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
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.
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®.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
17 Nov 09
We're having a fascinating day at the Financial Times Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology conference on London.
27 Oct 09
Whatever happened to the days of donning your best suit and tie and going out and looking for a job? Knocking on doors and meeting prospective employers, dazzling them with your wit, intelligence and enthusiasm. Unfortunately that is not possible in today’s society.
Trevor Abbott - PharmiWeb Field Reporter
02 Jul 09
Getting a job in Clinical research or Regulatory Affairs can be tough at the best of times. Have you ever wondered how some people seem to know everybody and they are always the first to know what is happening in the industry and what roles are available?
15 Jun 09
Unless it paints the right picture you’re letting the side down!
In a depressed job market, an employer is likely to receive 50+ CVs per job advertised from 5 or more Preferred Agencies and many more from agencies who ‘piggy back’ in. So now, more than ever, your CV needs to stand out and be tailored to the role and client and submitted by an agency with valid access.
Avril Horn PhD
11 May 09
The recent outbreak of influenza A (H1N1) infection, previously referred to as swine flu, has thrown the spotlight on governments around the world and their ability to manage a pandemic. In the UAE, customers are currently finding it difficult to source antivirals but, with Dubai seen as a hub for international travel, the government has stockpiles ready for distribution should an outbreak occur.
08 May 09
There has been no shortage of conversation lately about current problems facing the Pharmaceutical industry...
06 May 09
The inspiration for this article came to me when watching an interview with Mr N R Narayanmurthy, Chief Mentor at Infosys. I was particularly taken by his control and poise; clearly, someone with years of training and experience in being interviewed can be completely at ease in such a stressful situation, but it made me think about how we can all improve our own techniques and create that vital positive first impression.
28 Apr 09
Public opinion has for long been regarded as essential to the success of a thriving business. In fact, whilst the benefits of popular perception can often appear somewhat intangible on the balance sheet, what is essentially the respect of the customer is the bastion of almost every profession
20 Apr 09
Any positive effect on the pharmaceutical industry derived from the G20 summit and European Union summit will be indirect and much of the direct healthcare spending increase will cover the cost of cheaper generics accessed through publically funded programs. Furthermore, emerging markets previously targeted to drive revenue growth face potentially crippling consequences from the downturn.
03 Apr 09
We have all heard the doom and gloom regarding the financial markets/ credit crunch/ recession. It’s pretty hard to escape it. The high earning bankers are jobless and the face of our high street is changing with high profile collapses of organisations including Woolworths, the Officers Club, MFI and Barretts.
Chantal Williams- RSA executive search consultant
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