A life science recruiter's blog on placing R&D professionals.

  • The Importance of Thank You Notes

    Thank you notes are an important key to job success and should be used more often by candidates seeking jobs, those marketing for new business, and anyone who wants to impress his boss and colleagues. I am talking about hand written notes, not emails. A written thank you note shows the recipient that you care enough to take a bit more […]

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  • Review: “Vault Career Guide to Pharmaceuticals and Biotech”

    The “Vault Career Guide to Pharmaceuticals and Biotech” by Andrew Morkes is a well-written introduction to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry for those who are thinking about a career in the industry. It is written for the layperson, especially those who don’t know much about what goes on in pharma and biotech companies. It will […]

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  • Pfizer and AstraZeneca: More Loss of Jobs to Come

    Update: Since the merger of Pfizer and AstraZeneca never happened, this post is obsolete. But I will leave it up as it does raise some points about how these mega pharma mergers are not the best for employees: Well, I finally have something to write about again. Lately, I just haven’t had much to say here. But the […]

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  • Ellen Clark, President of Clark Executive Search, in Xconomy Article

    A month or so ago, Luke Timmerman ( @ldtimmerman ) , National Biotech Editor for Xconomy, interviewed me ( Ellen Clark) about my reaction to a NY Times piece which talked about the hoops candidates have to go through to get hired and the time it takes. I had a post mostly completed at the […]

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