General Careers Advice

  • What should you put in your Cover letter? Keep it short and to the point, but don't forget these key points.
  • Imagine for a moment that YOU were the recruiter tasked with managing the applications for a particular job advert...
  • 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.
  • You’ve assessed your strengths and weaknesses, set your career and life goals and prepared your CV to ensure you market yourself in the best possible way.
  • In today’s pharmaceutical industry, the variety of careers and roles is greater than ever before. But with the number of high quality candidates also increasing, proper preparation of your job search
  • Well, you’ve done it – you’ve been selected for the all-important interview for your dream job in the pharmaceutical industry! But does the thought of it fill you with adrenaline and a sense of challenge or fear and a sense of nausea?! The key to successful interviewing is in the planning - read ...
  • However you do it, you need to keep track of your job applications. It doesn't matter if it's an index card, a dedicated notebook, sticky notes on your wall, or some sophisticated tool on your smartphone. If you don't keep track, you're not really showing that you're dedicated to finding a new job.
  • A role as a medical sales rep is difficult to land, but with determination, persistence and a little advice from us, you too could soon be warming a seat in a GPs waiting room.
  • 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.
  • Personality tests are commonly at interviews to calculate your personality "Type". It is likely that you will be faced with one during your career.
  • 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?
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 concise summary of Pharmaceutical Industry Acronyms
  • Don't rely on your boss to plan your career!
  • 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.