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Tips and Tricks for Writing a Great Field Medical Affairs Resume

Part I: The Basics Your resume is your first impression on a hiring manager. It’s important to include all pertinent details, from easy-to-read contact information to the special projects and experiences that make you a great candidate. Here's a checklist of resume must-haves, and some very important do-nots. A resume highlights your skills (particularly those related to the role for which you're applying), emphasizes places of employment over education, and typically runs no more than two pages. A CV emphasizes academic accomplishments, begins with your educational credentials, and can run much longer depending on your publications, posters, and presentations. Most MSLs use a hybrid…

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Counteroffers: What to Consider When a Counteroffer is Presented ft. William Soliman

You’ve spent weeks, even months, interviewing for a new opportunity. The company has great science, the leadership and culture seem to be a great fit and the company gives you an offer. You are thrilled about the opportunity -- but then it comes time to resign. Maybe you were prepared for the possibility of a counteroffer or maybe it caught you by surprise? Whether it's a lack of support from your manager or that promotion in job duties you've been promised but have yet to see, there are lots of factors that come into play for both the candidate and…

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2 New Reasons to Work with SEMbio

SEMbio has added two new recruiters to our team - and they may be familiar faces to some of you! With the addition of Linda and Rochelle, SEMbio now has over nine additional years of MSL recruiting experience, two new beneficial backgrounds in pharmacy and biology, and a solid grasp of the MSL landscape. Get to know them more by checking out their bios! Linda Spratt | Recruiter  Linda graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. She's originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, but moved to Texas right after college and has made her home in the…

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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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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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