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3 Takeaways from our SEMbio Hangout: What a Long Strange Trip it’s Been

Last month we hosted our last "SEMbio Hangout" of 2021. SEMbio Hangouts are a series of virtual meetings we host via Zoom where we meet with MSLs, aspiring MSLs, and MSL managers to discuss trends or popular topics. Our theme this time was "What a Long Strange Trip it's Been," where we got to pick the brains of a few long-time field medical professionals and discuss how the MSL career of the past compares to today's MSL role. Our panelists - Dave Claghorn, Deanna Tucker, and Paul Tomondy - have all been in the 1industry for 20+ years. Here are…

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4 Reasons it’s Good to Have a CPC Certified Recruiter

First and foremost, congratulations to Cori Lattanzi! Cori just became the latest recruiter at SEMbio to pass her certification exam to become a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC). Becoming a CPC is earned through a certifying exam that is based on employment law and business ethics in recruiting and staffing. It gives certified recruiters a foundation of hiring and recruiting knowledge upon which to build ethical and professional careers.  All of SEMbio's recruiters become CPCs shortly after beginning their careers here in order to have the most qualified and principled team possible. The CPC is one of the most comprehensive certifications…

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Runnin’ Down A Dream: 5 Sembio Hangout Takeaways

A couple of weeks ago we hosted another "SEMbio Hangout." SEMbio Hangouts are a series of virtual meetings we host via Zoom where we meet with MSLs, aspiring MSLs, and MSL managers to discuss trends or popular topics. Our topic last week was "Runnin' Down a Dream," where we got to pick the brains of a few new MSLs to hear their thoughts on how they were able to land their first MSL positions. Our three panelists - Rebecca Hill, Renee Rotolo, and Ren-Jay Shei - have all become MSLs in the past couple of years. While it's always nice…

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5 Key Takeaways from “Extreme Ownership”

Medical Science Liaisons don’t typically manage people, but that doesn’t mean leadership concepts don’t still apply to the day-to-day work. I always enjoy hearing MSLs explain to me what their mindset is when it comes to running their territory. There are commonalities shared among high-performing MSLs and the way they approach the management of their territory. Many prefer to act as the "CEO" of their territory. I recently read a book called Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead and Win. It’s written by a pair of former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now take the lessons…

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5 Ways to Maximize the Effectiveness of Our Writing

We are in a day in age, no matter what our occupation is, where written communication is important. Emails and text messages continue to replace phone calls and people constantly have their devices in front of them. As an MSL, you may routinely use written communication to schedule KOL appointments, coordinate meetings with internal colleagues, or pitch an idea to your team. If career development is on your mind, there's a likelihood that you're also writing thank you letters after interviews, asking for involvement in special projects, or expressing interest in a promotion opportunity that has arisen. We can easily…

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