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If you aren’t a market researcher, the difference between the terms Market Research and Marketing Research probably doesn’t keep you up at night. But clarity in language is an important factor in doing good market research so it does warrant discussion. The critical comparison to make is Marketing versus Market. Market Research is a subset… Read more »

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two weeks' notice

Two weeks’ notice is the amount of notice that will make the most people happy. You won’t burn bridges with your current employer, your new employer will be willing to wait for you to start for this customary time period and you will feel good about yourself because you have been fair to everyone in… Read more »

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job hunt networking

Job hunt networking “starts with a mindset and an intention to discover, explore, and be open to what you may encounter. It’s about helping others and helping yourself,” says John Kobara on his blog, Adopting the Mentoring and Networking Lifestyle. Job hunt networking before you need it keeps you in the driver’s seat of your… Read more »

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salary survey

Every year the Medical Science Liaison Society publishes their Salary Survey, which should be mandatory reading for every MSL. This information can be used as a benchmark to understand the market value of the MSL role by years of experience, therapeutic area and size of employer. Dr. Samuel Dyer, in his online MSL training sessions,… Read more »

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Data Science Hiring

Q Ethan McCallum, a strategic consultant in data analysis and technology, describes the Common Mistakes in Data Science Hiring. Is he describing your hiring efforts?   Doing Data Science Hiring for the Sake of Saying You’re Doing Data Science Figure out what you want to do and why. Having a purpose and an expected ROI… Read more »

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Confused market researcher

We’ve probably all been part of what seems to be quick and dirty market research. Hubspot’s “how-to” blog on market research does not give justice to the complexities of the work that researchers do, even when it seems simple to the ones being interviewed. To do it “right” researchers earn Master’s degrees and attend special… Read more »