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Top Takeaways from Our SEMbio Hangout: Break Through to the Other Side

Earlier this month, we hosted another "SEMbio Hangout." If you haven't gotten to attend one yet, 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 "Break on Through to the Other Side," a topic where we discussed the task of transitioning from an MSL career into other non-MSL career paths. We had 3 panelists - Niren Shah, Woodie Zachry, and Kartik Aysola - join us to talk about their journey.  My summary here is no substitute…

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5 Things For Which We’re Thankful

This year has made it easy to let our emotions take over, in both good ways and bad. Yes, it has been easy to be annoyed with a lot of the changes we're dealing with, but that just means it's easier to remember what we have to be thankful for in this life. Here are a few things SEMbio is thankful for this year. 1. Our Health I'm not sure there has ever been a time that has made it easier to reflect on how lucky those of us are who have good health and to realize just quickly it…

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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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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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