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3 Productivity Hacks to Add to Your Routine

We’re going to start with an interesting observation that was published decades ago, called “Parkinson’s Law.”  And no, this has nothing to do with Parkinson’s Disease. 1. Use Parkinson's Law to your advantage Parkinson's Law states that "work expands to fill the time available for its completion." Simply put, this means that if we give ourselves a timeline to complete a task, we’ll take up the entire time we give ourselves. There are a couple of reasons this happens. Mostly, it’s because when we give ourselves more time than the task really takes, then the task increases in complexity. If…

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3 Reminders of the Importance of Authenticity

I always feel silly when telling someone "just be yourself " in an interview as if that's a secret tip they wouldn't know. I'm sure any time I remind someone to do this in an interview they roll their eyes and think "wow, Lawrence thanks for the life-changing advice." But, it's worth reminding everyone that sometimes it's easy to go too much into "interview mode." Don't lose track of your best asset by not being yourself. Other than the obvious point that lying is bad, here are a few reminders why authenticity could be a difference-maker for you. 1. People…

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3 Reasons to Ditch Motivation for Discipline

People put a lot of stock into motivation. Motivation has turned into big business. It is estimated that the motivational speaking industry brought in $1.9 billion in 2019! Being told all of the ways we can motivate ourselves each day is kind of intoxicating. A bit of motivational inspiration can make us feel like today is the day we turn our lives around! Imagine that - the idea that one day's worth of work will lead to years' worth of change. But there is a great substitute for motivation: discipline. Here are three reasons why. 1 - Motivation is fleeting…

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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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