When transition from academia to pharma industry, you will be hired to solve problems. There is a reason that they are looking to hire someone. The company has a problem of some type. Maybe it’s because that they have more work than can be completed by the staff at hand. M...
Hello Everyone! This time we're going to take a look at three foundational principles that will keep you organized and focused on your job search. Anyone who has read my blogs for a long time knows that I am a firm believer in not spinning your wheels. Spinning your wheels causes anxiety, ...
Hello Everyone! Our topic this time is how to avoid making the hiring authority think you are an unreliable flake. If you give that impression, all the latest fads in job search won't help you. Job search is difficult enough, without putting roadblocks in your own way. You have to remember...
People are generally very happy to work with recruiters during their job search, but less happy to take a recruiter call when they are not looking for a job. While it can be very annoying and awkward to be solicited at work for another job, many times, this is the only phone number a recruiter ...
Since it’s on my mind now, I’d like to talk about the job interview. It’s taken me a long time to come to a few realizations about job interviews. I’ve been on a lot of interviews over the decades, but I know there are still a lot of things I need to learn (and practice). N...
As a CEO at HappiLabs, I have to manage the growth of the company, which includes hiring.We are only a 5-person company, but we’re growing and, currently, I receive about one resume or inquiry per day. Each resume is guaranteed about 5 seconds of my time, as I do a quick glance to evaluate the...
The term “imposter syndrome” was coined by a couple of clinical psychologists in the late 1970s. This is when high-achieving people have freak-out moments, and think that they’re going to be called out as frauds. I think PhDs coming out of academia often suffer from imposter syndrome.&nbs...
Congratulations! You applied for and received an interview for a job at a pharma company. It means that the company has a genuine interest in you. Getting ready for an interview can be very difficult. It can especially be difficult for graduate students and postdocs looking g...
One of the most common questions I get from senior students is how to prepare for an interview.
Let’s start with the basics or the minimal things we should do when preparing for an interview. First, it is important to practice and be prepared for as many general interview questions as you can possibly think. Although we might have a general idea of the questions we are going to be asked...