• Podcast Episode: The Role of the Pharma Consultant

    24 days ago

    ​EPM Scientific's Thomas McMann joins Yan Kugel on the newest episode of the QualiTalks podcast. As Head of Contracts Switzerland, Thomas talks all things contractors and consultants within the world of quality in the life sciences industry.​​There are many career paths within the quality field of the life sciences sector in Europe. Next to different industries, speciality f...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    7 months ago

    The Covid-19 pandemic has put increased pressure on the Life Science Industry, with many companies are now forced to increase their hiring in order to meet demands. Video interviews have now become a fundamental part of any recruitment process, however it can be difficult to create a great first impression.With the right preparation you can ensure you utilise this popular in...

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  • Blue Monday? Here's 5 Ways to Feel Instantly Better

    10 months ago

    If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, January can be a difficult time to keep motivated at work. The festive season already seems like a distant memory, with bad weather and increasing debt levels putting a stopper to any possible cheer. All these factors lead to the most depressing day of the year, Blue Monday. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you turn the day around. Foll...

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  • How to Write a Winning CV for Biotech and Pharma

    11 months ago

    ​So, you have decided to branch out of the world of academia and into industry. Switzerland is certainly an opportune place to find a new industry job. Long known as one of the world's major innovative hubs, Switzerland has been ranked first on the Global Innovation Index for eight years in a row, despite holding just 0.1% of the world's population. Many global pharma and bi...

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  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    12 months ago

    ​Did you know that 34% of the “100 Best Workplaces in Europe” offer paid sabbaticals, according to the Great Places to Work Institute? With this number ever increasing, there's no better time to bring up the conversation with your employer. Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital oppor...

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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    12 months ago

    ​Professionals talk to each other in the global pharma and life sciences sector, and you may find that your reputation already precedes you when applying for roles within the sector. If you quit a role in a sudden and dramatic way which burns bridges, your actions may come back to haunt you. Even if you hate your current role, it is better to leave your employer singing your...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    12 months ago

    ​Receiving a job offer after a long application and interview process can feel like winning the lottery, especially within the pharma and life sciences sector where employees need complicated skill sets and recruitment cycles can take a long time. However, there is much to consider before you say ‘yes’ to a job offer. Taking a job offer is making a decision about how you wil...

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  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    12 months ago

    ​Day one of a new role in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector is a nerve wracking experience. It has taken a lot of effort to win the role, but now it is time to face the challenge of adapting to a new working environment.  The first day is often a whirl of information, learning a lot of new names and running through a lot of processes you are likely to forget the n...

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  • How To Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    about 1 year ago

    ​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...

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  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    about 1 year ago

    ​Is your boss blind to your value? In the fast-paced pharma and life sciences sector, if you’re not growing, you’re falling behind. A stalling career leads to frustration, dissatisfaction and an overall decrease in productivity. If your boss is not helping you identify opportunities to learn and challenge your skills, both you and your boss are losing out. If you are not hav...

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  • How a Specialist Recruiter Can Help You Secure Your Dream Job

    about 1 year ago

    ​If you are currently only applying to jobs directly, through job boards or LinkedIn, you should consider the exceptional added value that comes from working with a specialist recruiter with experience in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors. Niche recruiters are dedicated to becoming experts in the sector, and understanding the evolving needs and in-demand skills o...

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  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker's Salary

    about 1 year ago

    The global pharmaceutical industry has seen huge growth and impressive revenues which can support well-paid jobs for skilled and knowledgeable employees. The life sciences sector has also seen resilient growth, with disruptors and competitors regularly creating new job opportunities. This provides ample opportunity to seek a pay increase within your company, if you are curre...

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  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    about 1 year ago

    ​A 2015 study by the prestigious Mayo Clinic found that 54% of those working in the pharma and healthcare sector showed at least one symptom of occupational burnout. Recognized as a classified illness by the World Health Organization in 2019, burnout is the phenomenon of experiencing a range of physical and emotional symptoms as a result of prolonged stress and pressure from...

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  • How to Deal With a Toxic Co-Worker

    about 1 year ago

    ​Many roles in the pharma and life sciences sector relies on collaboration and positive relationships with your colleagues to achieve success. However, if you are faced by a coworker who displays toxic behaviour such as gossiping or taking credit for other’s work, it can quickly destroy the productivity of a team and slow the progress of your projects. Worse yet, working wit...

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  • How to Resign Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    about 1 year ago

    ​Even with the best laid plans, resigning from your role in the global pharma and life sciences sector can be a tough experience. Especially if your role is skilled or senior, your employer may be unhappy to see you leave.  It will be valuable both to your employer and your own professional reputation within the sector to work as hard as possible to help your handover up to ...

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  • Why You Should Always Reject a Counter Offer

    about 1 year ago

    ​“We’ll match what they’re offering.” It’s a moment that can catch you off guard. You’ve done the difficult bit, after all. You’ve survived marathon interview rounds, had your experience and expertise challenged, and come out on top – success, you’ve been offered the job! The only thing left to do was to rip off the band-aid and hand in your resignation. Unfortunately, your ...

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  • To Interview or Not to Interview: how to decide whether to go for a job that may not seem perfect

    over 1 year ago

    ​Here’s your dilemma: a recruiter or hiring manager has come across your CV or found you on LinkedIn and approaches you with an interview opportunity that you haven’t sought out. The problem is that the role doesn’t seem, well, perfect. It’s not exactly what you want, and you didn’t even apply for it.So what do you do? Do you go for the interview or not?Why it may be a good ...

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  • Can A Mentor Accelerate Your Career?

    over 1 year ago

    ​Recent research shows that 94% of women across a variety of industries feel that mentoring programmes are an important tool for personal and professional development. While many companies do offer formal mentorship schemes, there is still a large number that don’t yet offer it as part of their in-house learning and development initiatives.Professionals are starting their ow...

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  • Relocating for work? Dos and don’ts for the big move

    over 2 years ago

    ​The thought of relocating for work can make even the most seasoned professional feel a little apprehensive. How do you decide if the opportunities on offer are worth committing to the move?Here at EPM Scientific, we have had years of experience helping candidates relocate within the US and beyond and can advise you on the best way to minimize disruption so you can just conc...

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  • The Candidate Experience and its Role in Successful Hiring

    over 2 years ago

    ​Are you focused on the candidate experience?What makes the perfect interview process? The right format? The right panel? The right questions? These are all important factors to consider, but none of them are as significant as the candidate experience.So are companies giving the candidate experience the attention it deserves? Ask job seekers what they think and the answer wo...

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