ProClinical Life Sciences Recruitment Blog

5 ways to make the most of your notice period

Posted by Monique Ellis

08/12/16 11:22

Notice periods are often a difficult but necessary phase that you must endure before embarking on a new professional challenge. In life sciences jobs, they can range from 2 weeks to 3 months, so knowing how best to conduct yourself during this transitionary period is vital, especially if the notice period is at the longer end of the scale. ProClinical has composed some tips on how best to manage the time you have left at your current employer.

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Topics: Career advice, Motivation, Networking

Do you have transferable skills within the life science industry?

Posted by Monique Ellis

30/11/16 14:42

If you’ve ever felt that your current profession is no longer for you, you’re certainly not alone. It’s likely that you’ve found yourself in a job that you feel unsuited to or the career path ahead is not as you’d hoped. Although it’s true that some careers within the life science industry require a very specific skillset and are therefore vocational, there are several crossovers that might allow you to move into a more suitable position, or even from one vertical to another.

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Topics: Career advice, Applying for jobs, Job satisfaction

How to get a medical science liaison job

Posted by Sam Barry

16/11/16 14:24

Have you ever considered a career as a medical science liaison (MSL)? With the prominence of MSLs on the rise, more and more companies are looking to hire these expert professionals. Due to the demanding job role and requirements, it can be hard to get an MSL position if you lack previous experience. Here are some things to know if you’re looking to break into the MSL industry.

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Topics: Career advice, Applying for jobs

How to find the right life sciences career

Posted by Monique Ellis

02/11/16 13:59

If you’ve ever been at a loss as to what to do with your life science degree, or have no idea which profession would best suit your wants and needs, look no further! ProClinical has provided a way to match your interests and skillset with various career options available within the life science industry; whether it be in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology or medical devices.

Each section represents a particular skill or interest and gives a brief explanation of which professions match up, and what it takes to be successful. This guide is by no means exhaustive but may really help to steer you towards an ideal career path.

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Topics: Career advice, Job satisfaction

5 tips for writing a cover letter for a life sciences job

Posted by Monique Ellis

26/10/16 13:40

No matter how polished your CV may be, in some cases, the key to getting an interview is a clearly written and well-structured cover letter. Recruiters and HR professionals have large volumes of CVs to sift through within a very limited time so they may have a matter of minutes (even seconds) to glance through your application.

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Topics: Career advice, Applying for jobs

What are the different phases of clinical trials?

Posted by Monique Ellis

05/10/16 14:48

If you’re considering a career in clinical research, it’s useful to know what’s involved in this exciting and varied line of work. Clinical trials provide some of the most important and rewarding career opportunities available to those who have a degree in, or a passion for, life sciences and clinical research. Pharmaceutical jobs give you the chance to be involved in creating new drugs which combat some of today’s most serious health issues such as cancer, HIV and Alzheimer’s disease. The development of drugs can dramatically improve the quality of life, and even save the lives, of thousands of people. How’s that for a fulfilling career path? If it sounds like your kind of thing, read on!

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Topics: Career advice, Applying for jobs, Clinical research

Three steps to a successful career in pharmaceuticals

Posted by Monique Ellis

28/09/16 15:08

After the difficult process of applying and interviewing for an entry role in the pharmaceutical industry, it’s truly rewarding when you finally secure your first job. Whether you’ve chosen to work in regulatory affairs, clinical research, drug safety or any other type of life science job within pharmaceuticals, you’ve made the first step in what will hopefully be a long and satisfying journey within your chosen field. Here are some steps to follow that will help you to achieve the most successful career possible.

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Topics: Career advice, Motivation, Job satisfaction

How to make your clinical research CV stand out

Posted by Theodora Savlovschi-Wicks

21/09/16 16:13

The clinical research market is booming and the variety and number of clinical research jobs available are rapidly increasing. As a result, there is more pressure on clinical recruitment agencies, as well as internal Talent Acquisition and HR professionals to fill these urgent and essential roles.

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Topics: CV writing, Career advice, Clinical research

How to get found on LinkedIn by life science headhunters

Posted by Arjun Datta

10/08/16 12:00

LinkedIn has quickly become the most essential source in any job seeker’s toolbox. As LinkedIn’s popularity grows, it is becoming one of the best places for life science and pharmaceutical headhunters to find new candidates. If you are looking for a new position, or want to increase your networking opportunities, keeping an up-to-date LinkedIn profile is essential.

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Topics: Career advice, Applying for jobs, Networking

How to negotiate a pay raise

Posted by Arjun Datta

03/08/16 10:30

Money. We all need it and none of us seem to have enough of it. If you are confident in your performance in your current position and have put in the effort and time, it may be time to ask for a raise in salary. In order to successfully negotiate a pay raise in your organisation, you need to move forward with a plan. Below are five tips to successfully negotiate a pay raise.

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Topics: Career advice