ProClinical Life Sciences Recruitment Blog

3 common CV mistakes stopping you from getting a job

Posted by Monique Ellis

15/11/17 15:30

When it comes to CV writing, you’ve probably heard it all. You’ve been told too many times to check your spelling and to tailor every point to the job description. You can recite your key skills at the drop of a hat. Yet, perhaps what is most important is how your CV fares within the fast-paced life sciences industry. As hiring managers and HR personnel get busier and busier, your CV is the first (and maybe – only) chance you get to impress. While these tricks are nothing new, they have never been more important. Here are a few critical opportunities you may be missing when optimising your CV for that life sciences role you really want:

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Topics: CV writing, Career advice, Applying for jobs

How can you progress from a clinical team manager to a clinical project manager within a CRO?

Posted by Theodora Savlovschi-Wicks

25/10/17 15:40

In today’s competitive CRO job market, the truth is that there are several talented clinical team managers (CTMs) looking to move into a limited number of clinical project management (CPM) roles. With a top-heavy market, it might be time to either consider alternative routes into a project management role, or seek a slightly different career path within clinical operations. Here are some of the many avenues a CTM can take when looking for their next career move.

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Topics: Career advice, Clinical research

Do you have a sense of entitlement at work? It could be holding back your career

Posted by Monique Ellis

18/10/17 15:30

Some of us may be guilty of entitlement without realising as it’s become difficult to know the difference between what we expect and what we have earned. Employee entitlement is when you feel you are deserving of things that you haven’t necessarily earned, such as a pay rise, promotion or reward. The good news is that entitled employees aren’t necessarily bad ones, and a few small changes in perspective can help you to better navigate the modern workplace.

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Topics: Career advice

Top 10 locations for life science jobs in the world

Posted by Monique Ellis

04/10/17 15:34

The life sciences industry is becoming increasingly globalised, resulting in a higher demand for life science professionals who have experience in different global markets. Considering life science jobs abroad may be the key to the career boost you’re looking for. But where can you find the best opportunities?

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Topics: Career advice, Top 10 blog

3 steps to making yourself irreplaceable at work

Posted by Monique Ellis

27/09/17 15:00

In today’s job market, job security can be hard to come by. The life science industry is no stranger to major acquisitions, mergers and organisational restructuring, which can lead to mass redundancies and that horrible feeling of uncertainty. If you’re a life science employee looking for a stability, you may be asking yourself, how can I become irreplaceable at work?

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Topics: Career advice, Motivation

What is the difference between HEOR and market access jobs?

Posted by Harry Williams

06/09/17 15:30

Health economics and outcomes reach (HEOR) and market access are two separate sectors within a pharmaceutical company, yet they work towards the same goal: helping to gain market approval for a drug by determining how much it should cost, and why. Both fields work together to ensure that patients have access to the drugs they need.

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Topics: Career advice

What makes a successful recruitment consultant?

Posted by Monique Ellis

30/08/17 15:30

Undertaking a career in recruitment is both complex and straightforward. If you have the right attitude and are hungry for success, nothing can stand in your way. However, the making of a truly successful recruitment consultant involves a developed and multi-faceted set of skills that only a few possess.

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Topics: Career advice, Motivation, Recruitment

What is pharmacovigilance and why is it important?

Posted by Kevin Hansberry

23/08/17 15:30

Pharmacovigilance is concerned with only two outcomes: safety and efficacy. Does a drug work and is it safe? It touches on almost every aspect of the drug lifecycle - from preclinical development to post-market surveillance - making it one of the most fundamental functions within a life science company.

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Topics: Career advice

What are the different types of medical device jobs?

Posted by Monique Ellis

28/06/17 15:30

Medical devices jobs vary widely as the industry is split into several categories: orthopaedics, surgical instruments, stents catheters, syringes and hypodermic needles, blood transfusion and IV equipment, and dental instruments. There are also multiple types of medical device companies including pure-plays, conglomerates and combined drug-device companies.

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Topics: Career advice

How to progress your regulatory affairs CMC career

Posted by David Nixon

16/05/17 17:02

Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) is a specific and significant aspect of regulatory affairs, which is found within many different types of company, particularly pharmaceutical companies that develop and manufacture drugs. ProClinical is giving some inside tips on how to progress your regulatory affairs CMC career within pharma.

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Topics: Career advice, Regulatory affairs

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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