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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 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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SEMbio’s MSL Recruiter Hangout Session 2

We had so much fun doing our first Recruiter Hangout that we wanted to do another one!  This Zoom Recruiter Hangout is geared towards aspiring MSL candidates. We know there are a lot of questions out there about how to break into the role and what it's like once you do. We will also have some experienced MSLs as panelists with us so you can learn from the best!  When: Wednesday, June 3rd Time: 4 pm CT How to sign up? Fill out the form here! A password and link to the meeting will be sent to you the day prior…

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SEMbio Offers Resume Help in Response to COVID-19

As we enter into more than a month of quarantine and social distancing, this new “normal” starts to become more real every day. Staying positive and reaching out to help others is at the forefront of our society, and SEMbio’s thought process is no different. We are continuously looking for ways to help our community, whether it’s supporting local businesses in DFW, healthcare workers, and first responders or those within medical affairs. Our biggest motivator for the past 10+ years has always been to help others, and it couldn’t ring truer now. Below are two exciting new initiatives to help…

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7 Ways to Succeed in a Virtual Interview

Virtual interviews are now a bigger part of our lives than ever before. As non-essential travel is currently banned, in-person interviews are being scrapped in favor of virtual interviews. This includes using video interviews to see each other and screen-share capabilities for the presentation (side note: but good news! Most pharma companies are still hiring). As a result, we have reached peak 21st century interviewing and the virtual interview process is getting its time in the spotlight. It's a different style of interview to get ready for with a few nuances to prepare for that aren't always at top of…

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