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It’s hard to find a job. That’s why we are here.

We understand the stress involved in looking for a job in the highly competitive pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Although we can’t always find your dream job, transparency is important to us, and we strive to add value throughout the process by providing as much insight and assistance as we can.

Our honest feedback and suggestions are intended to help you succeeded and increase your chances of getting hired. These suggestions come from our years of experience in the industry and are based on real-life conversations with clients, hiring managers, and other candidates. We only present the top candidates to our clients, and we want you to be on that list.

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Resources for Candidates

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Resume Writing for Life Scientists

Author: Cliff Mintz Looking for a new job can be an overwhelming and daunting experience. A vital first step in...
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Managing Job Interview Questions

Author: Cliff Mintz There are countless interview question anecdotes and horror stories on the Internet. Moreover, urban legend suggests that...
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Why Professionalism Matters More Than Performance

Author: Jason Burns The article below is written by Sci.bio’s technology partner, Jason Burns of Kortivity. This piece really resonates...
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Work-Life Balance in Biotech

Author: Claire Jarvis A career in the biotech industry is a dream for many STEM professionals, though it can be...
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Beyond the Interview: Negotiating A Job Offer

Author: Cliff Mintz One of the trickiest parts of the job seeking process is negotiating an employment offer if one...
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Ikigai—Find Your Career Sweet Spot

The 4 questions that every professional, especially job seekers, should ask themselves.   By Dr. Brad Fanger, STEM career coach,...
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The Job Search: Are Cover Letters Still a Thing?

Author: Cliff Mintz Before the advent of the internet, a cover letter was an essential requirement when applying for a...
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11 Important Interview Tips for Success

Author: Cliff Mintz Most job seekers understand that a job interview can be very stressful and emotionally draining experiences. After...
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How to Build Resilience as a Jobseeker

Author: Cliff Mintz There was a very insightful article in the NY Times Science Section entitled "Building Resilience in Midlife."...
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Resume Writing Made Simple?

Author: Cliff Mintz The first step in any job search is to ensure that your resume or curriculum vitae (CV)...
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Is Another Degree Necessary After Your PhD?

Author: Cliff Mintz There was an interesting article in Science Careers Magazine this week entitled "Should you consider another degree...
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Why Online Networking Can Make a Difference in a Job Search

Author: Cliff Mintz Most human resource professionals contend that some form of online networking with colleagues and peers is probably...
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Industrial Careers: Big Pharma vs. Biotech?

Author: Cliff Mintz Many PhD life scientists who have determined that a tenure-track career is not for them usually set...
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Publish or Perish: Dealing With the Pressure

Author: Cliff Mintz The "publish or perish" principle of academia is certainly not a new one and is likely as...
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Telephone Interviews: A Guide to Success

Author: Cliff Mintz Telephone interviews are an inexpensive and quick way for employers to screen prospective job candidates, especially during...
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Six Common Resume Mistakes To Avoid

Author: Cliff Mintz While a resume is required for all jobs, writing one that ultimately leads to a job interview...
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Your Science Doesn’t Speak For Itself

Author: Claire Jarvis As young scientists, we are often taught the academic notion of letting “your science speak for itself”...
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Negotiating a Job Offer

Author:  Gabrielle Bauer The devil is in the details You got The Call. They want you on the job, starting...
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The Diversity of Biotech Companies

Author:  Claire Jarvis If you’re a recent STEM graduate in the Boston area, or plan to relocate to the Boston/Cambridge...
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Life Sciences Today

An update on trends and career paths within the industry Author:  Gabrielle Bauer If you had to pick a single...
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