do in terms of hard skills and technical expertise. However, soft skills are becoming more important than ever in the industry, with recruiters now looking at how candidates could fit in with and contribute to the company culture as well as how long their list of qualifications and achievements is.

  • Top Job Boards For Pharma Jobs (2022)

    • 9 Mar 2022
    • Mike Wood

    We've compiled a list of the world's top Pharma job boards in 2022

  • How to Add a Career Break on LinkedIn

    How to Add a Career Break on LinkedIn

    • 4 Mar 2022
    • Editor

    On March 1st, LinkedIn announced a new feature allowing users to add career breaks to their profiles. According to LinkedIn, 51% of hirers say they are more likely to contact a candidate when they provide context about their career breaks, and this feature is aimed at making it easier for candidates and recruiters to have open conversations about these breaks.

  • How to Search for Your Next Life Science Job

    How to Search for Your Next Life Science Job

    • 2 Mar 2022
    • Editor

    With thousands of new jobs being advertised across the Life Science industry every day, it can be difficult to know where to start looking for the next step in your career. In this article, we’ve put together some key things you can do to help with your Life Science job search; with advice on what you can do both before and during your search to get the best results from your time.

  • Why You Should Customise Your LinkedIn URL

    Why You Should Customise Your LinkedIn URL

    • 25 Feb 2022
    • Editor

    When you create a profile on LinkedIn, you’ll automatically be given a URL that contains your name as well as random numbers and letters. Customising this URL is an easy way of making your profile more professional, and of improving your visibility to recruiters.

  • 10 Biotechnology Career Paths

    10 Biotechnology Career Paths

    • 24 Feb 2022
    • Lucy Walters

    The Biotechnology industry is currently thriving, with the global Biotechnology market value predicted to reach $727.1 billion by 2025. In the US alone, there are more than 800,000 people employed in the Biotech industry, with the employment rate expected to grow by 5% between 2019 and 2029. In this article, we summarise 10 career paths within Biotechnology, with an outline of each role’s key responsibilities.

  • How to Decline a Counteroffer

    How to Decline a Counteroffer

    • 17 Feb 2022
    • Lucy Walters

    Declining a counteroffer from your employer might feel like a hard situation to navigate, but there are things you can do to handle this both positively and professionally.

  • How Long Should Your Cover Letter Be?

    How Long Should Your Cover Letter Be?

    • 4 Feb 2022
    • Lucy Walters

    Whilst your CV acts as a general introduction to who you are and what you can do, your cover letter is your opportunity to really set yourself apart from your peers. Whilst your CV lists things such as your qualifications, skills and experience, your cover letter is your chance to showcase your personal brand, explain the impact you have had in your previous roles beyond what responsibilities you held, and prove why you are the perfect candidate.

  • Which Contact Details Should You Include in Your C

    Which Contact Details Should You Include in Your CV?

    • 21 Jan 2022
    • Lucy Walters

    One of the biggest mistakes you can make when applying for a job is making it difficult for recruiters to contact you. Especially with the life sciences job market being busier than ever, you need to make it as easy as possible for anyone reading your CV to get in touch with you and move forward with your application.

  • What to Include in Your LinkedIn About Section

    What to Include in Your LinkedIn About Section

    • 14 Jan 2022
    • Lucy Walters

    Just like your introductory paragraph on your CV, your LinkedIn About section is your place to create a strong first impression and really make yourself stand out. Don’t use it to list everything that can be found on your profile elsewhere (e.g., when you started your current job and every job you had beforehand) and instead use it to highlight your personal brand, and create connections with high-quality contacts.

  • What to Include in a Resignation Letter

    What to Include in a Resignation Letter

    • 7 Jan 2022
    • Lucy Walters

    When it comes to handing in your resignation, it’s important to stay professional and write a resignation letter that ends your time with the company on a positive note.

  • When to Arrive for Your Job Interview

    When to Arrive for Your Job Interview

    • 23 Dec 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    Although arriving early for a job interview can help to create a good first impression, there is such a thing as being too early. For your next interview, aim to arrive no more than 15 minutes before the time you were given.

  • 12 Signs It’s Time to Look for a New Job

    12 Signs It’s Time to Look for a New Job

    • 22 Dec 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    In 2021, a record number of employees handed in their resignation, with the COVID-19 pandemic causing workers across the globe to reconsider their priorities when it comes to finding the ideal job.

  • How to Answer ‘Why do You Want to Work Here?’

    How to Answer ‘Why do You Want to Work Here?’

    • 10 Dec 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    Although this interview question appears to be asking you to talk about you and what you want from a new job, it’s important to clearly demonstrate why the company would want to hire you too.

  • How to Apply for Australia’s Global Talent Visa

    How to Apply for Australia’s Global Talent Visa

    • 9 Dec 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    Australia’s Global Talent Visa was introduced as part of the Australian government’s JobMaker plan which focuses on improving talent migration to Australia.