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How To Survive a Marathon Interview Process

Posted on October 2019

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A 2018 Glassdoor survey found that the pharma and life sciences sector had some of the slowest recruiting cycles, with the average time between application and hire taking an average of 28 days. It can be hard to reach decisions with busy schedules, and so the ‘all day interview’ has increased in popularity to help speed up the recruitment process.  

This is where candidates have interviews with several stakeholders across departments to interview about different aspects of the role, and what is expected from that part of the company. These interviews save time for employers, but can be a very long and tiring day for candidates.  

This article covers what to do when faced with a marathon interview and avoid crashing and burning by mid-morning. This includes tips on preparation, what to take with you and what to expect on the day.

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