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Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile to Get a Job in Pharma

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Many scientists who want to use their science degree outside the lab or transition out of academia look to get a job in Pharma. Working in the pharmaceutical industry requires business acumen as well as the technical skills for your area of expertise. To get a job in Pharma, you need to position yourself as someone with strong commercial knowledge or the ability to pick this up fast. For all professionals, LinkedIn is a platform you need to use as part of this positioning. There are many people …

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5 Career Paths With a Bachelors Degree in Science

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You are studying for a Bachelors degree in science and realise that you don’t want to pursue further education in that subject through a Masters or PhD. You just want to complete your Bachelors degree in science. Maybe you are feeling fearful about the logical next step in your career. And you might still want to keep a link to science in the working world. You could even be having a crisis on what alternative choices there are. Is there no choice but to study more? Whether you are at the underg…

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Discover Your Ideal Career With Informational Interviews

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When we want to discover our ideal career, we Google articles about our profession of interest. You may also look at LinkedIn or Indeed for jobs that interest you and read their job descriptions. Often, these articles and descriptions can be a bit vague. You can end up going down a rabbit hole consuming all this content. You probably won't feel any clearer about your next step. Even if you get that job you wanted, it can end up being nothing like it was described on paper. Is there a way you can…

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5 Ways Volunteering Helps You Achieve Career Goals

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Volunteering is something that we often heard about in school or college. We were encouraged to spend a few weeks at our local charity shop and include it on our  CVs. Its purpose was to give us work experience when we couldn’t get a job yet. And to help our applications for whatever next step we wanted to take. What many don’t realise is that volunteering can still help us further down the line in our careers. On top of this it allows us to give our time helping an organisation’s cause. We can …

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Psychology of Magic

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The Wellcome Collection held an exhibition in central London called the Psychology of Magic, which immediately catches the attention of anyone interested in magic tricks. Whether you watched the occasional show on TV when you were younger or were one of those kids who bought kits and demonstrated tricks for whoever would watch, this exhibition brought you right back to the fascination many of us have with the subject. Not only that, but it uncovers the history, evolution and psychology of magici…

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Four Steps to a Perfect CV

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When you write your CV, it may end up being just a list of your education, experiences and skills.  You may not have thought about the length, formatting or what perception you are giving the reader. One of the things people don't know is an employer spends just a few seconds looking at a CV. This is before either thinking ‘I want to know more about this person’ or ‘nope, not for us’! There are a few standard rules to follow when writing your CV. You can get over these hurdles and make sure you …

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