Interviews

lamar.blackwell

Lamar
Blackwell

When transitioning from academia to pharma, academic scientists need their C.R.E.A.M! – Analysis

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...


coach_tom

Thomas Patrick
Chuna

How to not waste valuable job search time

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, ...


coach_tom

Thomas Patrick
Chuna

If they can't find you, they can't hire you.

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...


charlotte.mitchell

Charlotte
Mitchell

Dealing with recruiters when you are not looking for a job (right now)...

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 ...


cdmst32

Charlene
Milliken

The Job Interview: Why Don’t They Choose Me?

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...


tom

Tom
Ruginis

I Will Not Hire You If.....

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...


Judy.lytle

Judy
Lytle

Imposter Syndrome

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...


lamar.blackwell

Lamar
Blackwell

Interviewing for a job in the Pharma Industry - Preparation

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...


Aníbal Valentín-Acevedo

Aníbal
Valentín-Acevedo

Preparing for an interview (Part 1): What to expect from the process?

One of the most common questions I get from senior students is how to prepare for an interview. 


Aníbal Valentín-Acevedo

Aníbal
Valentín-Acevedo

Preparing for an interview (Part 2): How prepared is being prepared?

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...