• 5 Ways Recruiters Can Be an LGBTQ+ Career Ally

    7 days ago

    ​What makes a great recruiter? There are many styles and personalities out there suitable for every jobseeker. Recruiters should always act as advocates for professionals trying to advance their careers, but for members of the LGBTQ+ community recruiters can play an even more essential role – being a career ally.​Why do LGBTQ+ professionals need career allies?​While great pr...

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  • Alleviate Video Call Fatigue With These Top 5 Tips

    9 days ago

    ​Many of us are working in a virtual office these days. For professionals working in the life sciences sector, that might mean more time in front of the camera than you signed up for. Even those who usually have the verve and stamina to withstand back-to-back meetings may experience video call fatigue.Why the video call fatigue?Evolving from social animals, most human commun...

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  • The Five Soft Skills Needed for Remote Working

    about 2 months ago

    ​Working-from-home will likely last long after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed. While remote working was already on an upward trend before, it was certainly not the norm. In 2018, only 5.2% of people across the European Union would regularly work from home and in the UK that number was even lower (4.4%). As government lockdowns required most workers to stay inside and work ...

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  • How to navigate a difficult job market

    2 months ago

    ​It comes as no surprise that Covid-19 is dominating the European Life Science market in 2020. Research and projects that are directly aiding the fight of the pandemic are being prioritised, creating immense opportunity for specialised professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device sectors.However, as international markets and the global economy are being sh...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    4 months ago

    The Covid-19 pandemic has put increased pressure on the Life Science Industry, with many companies now forced to increase their hiring in order to meet demands. Video interviews have now become a fundamental part of any recruitment process, however it can be difficult to create a great first impression.With the right preparation you can ensure you utilise this popular interv...

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  • Blue Monday? Here's 5 Proven Ways to Feel Better

    6 months ago

    ​Blue Monday got you down? You are not alone. Winter weather, a lower bank balance and enlarged waist line can all contribute to a general sense of malaise; culminating in the most depressing day of the year. While the science behind this day is somewhat shaky, many people find themselves feeling blue during the winter. For life sciences professionals living in Germany, Janu...

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  • Goodbye Academia: How to Write an Industry CV

    7 months ago

    Home to Europe's largest - and the world's fourth largest - pharmaceutical market, Germany is the perfect spot to launch an industry career. However, after leaving your PhD or post-doc position, knowing how to market your skills and capabilities to employers can be a challenge. With large companies like Pfizer and Amgen receiving 2,000 applications per open position, it can ...

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  • How to Deal With a Toxic Co-Worker

    8 months ago

    It might be the teammate who always takes credit for your work. Or maybe your colleague’s negativity drags everyone down and affects your team’s performance. Everyone will face a toxic co-worker at some point in their career. Working in the German pharma and life sciences sector requires the mental strength to handle large projects in a fast-moving industry, and working alon...

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  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    8 months ago

    Your first day in your new role in the pharma and life sciences sector in Germany can feel like a high-stakes task to tackle, as you only have one chance to make a first impression. Your future co-workers are human, and will likely make ‘snap’ judgements based on a first impression which can turn into long-term opinions about your attitude and work ethic. A negative first im...

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  • How to Resign Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    8 months ago

    Leaving a role within the pharma and life sciences sector in Germany should, in theory, be a simple process, but resigning from your job with dignity involves more than handing in your notice. If your skills are in high demand and your work has been vital to your company, the pressure is on to keep your professional reputation intact while making a smooth transition to anoth...

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  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    8 months ago

    A 2016 Gallup study found that 9 billion euro is lost annually in the German economy due to decreased productivity, as a result of burnout. Now classed as a recognisable illness by the World Health Organization, burnout is an occupational phenomenon which impacts both on workers as individuals and the morale and productivity of a workforce.Chronic stress and burnout happen i...

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  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    8 months ago

    ​Did you know that 34% of the “100 Best Workplaces in Europe” offer paid sabbaticals, according to the Great Places to Work Institute? With this number ever increasing, there's no better time to bring up the conversation with your employer. Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital oppor...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    8 months ago

    ​Turning down a job offer after a long and involved interview process within the German pharma and life sciences sector is a difficult decision to make, but it pays not to be hasty when you are deciding where to spend 40 hours a week of your time. It is important to find the right fit for you, and it pays to take time to evaluate a job offer before deciding to accept or reje...

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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    8 months ago

    When quitting a role within the pharma and life sciences sector in Germany, you will want to leave the position on a good note so you can ask your boss and co-workers for a positive reference or LinkedIn recommendation when you leave, which will help you with your reputation, career and future job searches. However, if you want this, you will need to leave your current role ...

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  • How To Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    9 months ago

    Many companies in the pharma and life sciences in Germany are now using the all-day interview process when making senior or skilled hires where more stakeholders are involved in the decision making process. Getting invited to a day-long interview can certainly feel intimidating, but it is a great opportunity for both your future employer to get to know who you are, but also ...

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  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    9 months ago

    One of the largest contributing factors to overall happiness within any job is having a great manager. Knowing that your boss cares about your contributions and is providing guidance on how to do your job to the best of your abilities will make your job far more enjoyable. Having a boss that is not interested can have an impact on both your current attitude and the direction...

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  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker's Salary

    9 months ago

    ​The German pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector is incredibly prosperous, with even entry-level jobs paying great salaries with a good degree. Salary consultants PersonalMarkt’s analysis of the sector claims that career starters within the industry start at an average salary of 54,000 euro. Earning opportunities are high, and the required skills are in demand. The best...

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  • How a Specialist Recruiter Can Help You Secure Your Dream Job

    9 months ago

    ​If you are a skilled candidate currently seeking your next role in the German pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector, there is a lot to gain from contacting specialist recruitment agencies within the sector. Many life sciences recruiters hold extensive knowledge of the sector, its history and the direction in which it is evolving. This clear understanding of trends within...

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  • Why You Should Always Reject a Counter Offer

    10 months ago

    ​“We’ll match what they’re offering.” It’s a moment that can catch you off guard. You’ve done the difficult bit, after all. You’ve survived marathon interview rounds, had your experience and expertise challenged, and come out on top – success, you’ve been offered the job! The only thing left to do was to rip off the band-aid and hand in your resignation. Unfortunately, your ...

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  • To Interview or Not to Interview: How to Decide Whether to Go For a Job That May Not Seem Perfect

    about 1 year ago

    ​Here’s your dilemma: a recruiter or hiring manager has come across your CV or found you on LinkedIn and approaches you with an interview opportunity that you haven’t sought out. The problem is that the role doesn’t seem, well, perfect. It’s not exactly what you want, and you didn’t even apply for it.So what do you do? Do you go for the interview or not?Why it may be a good ...

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