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As a Recruiter, one of my favorite groups to work with is recent grads breaking into the life sciences industry. Their passion and excitement for science, manufacturing, and engineering are what make my job invigorating and worthwhile. However, as is the nature of recruiting, I don’t often have the chance to speak with these candidates…

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A lot has been written about preparing for job interviews and usually the tips are the same. For example, doing research into the company. When it comes to a life sciences interview, though, should you prepare in a different way? Yes and no. In our experience coaching candidates applying for positions in life sciences, there…

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You may have heard the saying “the best time to find a job is when you have one.” Is it true? Yes! Having an updated resume at the ready, being involved in professional groups, browsing job opportunities on LinkedIn – these are all activities career experts advise should be done even when you’re not actively…

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Let’s be honest— while the idea of a new dream job may cause a flutter, there are very few people that can genuinely say they get excited about job interviews. First, there’s the upfront effort needed to research the company, craft thoughtful questions, and practice your elevator pitch. Then, even just the idea of the…

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No matter the job market, or your personal circumstances, as a job seeker, you have the power to decline an offer. It may be a matter of culture, commute, the company or a better opportunity elsewhere – not every role is right for every person. However, how you conduct yourself when declining a job offer…

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When you’re job searching, you hear a lot of advice about your resume regarding what it should look like, the content, the length, how far back you should go, etc. The suggestions can be endless and confusing, and the worst part is many of the “tips” are myths. All recruiters have their opinions about the…

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In addition to traditional interviews, during which the hiring manager typically asks a series of straightforward questions about your credentials and experiences, employers often use behavioral interviews to uncover how potential new hires would handle different on-the-job scenarios. That means you, as a job seeker, should understand what these interviews entail, how they differ from…

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As recruiters, we talk with candidates daily about the frustrations they experience during their job searches. One of the biggest complaints? “Why don’t recruiters respond when I call or email?” While we always strive to be responsive, the volume of candidates reaching out to us can be overwhelming. And, even one little thing can move…

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Starting a new job is a big transition and with it can come a lot of anxiety. If you are considering a role change, or about to begin a new opportunity, what can you do to manage your stress and make a positive impression on your new employer? Here are a few things to consider.…

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