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When transitioning to a new role, a new industry or just seeing what opportunities may exist; Conferences should be part of your career marketing mix. I often field calls from PhDs, PharmDs and MDs seeking to transition into the Pharma Medical Science Liaison role with no industry experience but having the building blocks for success;… Read more »

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The Corporate Researchers Conference or CRC was a success, with 50+ exhibitors and talks from some of the world’s most innovative organizations including Facebook, Google and Airbnb. Simon Chadwick, Chairman of the Insights Association responsible for putting on this conference, started his opening remarks on Tuesday by reminding us that we are in a consistently… Read more »

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As an Executive Recruiter for the past 17 years, I have spoken with, literally, thousands of people about themselves, their career pain points and aspirations. As I have mentioned in previous blogs, I love people’s stories, it’s just my nature. I also love connecting the right person with the right next step in their career…. Read more »

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    “It is fair to say that climate change is challenging our long established risk models, especially for wind-based disasters.  In other words, what we now think of as a 1-in-500 year event may no longer be such a low probability incident as storms intensify as a result of climate change,” Sherif El-Tawil, Professor… Read more »

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Old Way of Thinking Job Hopping with two years of tenure or less is CAREER SUICIDE. New Way of Thinking Job Hopping gains valuable experience that will pay off in the long run.     Why the Change in Thinking? Changing Corporate Cultures. Life commitment to one firm is gone. Pensions have become obsolete. Employer… Read more »

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The last blog I posted was 3 Reasons Why You Should Attend a Market Research Conference, and now the Corporate Researchers Conference (CRC) is upon us. Are you attending to build meaningful relationships, get fresh ideas and, perhaps, speak directly to your target audience? It’s been about three long years since the CRC has been… Read more »

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A phone interview is a significant part of the interview process. Many companies are doing two or three phone interviews before giving you the chance to walk through their door for an in-person interview. Screening candidates via a phone interview is a money saver for out of town candidates and a time saver for busy… Read more »

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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 »