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Again, thanks for your continued interest in our monthly newsletter. We are continuing to work hard to keep it useful and informative. This month its short and sweet…

If you would like to be included in special email notices in the future, targeted to your position in the pharma industry, you may place yourself into one of several Interest Groups. This enables us to send an email to, let’s say — all our contacts in Sales Analysis. We can then make you aware of “Sales Analysis” news and opportunities as they arise…

To add yourself to an Interest Group, go to the bottom of this newsletter and Click Here to Change Your Subscription. Then, click on Change Preferences. Click the box for the interest group that best relates to your position and background. Confirm your email address by typing it into the required block and SUBMIT.

February Update – Selected Position Openings

Now that the new year in in full throttle mode, below is a partial list of positions (all with pharma companies) we are currently working on. Keep in mind, the 1st Qtr. of any calendar year is probably the most active in terms of clients wanting to solidify headcount and aggressively continue their interviewing:

* Supervisor, Professional & Sales Education

* Associate Director, Market Research (2)

* Director, Market Research

* Sr. Manager/Manager, Market Research

* Sr. Market Research Analyst

* Market Research Analyst (3)

* Product Director, New Products

* Senior Product Manager

* Sales Analyst

* Forecast Manager

* Forecast Analyst

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Thanks for your continued interest in our monthly newsletter! We’ll work hard to keep it useful, yet concise with tips to enhance your career.

Career Tip

Interviewing for any opportunity is being prepared. No joke. You would be surprised how often we encounter a client who is disappointed the candidate did not prepare properly. And likewise, the candidate complains he/she didn’t get the job offer. Whether a phone interview or face-to-face, know your game plan: Here are some “behind the scenes” hints that we found effective:

1. Know the company and key brands, both current products and the therapeutic category you are looking into. Pipeline education is helpful to know as well.

2. Compare your resume to the job description and prepare a one-page addendum that lists in bullet points your skills relative to the position requirements. Have available to use as reference and/or a follow up tool after the interview.

3. Ask you recruiter for help. Pick his/her brain about any issues, hot buttons, background on the interviewers, etc.

4. Smile, yes smile and be a regular person. So many companies want to see the “human side” of people. You can be professional and serious and still score points with a fresh, interpersonal, and relational side of yourself.

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Here at PharmaOne Search, we would like to periodically share with you some valuable information to keep you current on our new opportunities, and to bring you some tips that may be of benefit to your career.

Career Tip

Career track in any company is important. When you find yourself stagnated with extra work and a supervisor that postpones discussions for the next steps in your career, it may be time to evaluate other opportunities. Ask yourself these questions:

* Why are you considering a move?

* What is your best skill set(s) and how do you use it effectively?

* What does the client company need to offer, besides compensation, to make the position attractive for you?

 

Update Your Resume

Update your resume now! Sept./Oct. is the 2nd busiest timeframe in recruiting by clients needing to locate top level talent. We invite you to email us your resume, confidentially, and we’ll update your information in our talent database.

Did you know that Jan./Feb./Mar. are THE busiest months of the year for recruiting? Why? Because calendar year headcounts are approved and candidates receive their annual bonus checks during this time. When checks are “in hand,” people seriously start investigating making a change.