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LinkedIn reports that social professional networks are the #1 source of quality hires followed by internet job boards and employee referrals. Recruiters fill anywhere from 5-10% of all job openings. So, why use a recruiter? The infinite reach of the internet can be confusing and mind-numbing for you and the hiring companies. A recruiter with… Read more »

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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 »

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A 2015 Moody’s study predicted that the closure rates of small colleges and universities will triple in the coming years and mergers will double. This rate could lead to 15 institutions a year shutting their doors for good.  The pursuit of tenure track academic positions becomes more difficult and more risky as a result.  Opening… Read more »

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Natural Language Processing got a boost in utilization and exposure through Tableau’s recent acquisition of ClearGraph in early August. Data Scientist’s are using data visualization for storytelling that can sway the hearts and minds of their company’s decision makers. Now those decision makers can ask the database for the information they want in the same… Read more »

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Every statistic about Big Data is mind-boggling but many of them seem to be without cited sources and are used over and over again as they take on a life and an accepted truth of their own on the internet. We’ve made some comparisons between a September 2015 blog by Forbes and more recent statistics…. Read more »

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You’ve worked hard. Your education, your experience, your skills are right in line with the job you are applying for. You’ve created a clear and concise resume that accurately reflects this, but something’s missing. How do you make your resume stand out from the 500 other applicants? You are thinking about turning your resume into… Read more »

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Do You Love Math and Science? You love the combination of math and science. You can foresee yourself taking three semesters of calculus, a semester of linear algebra and maybe an introductory course on probability and/or statistics. If you plan on going on for a PhD, courses in real analysis and matrix algebra excite you…. Read more »

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Being board certified in any healthcare related career has proven to be impactful. It is a credential that resonates because of its association with board certified physicians. That positive relationship can now be yours in your pharmaceutical medical affairs career. The Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist or BCMAS is a credential that goes right up… Read more »

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The skill set for a pharmaceutical business development career is very similar to that required for a Wall Street private equity or investment banking career. Why would someone choose pharma BD over the more highly compensated, movie highlighted Wall Street? There are four very good reasons.   Focus In corporate business development you will work… Read more »

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You’ve just spent all day interviewing. You want to kick back and review your day from the couch. Okay, you can have one drink and a two hour break but then write your thank you notes. Why? 22% of employers are less likely to hire a candidate who does not send a thank you note…. Read more »