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 »

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 »

No Longer Legal to Ask Salary History in a Job Interview

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The most dreaded question in a job interview, “What is your current salary?” is now off limits in 4 states, 3 large cities and 1 U.S. Territory. California, Delaware, Massachusetts, Oregon, Puerto Rico and New York City, Albany and Philadelphia have legislation that bars employers from asking about a job applicant’s pay history. The National… Read more »

Smith Hanley Offers New Career Options for Actuaries

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Actuarial Science continues to be a dynamic career choice. Smith Hanley Associates experienced 40% actuarial placement growth in 2017 due to the addition of some new and exciting clients in unique applications and unique industries, as well as growth in our core consulting and carrier business. Before we flip the calendar page to 2018 we… Read more »

Pharmaceutical Recruitment: 2017 Trends and 2018 Outlook

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By second quarter 2017 fears of what the new President would do to the health care industry had calmed down. No change in the ACA seemed to be imminent and the President had backed off any conversation about drug pricing. Pharmaceutical companies hiring pace picked up along with the economy and the stock market. 2018… 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 »

25 Pharmaceutical Sales Interview Questions

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Of course you know to prepare answers to the most common interview questions. Queries like, What are your strengths? Weaknesses? Where do you want to be in 5 years? 10 years? Why do you want to work for our company? Why do you want to leave your current company? Why is there a gap in… Read more »