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  • Personalising Your LinkedIn Connection Requests

    Personalising Your LinkedIn Connection Requests

    • 14 May 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    Rather than simply clicking ‘connect’ on every profile you see on LinkedIn with the aim of growing a large network, use the ‘connect’ option as a place to start conversations with the people who could add value to your network. Having lots of connections will ultimately be useless if you aren’t taking the time to get to know them and making your name one that they will remember.

  • How to Build your Network on LinkedIn

    How to Build your Network on LinkedIn

    • 13 May 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    It’s not about how many thousands of connections you have, but more about what those connections can bring to your network, and ultimately, your job search. In this article, we outline some of the best ways to grow a high-quality network on LinkedIn, with advice on how to keep the conversations with your connections going after your connection requests have been accepted.

  • The Best File Names for your CV

    The Best File Names for your CV

    • 7 May 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    The file name you use for your CV is another opportunity for you to promote your personal brand, and to help your name stick with recruiters. Naming your CV ‘CV.doc’ or ‘Resume2021.pdf’ isn’t at all inspiring and won’t help your application stand out. These file names are meaningless, and it’s likely that there will be duplicates of these in the recruiter’s CV pile.

  • Making the Most of Your LinkedIn Headline

    Making the Most of Your LinkedIn Headline

    • 30 Apr 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    To help build your network with the most relevant contacts, it’s important to be as specific as possible in your LinkedIn headline; making it clear who you are, what you do, and what you’re hoping to gain from the platform.

  • Using Statistics in Your CV

    Using Statistics in Your CV

    • 23 Apr 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    When outlining your achievements in your CV, aim to back up your most important wins with statistics that tell recruiters and hiring managers exactly what you’re capable of, and the types of results you could produce in the role you’re applying for.

  • What’s Your Elevator Pitch?

    What’s Your Elevator Pitch?

    • 16 Apr 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    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 might get the opportunity to sell yourself as a potential employee.

  • How To Stay Motivated When Searching For a Life Sc

    How To Stay Motivated When Searching For a Life Science Job

    • 13 Apr 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    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 stay positive and productive throughout your pharma job search, we’ve outlined some of the best ways to stay motivated when looking for a job.

  • Using The STAR Method in Pharma Job Interviews

    Using The STAR Method in Pharma Job Interviews

    • 9 Apr 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    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.

  • How to Make Your Cover Letter Stand Out

    How to Make Your Cover Letter Stand Out

    • 8 Apr 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    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 space to convey who you are as a person beyond the skills and qualifications you hold.

  • Your Personal SWOT Analysis (For Candidates)

    Your Personal SWOT Analysis (For Candidates)

    • 12 Mar 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    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 Threats in order to create an action plan to make you a strong candidate for your desired role.

  • Is Your Email Address Stopping You From Getting a

    Is Your Email Address Stopping You From Getting a Job?

    • 12 Mar 2021
    • Editor

    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 going to do you any favours!

  • Your Career Plan for 2021

    Your Career Plan for 2021

    • 10 Feb 2021
    • Lucy Walters

    If you’re in the pharmaceutical sector and you’re planning a career move in 2021, it’s vital that you have a plan in place to help you with your job search. We’ve put together some key advice on how you could approach your career move; with tips on what you could do before your search, how to make the most out of job boards like ours, and how to organise your applications.

  • How To Ace One-Way Video Interviews

    How To Ace One-Way Video Interviews

    • 10 Feb 2021
    • Masha Ovechkina

    Video technologies have been expanding to HR business processes since long before the pandemic. As far as I remember, it was 2013 when I first came across a video-resume and recorded video questionnaire service. It seemed very convenient, however, not suitable for every industry. There is a prerequisite for using it - there should be an employer-driven market where there is high competition between candidates.

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    Major Life Science Companies Hiring in Australia Jan 2021

    • 7 Jan 2021
    • Mike Wood

    The Latest List (Jan 2021) of Life Science Companies Hiring in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Encourage Longer Lunch breaks

    Should We Encourage Longer Lunch breaks?

    • 1 Dec 2020
    • Mike Wood

    Longer lunch breaks could make a happier and more productive team.

  • How To Fight Procrastination When Working From Hom

    How To Fight Procrastination When Working From Home

    • 18 Jun 2020
    • Anna Sharples

    You have a mountain of things to do and yet, you just can’t seem to get them done. For centuries, the home has been a place of comfort, the space we returned to after a long day at the coal face.

  • How to Write an Email That Will Get a Recruiter's

    How to Write an Email That Will Get a Recruiter's Attention

    • 27 Feb 2020
    • Mike Wood

    How can you maximise the chances of your application email getting opened?

  • Your Cover Letter - The Key Points

    Your Cover Letter - The Key Points

    • 2 Oct 2019
    • Mike Wood

    What should you put in your Cover letter? Keep it short and to the point, but don't forget these key points.

  • Always Read the Instructions When Applying for a J

    Always Read the Instructions When Applying for a Job

    • 14 Aug 2019
    • Mike Wood

    Imagine for a moment that YOU were the recruiter tasked with managing the applications for a particular job advert...

  • 7 Common English Language Mistakes People Make on

    7 Common English Language Mistakes People Make on Their CV

    • 20 Mar 2019
    • Mike Wood

    Because English is such a complex language, it is fraught with traps that we can all fall into. With this list I hope to clear up at least a few of the confusing words we use every day. This is a list of some of the more common errors people make with English within their CV.