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The Cover Letter Makes a Comeback

The Cover Letter Makes a Comeback

Cover The advent of online job board and e-applications in the early to mid 2000s all but killed the cover letter. The impersonal nature of applying online for pharmaceutical or biopharma positions led many to believe that cover letters did not improve or enhance a...

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The most dreaded interview question

The most dreaded interview question

This most popular question that always seems to be tripping prospective employees up for years – whether they’re applying for jobs at the local store or at Google. There’s no guaranteed-to-land-you-the-job answer to this question, but there are certainly wrong ways to...

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When is the best time to look for a job?

When is the best time to look for a job?

If you are planning on switching jobs or starting the job hunt there are different times of the year which represent the best, and worst, times to apply for jobs in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. The Best time to look for a job January and February...

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How to Build Resilience as a Jobseeker

How to Build Resilience as a Jobseeker

by Cliff Mintz  There was a very insightful article in this past Tuesday's NY Times Science Section entitled "Building Resilience in MIdlife." that I thought was applicable to the challenges that many job seekers face while searching for a new job or pondering a...

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Is Another Degree Necessary After Your PhD?

Is Another Degree Necessary After Your PhD?

by Clifff Mintz.  There was an interesting article in Science Careers Magazine this week entitled "Should you consider another degree after your PhD." The article traces the journey of several people who earned PhD degrees in science-related fields who transitioned...

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