Good and Bad Answers to the 4 Most Common Interview Questions

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Yes, practice your answers to 40 common interview questions. Yes, there will be quirky interview questions that will probably justifiably confuse you. But realistically the majority of interviews will really touch on the four questions below. Good answers to these interview questions will get you the job offer. Bad answers will eliminate you from consideration…. Read more »

Conferences – A Career Networking Must

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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 »

Medical Science Liaison Recruiter – Career Care and Feeding

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Many PhDs love research based bench work, many PharmDs really enjoy filling prescriptions or running a medical center pharmacy and many MDs are fulfilled as primary care physicians. But, what if you have a doctorate and you’re looking for something different from these traditional roles? The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) position can be a rewarding… Read more »

Meet the Team: Lindsey Bartlett, Market Research Recruiting Practice Lead

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  Lindsey Bartlett is all about two C’s – Chicago and Creativity.  Born and raised in Chicago, Lindsey loves the history and architecture and, at least, the summer weather in her hometown.  Her other C is creativity.  She loves to read, write and paint and work with creative market researchers.  She finds her candidates and… Read more »

Biostatistics – Best Graduate Degree of 2016

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Fifteen of the top 25 fastest growing industries are health care related. As we reported in our blog of January 22, Glassdoor ranked Data Scientist as the best job in America for 2016. How to marry the two? Consider a career in Biostatistics. The marrying of big data and the ability to use technology to… Read more »

Employers: 10 Reasons to Use a Recruiter

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Reasons to Use a Recruiter | Smith Hanley Associates

Why You Should Use a Niche Recruiter to Fill Your Opening 1. Recruiters spend every day, day in and day out, finding the specialized candidates you need. They don’t just talk to ad responses. They attend professional conferences and seminars talking to passive candidates and turning them into active candidates. They have in-house databases of thousands… Read more »

Buying Decision Time on a Job Offer

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strategy for interviewing data scientists

Companies will ask for a job offer decision on-the-spot, 24 hours from offer, 48 hours, one week or may even leave the timing open ended. On-the-spot decisions should worry you a bit. Job change is a big decision in your life, why are they rushing you? You should have the same concern with the open-ended… Read more »

Cubicle Etiquette – Are You A Prairie Dog?

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Do you pop your head over the top of your neighbor’s partition?  Do you peek into every cubicle you pass?  You are a cubicle prairie dog and need to practice better cubicle etiquette. 1.  Act like cubicles have walls and doors.  Don’t prairie dog and don’t barge in.  Only enter your associate’s work space when… Read more »

A Statistical Must Read: Significance

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Only 3% of Americans regularly read magazines; another 9% read them occasionally. Yet the number of magazines in the U.S. numbers 7390. For those of you working in statistics, Significance is a quarterly magazine worth reading. Its tag line is Statistics Making Sense. It does a terrific job of presenting articles that will appeal to… Read more »