The ABCs of Being an MSL

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The Magnificent 7 Points that Separate the Best from the Rest for the Emerging MSL Profession For those organizations that do it better, the Medical Science Liaison (MSL) role is emerging as a competitive advantage for BioPharma, Medical Device, CRO and Contract MSL (such as TMAC, Tardis, etc.) organizations that strategically utilize this force better… Read more »

How to Get Noticed by Recruiters on LinkedIn

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You’ve decided to conduct a job search but can’t seem to get any traction with recruiters. They aren’t calling you and you can’t seem to find the ones that specialize in your area of expertise. Here are three tips for getting noticed by recruiters on LinkedIn.   1. Looking for Opportunities LinkedIn makes it easy… Read more »

Why the Best Candidates are Turning Down Your Job Offer

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With everyone pressed for time sometimes the interview process gets short shrift. In this candidate driven, low unemployment marketplace, it pays to reassess your hiring process and make sure simple changes that could be made aren’t costing you top-notch candidates. Your Interview Process is Disorganized Cancellations, rescheduling, gaps in the in-person interview day all send… Read more »

Will Data Scientists Replace Actuaries?

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As we embark on what should be an eventful 2018, there’s quite a bit that actuaries should be mindful of. From rising political tensions to tax reform the future is somewhat unclear, but job security is one area where actuaries seem to be well situated. While enjoying some Christmas cheer with colleagues I was asked… Read more »

Competing for Talent in a Candidate Driven Market

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Competing for Talent in a candidate driven market can be tricky to navigate. To be successful requires the understanding of a few key data points: the fundamentals of supply and demand, unemployment rates and labor statistics, the value your organization can offer, and efficiency. Having a clear understanding of these key points will certainly help… Read more »

2017 Data Scientist Trends

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Rise in Data Scientists At Smith Hanley Associates our clients continue to prioritize filling Data Scientist openings. With the wealth of digital data in the marketplace we project that Data Scientist openings will continue to increase exponentially in 2018. What do employers want Data Scientists to do? Data Scientists are hired to uncover patterns in… Read more »

Why LinkedIn is Important Even if You Aren’t Job Hunting

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ComScore’s June 2017 ranking of the top 50 multi-platform properties has LinkedIn as #16! Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft and Amazon are #1-5. This is pretty heady company for a professional networking site. It highlights the value of being on this site for more than just job hunting. Professional Networking There are reasons to reach out… Read more »

5 Economic Forecasts and Their Impact on YOUR 2018 Career Prospects

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Watching the nightly news or the political pundits on Sunday morning talk shows can be more confusing than helpful when trying to figure out what all the economic forecasts mean for your career prospects. Here are Smith Hanley’s interpretations of those numbers and how they might affect your career prospects in 2018. 1.  2018 Unemployment… Read more »