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Biotechnology, or “biotech,” focuses on the creation of pharmaceuticals and other medical products through the use of biological agents. The industry has been the site of several breakthroughs in pharmaceutical therapies in recent years, some of which have been astoundingly successful in treating previously hard-to-address autoimmune diseases. If you’re poised to launch your career in… Read more »

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In this final segment of our strategic planning miniseries, we’ll look at how to execute the strategic staffing plan you’ve developed, based on the needs you’ve identified in the coming year. Here’s how to launch your plan and hit the ground running in 2018. Get a head start. Before 2018 arrives, identify tasks you can… Read more »

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In the second installment of our three-part mini-series on crafting your 2018 sales and marketing staffing plan, we’ll examine what to do with the results of the audit we covered in part one. Here’s how to put that data to use. Plan Development: Getting Started Start with a copy of your 2017 staffing plan, as… Read more »

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Interviewing can be a nerve-wracking process, and the stress can be exacerbated by the fact you’re trying very hard not to make a mistake that costs you a job offer. Here are some of the “small mistakes” that can easily add up to another candidate getting the offer – and how to focus your energy… Read more »

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The new year is right around the corner, which means that sales and marketing departments throughout the country are reviewing and revising their strategic staffing plans. In this blog series, we’ll discuss strategic planning for 2018. In this installment, we’ll cover how (and why!) to audit your 2017 strategic staffing plan so you have the… Read more »

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Sales careers offer several challenges, but they can also cause stress to build up. In today’s interconnected, “work from anywhere” world, sales professionals are at risk of feeling they are always on the clock. Just because you can work anywhere, at any time, doesn’t mean you should. Prioritizing time and activities to reduce your stress… Read more »

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Nearly every manager would like to know in advance if their employees are looking for another job – yet very few “key in” to the telltale signs an employee is planning to walk. Here are four major red flags that you’ll soon be replacing a staff member, and what you can do to stay proactive… Read more »

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Seeking a new job is a sales project in many ways. You’re reaching out, building relationships, and attempting to close a deal that works for both you and your prospective employer. For sales professionals, leveraging sales tactics in your job search not only helps you close the deal, it also demonstrates to potential employers that… Read more »

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When you need to fill an open position in marketing, you have a choice: seek an outside candidate, or hire from within. It’s an important question, and it deserves your consideration. Here’s what to consider when weighing internal promotion vs. outside hiring. Do you have the inside talent you need? Chances are your people already… Read more »

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When you’re looking for a job in medical marketing or sales, you’ll leave no stone unturned. When jobs are “hidden,” however, they can be tough to find no matter how thoroughly you search. What Is a “Hidden” Job? “Hidden” jobs are open positions that, for various reasons, are not available to the public – or… Read more »