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5 Key Takeaways from our Degree-Specific Recruiter Hangout

SEMbio hosted our third virtual recruiter hangout last week. If you haven't tuned in yet, this is where SEMbio hosts dozens of MSLs or aspiring MSLs to join us along with a panel of experienced MSLs or MSL managers to discuss popular topics followed by a Q&A session. Last week's hangout was again geared towards aspiring MSLs but this time we made sure to have all degree types represented to better gear our pros' advice to all audiences. Here are 5 key takeaways: 1 - Set yourself apart with unique clinical experience The nurse practitioners and physician assistants out there…

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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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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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Virtual Reality and Summer Baseball

I have had this conversation so many times with neighbors and friends, business colleagues, and within the SEMbio family. The expectation of how the stay at home orders would impact everyone’s day to day activities ranged from minimal to life-completely upended. Now everyone in my professional world is working from home. Anyone that thought working from home 24/7 would be a breeze was in for a rude awakening. During the first two weeks of Stay at Home, the medical affairs professionals were much more available than they had been under normal circumstances. It was great to be able to catch…

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5 Tips for Writing an Effective Email

I've written before about why it's important to utilize phone calls rather than to resort to emails. But, there are times when writing an email is just what we have to do. It is forecast that this year, over 300 billion emails are sent daily. There are a lot of emails being written out there! But, how does yours stand out? Whether it's for the purpose of networking, setting up an appointment with a KOL, or checking in with a hiring manager to see if there is an interest in your application, here are 5 tips for writing an effective…

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