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What's the Big iPad-ea?

01 Nov 11

We’re seeing increasing demand for pharma marketing solutions to be based on the iPad, and it’s not hard to see why. The pace at which the industry continues its move away from paper-based detail aids seems to be increasing. But what’s interesting is that remote ‘self-service’ edetailing does not seem to be growing at the same rate. The predicted disintermediation of the traditional field sales model hasn’t happened.
Paul Hartigan

Working while on holiday-survey results

04 Oct 11

We recently ran a survey to ask people about the work they do when they are on vacation. It makes interesting reading!
Mike Wood

Working while on Holiday?

25 Aug 11

How common is it to work during your vacation? - Take our short survey.
Mike Wood

The Proper Dose: Interviewing in the Pharmaceutical Industry

17 Aug 11

For recent graduates from science, medicine, or mathematics programs, applying for work in the ever-expanding pharmaceutical industry can be an intelligent choice for both career and financial stability. Depending on the industry upon which you choose to focus, the rules and expectations during the interview process can vary.
Terri Ingot

The Long-term Costs of Health Care

17 Aug 11

Almost irrespective of the country you live in, the increasing costs of healthcare are unavoidable. For governments, the stresses are particularly acute, as both aging populations and the increasing cost of treatments add financial pressures year on year. Yet as a new study by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) confirms, we should not underestimate the extent to which the shape of the state has already changed.
Max Golby - PharmiWeb Field Reporter

Let the jobs come to you!

04 Aug 11

Find out about the latest jobs that match your search - automatically.
Mike Wood

Certolizumab works in RA regardless of prior TNF or concomitant DMARDs

31 May 11

Certolizumab pegol (Cimzia ®) delivered rapid and consistent improvements in a broad range of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients after 12 weeks of treatment regardless of whether or not they had received prior TNF inhibitors or whether or not they were receiving concomitant DMARDs, concluded the latest analysis of the Phase III b REALISTIC trial presented at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) meeting in London, May 25-28 (abstract FRI021).
Janet Fricker

Pharma on Twitter

14 Apr 11

Want to know which Pharma companies are on Twitter? - here's a list..
Mike Wood

Competition in Healthcare

25 Mar 11

Since the very dawn of Western capitalism, competition has been synonymous with success. Indeed, in accounting for the past 500 years of Western ascendancy in the world, Professor Niall Ferguson of Harvard University points to six ‘killer apps’. The first of these, unsurprisingly, is competition
Max Golby

GSK sets new benchmark for graduate recruitment

17 Mar 11

Earlier this month the UK drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline announced a groundbreaking and progressive new scheme for graduates, whereby from 2012 the company will offer to reimburse in full the university tuition fees of the entirety its future graduate intake.
Max Golby

Sanofi-aventis to Acquire Genzyme

24 Feb 11

After six months of sometimes lively pursuit, the French pharmaceutical group, Sanofi-aventis, has agreed a deal to pay $20.1bn in cash for U.S. biotech firm Genzyme Corp after Sanofi made an increased offer of $74 per share.
Max Golby - PharmiWeb Field Reporter

9 Point Pre-Interview Checklist

18 Feb 11

If you've got your self an interview for the perfect job - well done! Now comes the hard part, and you only get one chance. So, here's a simple check list of things that should help you keep your cool and allow you to concentrate on sailing through the interview
Mike Wood

How to | Get a job in Pharma using PharmiWeb.com

07 Feb 11

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 you didn’t do it years ago.
Mike Wood

Cyber Branding & Hyper Visibility

18 Oct 10

Out there on the branding battlefields its simply do or die as brand images are either hyper visible or mortally lost in oblivion. Commanding success for any idea on the global scene demands universal access on e-commerce that is only deliverable by a cyber name identity, as it's the only key to open the site.
Naseem Javed

Arabian Adventures

08 Oct 10

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia provides a new opportunity for clinical research, and can open doors to untapped populations, explains Rani Abraham at ClinTec International
Rani Abraham - ClinTec International

Should a CV include a Personal Profile – the current view!

29 Sep 10

There has been some conjecture amongst professionals regarding the merits of a personal profile on a CV. This conjecture stems from the fact that many job seekers fill there personal profiles with irrelevant and mostly clichéd information.
Matt Craven

Freelancers & Contractors - how to write a CV that isn’t 6 pages long!

29 Sep 10

In my capacity as a Career Consultant, I have worked closely with freelancers & contractors for many years and two challenges keep rearing their ugly head: Firstly, how does a freelancer write a CV that isn’t six pages long; and secondly, what happens if you want to apply for a role that draws upon skills gained in a contract that isn’t the most recent piece of work that you have done.
Matt Craven

Career Opportunities in Clinical Drug Research

07 Sep 10

A new book by Rebecca J. Anderson
Mike Wood

Challenges associated with Pharmacology jobs

20 Aug 10

The role of a seasoned pharmacist has some obvious kind of benefits attached with it. This basically includes the role that they play and the kind of work carried out by them including learning the trade from a well-known lead pharmacist.
Jane Jones

NHS Reform

30 Jul 10

We have a fundamental problem with our health service. It's bloated, it's weighed down in bureaucracy and it's terribly inefficient. That's if you believe the diagnosis of our health service by the new Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley.
Max Golby

Worst Possible Interview Mistakes

23 Jul 10

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.
Max Golby / Mike Wood

The Research Revolution

19 Jul 10

During a time of major economic downturn, there are few industries that can be said to be truly ‘recession proof’. Yet for years now, big pharma has largely been seen as precisely that. After all, no matter dire the markets, and no matter how low consumer confidence plummets, there is always a demand for healthcare.
Max Golby

New wave of independent, self-employed free agents emerging around the world, Kelly® international workforce survey finds

20 May 10

Economic uncertainty has fueled a growing trend toward self-employment and entrepreneurialism with one-in-five respondents worldwide now working outside the traditional employment relationship, and 50 percent saying that they would like to do so, according to the latest survey results from workforce solutions leader Kelly Services®.
Editor

You Love Your Job - You Just Don't Know It

23 Mar 10

Thousands of Brits waste time and energy searching for new jobs every winter, because they fail to differentiate between seasonal blues and job dissatisfaction.
Lindsay Rutland-Dix

How to | Use RSS to get a pharma job

27 Jan 10

RSS is a much under-estimated and under-used thing. It was originally conceived as an easy way of syndicating website content, hence the name “Really Simple Syndication”, but it now become a standard by which content is made available across the web to other sites or users.
Mike Wood

How to get experience and make the most of it.

08 Dec 09

‘You really need some more experience’. Perhaps the most ubiquitous phrase in modern day recruitment, thousands of graduates are now at the mercy of this one requirement as increasing competition in the job market leads to rising standards. Perhaps twenty, or even ten years ago, an undergraduate degree and a forceful sense of charisma might well have been enough to net you your first role in an industry.
Max Golby

ORBIS: what is it and how does it work?

08 Dec 09

Keynes called it an ‘inducement to invest’. In this instance, the most recent financial crisis has called for many of the same approaches used in the 1930s to stimulate the economy and bring industries back to their feet. Today more than ever, we realize that education is one of the most decisive facets of any successful stimulus.
Max Golby

USA, payments to Doctors – good, bad or ugly

08 Dec 09

At what point does a conflict of interests occur? Last year – and for many years before that – U.S. drugs companies paid out tens of millions of dollars in payments and gifts to physicians and academics. Earlier this year, the Pharmaceutical and Research Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) released a revised, and somewhat toughened, code of practice.
Max Golby

Top Ten Worst CV Mistakes!

26 Nov 09

I recently surveyed a range of pharmaceutical HR managers and recruiters to find out what they consider to be the worst errors you can make on your CV when applying for a pharma job. The results were quite surprising and funny at times, so I have compiled the following 10 point checklist to help you with your CV.
Mike Wood

PharmiWeb Solutions Talking to Jean-Luc Bélingard, CEO of Ipsen

17 Nov 09

We're having a fascinating day at the Financial Times Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology conference on London.
Paul Hartigan

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