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5 Ways to Break Bad Habits

Well, we're at the end of July and we shave probably gotten less than 3 months of regularly-scheduled living out of 2020. With this year shaping up to be one where our opportunities for success are not as readily available as others, it's more important than ever to focus on our self-improvement so we can come out on the other end of the pandemic more prepared to get back to our normal routine. Bad habits can not only have a negative impact on our day-to-day lives, but they can affect how others evaluate us. One of the reasons a hiring…

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SEMBio Recruiter Hangout –  Different Avenues into Industry

SEMbio is excited to announce our next Recruiter Hangout geared towards aspiring MSLs. This session’s focus will be on the different paths you can take to break into that first MSL role. We know it can take some candidates months to a couple of years to break in, and everyone has had different roles prior to industry. We will be utilizing breakout rooms to help facilitate more candid discussions and will have some guest panelists joining us! Sign up now as space is limited. Date: Thursday, August 6th Time: 4pm – 5:30pm CT Where: Online (Link will be sent to…

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3 Steps to Talking Yourself Off the Ledge

Change is scary. It can be nerve-racking on a normal day, and even more so during a pandemic. Many people naturally avoid it as much as possible. Pharma is a constantly-changing industry. Many people have, by no fault of their own, become very used to change and frequent job changes. Others, however, have made very few job changes and it becomes a daunting task to make a move. Making a job change forces us out of our comfort zone, which makes us anxious. The anxiety can cloud our judgment and it's human nature for us to start overthinking things and…

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It’s Time For Your Annual Physical – For Your Resume

IT’S TIME FOR YOUR ANNUAL PHYSICAL! (for your resume, that is…) In a conversation last week with one of my favorite industry friends, we discussed the importance of keeping your resume up-to-date. He basically said, “Well I’m not actively looking, but I should probably have my resume up-to-date, right?” It opened up a great conversation.  As the Metaphor Queen, I said, “Well, yeah. You should update your resume just like it’s a required annual physical.”  The more we talked about it, and yes, it went into a weird direction for a hot minute, we both realized that YES, you should. …

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5 Tips for Working with a Recruiter in Medical Affairs

A job search can be a very daunting experience for most, whether it was your decision to find a new job or you were forced to find something new due to outside circumstances. Having a specialized recruiter to help walk you through the process can be extremely beneficial, especially in Medical Affairs for MSL roles where the interview process can be unique and time-consuming. As someone who never personally used recruiters before I became one, I know there are many others out there who don’t truly understand the most efficient and effective ways to use recruiters. Below are some tips…

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