Unconventional Resumes – DON’T DO IT! (Slideshare)

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Getting creative with your resume to attract attention and showcase your skills seems like it would be the right thing to do.  DON’T DO IT!  There are two very important reasons why sticking with a traditional resume format is a must.  Read this slideshare to find out what they are.   Unconventional Resumes – DON’T… Read more »

5 Tips for Selling YOU in a Job Search

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As an Executive Recruiter at Smith Hanley Associates for the last 17 years, I have spent many hours on the phone with candidates from all walks of life and at every point in their careers. Currently, I head up our Direct Marketing Division, placing candidates in the areas of digital marketing, marketing communications and ecommerce…. Read more »

Direct Marketing Graphics Design – A Case Study

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The Position A growing packaging and equipment solutions client was in a time crunch to find a new Graphics/ Packaging Designer to join their team. The management team had just promoted their full-time graphics designer into an expanded role and felt that it would be a quick search to replace the newly promoted designer. Their… Read more »

Market Research Recruiting – A Case Study

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The Position: A Fortune 500 big pharma client of mine was looking for a new Senior Director to join their team. The company has a great reputation and great products, as well as a good product pipeline. They also had a laundry list of must haves for this candidate. The ideal candidate would need to… Read more »

Counter Offer – Career Kiss of Death

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You’ve accepted a new job. You go to your current boss and resign. Flattering words about your value to your current organization and flattering changes to your compensation and your job description ensue. You find yourself seriously considering staying at the job you just resigned from.     More than 50% of all employees who… Read more »

Pharmaceutical Sales Brag Books – Three Critical Criteria

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Brag Book Purpose To sell yourself the way you would your product. To show the interviewer your communication skills, your ability to present clearly and concisely and your ability to sell their product is represented by your ability to do all of those things with your own brag book. Reinforces important points you need to… Read more »

10 Takeaways from the Medical Science Liaison Society Salary Survey

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  Medical Science Liaison – Career Care and Feeding blog detailed an exciting and growing  career path for PharmDs, MDs and PhDs.  Now MSL Executive Recruiter, Ken Kupersmith, drills down into the Medical Science Liaison Society Salary Survey with the Top Ten Takeaways. These trends from the Salary Survey are reflective of the industry as a… Read more »

8 Interview Thank you Note No-no’s

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8 Interview Thank You Note No-No's from Smith Hanley Associates Confused about the best way to handle that difficult after-the-interview thank you note? Get step-by-step instructions in the attached SlideShare on DON’Ts for doing your thank you notes. Interested in more personal, individual assistance?  Contact Jacque Paige, Executive Recruiter at Smith Hanley Associates, to assist… Read more »

Risk Management – Top Career in 2017

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Risk Management | Smith Hanley

Risk Management Director is the #2 position of “solid career growth” in a study done by Qualigence International. They focused on 10 year job growth as well as median pay. This contrasts to our blog of February 21 where Glassdoor said the Best Job in America was Data Scientist. Their criteria was job satisfaction, salary… Read more »

Expert Interview: Data Scientist Career Development

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Jacque Paige is the Managing Partner of Executive Recruiters, Smith Hanley Associates, specializing in the contingency placement of data scientists and other analytical specialists. You can reach her at jpaige@smithhanley.com or 203.319-4310. Paysa.com recently checked in with Jacque to get her insight on the job market for data scientists and what those in the field should… Read more »