ProClinical Life Sciences Recruitment Blog

How to resign from your life sciences job

Posted by Monique Ellis

03/05/17 14:43

Handing in an official resignation letter can be pretty daunting. Leaving your job after a number of years can be even harder. After having worked for a company for a long period you are likely to have formed strong relationships within the business; your team may even feel like extended family! This can make the process of resigning from your job tough to navigate. Here are some tips to see you through a difficult time:

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Topics: Interviews, Career advice, Job satisfaction

Five reasons to use a life science recruitment agency to find a job instead of applying directly

Posted by Monique Ellis

19/04/17 15:30

Life science recruitment agencies are widely misunderstood in the world of job hunting. While many opt to apply directly to employers for jobs, the added value that recruiters can bring to clients and candidates slips under the radar. Although there are some situations where applying directly may be more appropriate, in most cases getting in touch with a life science recruiter will be more beneficial to you.

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Topics: Interviews, Career advice, Applying for jobs, Job satisfaction, Recruitment

What not to do during a life sciences job interview

Posted by Monique Ellis

05/04/17 15:30

Chances are, you’ve had your fair share of job interviews at various pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. You’ve probably been told many things that you must do in order to beat the competition. Yet, how often are you told what not to do? Many interviewees are often unaware of the subtle things that may be standing in the way of them and their dream job.

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Topics: Interviews, Career advice, Applying for jobs

How to prepare for a clinical research job interview

Posted by Arjun Datta

27/07/16 10:00

 Preparing for any interview can be a trying experience. Let’s face it, interviews are difficult and often there is a lot riding on their success. In order to be successful in any interview, preparation is key. When interviewing for clinical research jobs, interviews pose a unique challenge that may require additional preparation. Below are our five tips to make sure that you are properly prepared for a clinical research job interview.

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Topics: Interviews, Career advice, Clinical research

Questions to ask before, during and after your job interview

Posted by Peter Hogg

11/07/16 10:11

Interviewing can be a stressful process for anyone. If the interview goes well, you could be changing the trajectory of your career in the life science industry. However, if you say the wrong thing, dress incorrectly or can’t manage to deliver a concise answer, you will be left back at square one. Three of the most important things to do in any job interview are: have proper body language, demonstrate you’re up for a challenge and ask questions. Knowing what to ask can make or break your interview. Asking the right questions can help you to prepare, impress your interviewer and even help you to decide if the job is right for you. Here are some key interview questions to ask before, during and after a job interview. 

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Topics: Interviews, Career advice

How to prepare for a video interview

Posted by Peter Hogg

19/04/16 23:00

In today’s web-dominated world, top pharmaceutical companies have grown to embrace the ease and accessibility of online tools and technologies to connect with applicants. Not only has online recruitment taken over from traditional sourcing practices, but video conferencing has completely changed the landscape in which recruiters and hiring managers conduct interviews.

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Topics: Interviews, Career advice

Tips on how to get a quality assurance job

Posted by Lizzie Blount

05/04/16 15:30

The quality assurance job market is now as competitive as ever, which begs the question, “how do I stand out from my competition?”. Competition is fierce and you need to make sure that you have the right tools at your disposal to not only land an interview but also successfully get a job offer.

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Topics: Interviews, CV writing, Career advice

How to prepare for your regulatory affairs job interview

Posted by David Nixon

14/04/15 09:30

Interview preparation is key to being able to properly represent yourself to a potential employer. In regulatory affairs there are some key aspects that employers consistently look for in a job interview. With a bit of groundwork, you will be able to show these skills and increase your chances of getting the job.

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Topics: Interviews, Regulatory affairs

How to answer competency-based interview questions

Posted by Daniel Smart

18/08/14 08:31

At some point in your life sciences career you are likely to be interviewed by someone using competency-based questioning. Understanding the methods and reasoning behind competency-based qestioning will enable you to give strong and effective answers.

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Topics: Interviews, Career advice

About this blog

ProClinical is one of the leading recruitment agencies in the life sciences sector. Blogs are written by ProClinical recruitment consultants and experts within the recruitment and life sciences industries. This blog features advice on finding new jobs and career planning, as well as life sciences news and hiring tips for employers.

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