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Pharma Industry – Job Hunt Renee Mastalerz – MediSystem Division of Shoppers Drug Mart
Agenda <ul><li>Before you start your search </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it important to prepare </li></ul><ul><li>Perceptions...
Before the Search  <ul><li>Finding Mission – make it fun </li></ul><ul><li>Who is hiring? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is pharma ...
Job Search
 
Why is it Important to Prepare <ul><li>Pay for play </li></ul><ul><li>Boring vs. Hobby </li></ul><ul><li>This might be the...
Perceptions of YOU
Perceptions of YOU <ul><li>Gen Y </li></ul><ul><li>Techno-savvy multitaskers </li></ul><ul><li>Texting/Blogging </li></ul>...
Don't Ask About  /  Avoid <ul><li>Flex Time Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Pet Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Tattoo Policy </li></ul>...
Finding a Perfect Job is a Journey <ul><li>Figure out what you enjoy doing </li></ul><ul><li>Figure out where you are (gap...
Research vs. Job Search <ul><li>Job search is like exercise: Do it weekly or suffer the consequences </li></ul><ul><li>Mak...
Career Athlete <ul><li>Get ready </li></ul><ul><li>Get serious </li></ul><ul><li>Set goals </li></ul><ul><li>It's a compet...
Where? <ul><li>Industries </li></ul><ul><li>Pharma </li></ul><ul><li>Biotech </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Research Organizat...
Employers are out there... <ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>Company website </li></ul><ul><li>Mission Statements </li></ul...
How? <ul><li>Smart!  </li></ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><li>Be alert and pro-active </li></ul><ul><li>Be respectful –...
Job Search Advice <ul><li>Clean up your Facebook page </li></ul><ul><li>Set up keyword news alerts (Google, Yahoo) </li></...
More Job Search Advice <ul><li>Selectively target employers (one at a time) </li></ul><ul><li>Revisit once a month (consis...
Bad Habits of Ineffective Job Seekers <ul><li>Lack of confidence or over-confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Limiting your job se...
Decisions <ul><li>Is it for me? </li></ul><ul><li>Company Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Interview employees </li></u...
Enjoy your career and remember!
“ There is no perfect job, only the perfect one for you” <ul><li>Personal Branding </li></ul><ul><li>References and Networ...
Feedback Loop – Revisit and  Realign
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  1. 1. Pharma Industry – Job Hunt Renee Mastalerz – MediSystem Division of Shoppers Drug Mart
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Before you start your search </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it important to prepare </li></ul><ul><li>Perceptions of YOU </li></ul><ul><li>Research vs. job search </li></ul><ul><li>Where & how </li></ul><ul><li>Job Search Advice – Pharma specific and general </li></ul><ul><li>Decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback loop – revisit & realign </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy your career </li></ul>
  3. 3. Before the Search <ul><li>Finding Mission – make it fun </li></ul><ul><li>Who is hiring? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is pharma industry special? </li></ul><ul><li>Trends (aging population, technology) </li></ul><ul><li>Soul searching - your talents, passions </li></ul><ul><li>Review job postings (education and experience requirements) </li></ul><ul><li>Consider signing up for upgrading courses </li></ul>
  4. 4. Job Search
  5. 6. Why is it Important to Prepare <ul><li>Pay for play </li></ul><ul><li>Boring vs. Hobby </li></ul><ul><li>This might be the beginning of the rest of your life </li></ul><ul><li>Different career pathways </li></ul><ul><li>They don't teach 'Corporate' at the University </li></ul><ul><li>Quarterlife crisis </li></ul><ul><li>Value proposition ($ and  ) (hard and soft) </li></ul>
  6. 7. Perceptions of YOU
  7. 8. Perceptions of YOU <ul><li>Gen Y </li></ul><ul><li>Techno-savvy multitaskers </li></ul><ul><li>Texting/Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Self indulgent </li></ul><ul><li>Needy </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of entitlement </li></ul><ul><li>Book-smart </li></ul><ul><li>Dyslectic with ADD </li></ul><ul><li>No taste in music </li></ul><ul><li>Extra mental stimulation </li></ul><ul><li>Helicopter parents </li></ul><ul><li>Gen Y @ work </li></ul><ul><li>Shorten the weekday </li></ul><ul><li>Bring back Administrative Assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Redefine retirement </li></ul><ul><li>Give me my benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Promote based on Emotional Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Invent awards </li></ul><ul><li>Bring your parents to work day </li></ul><ul><li>Higher starting salaries </li></ul><ul><li>Re-invent performance review </li></ul>
  8. 9. Don't Ask About / Avoid <ul><li>Flex Time Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Pet Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Tattoo Policy </li></ul><ul><li>$ and Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Use Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Negative comments </li></ul><ul><li>Words like 'unfortunately' and 'annoying' </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook and Twitter improper content </li></ul><ul><li>Colloquialisms </li></ul>
  9. 10. Finding a Perfect Job is a Journey <ul><li>Figure out what you enjoy doing </li></ul><ul><li>Figure out where you are (gap analysis) </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your perfect job (find a person) </li></ul><ul><li>Look for access points to get closer </li></ul><ul><li>Create a map (mind mapping, action plan, visuals) </li></ul>
  10. 11. Research vs. Job Search <ul><li>Job search is like exercise: Do it weekly or suffer the consequences </li></ul><ul><li>Make follow-up a game and you’ll win </li></ul><ul><li>Cast a wide net </li></ul><ul><li>Job information interview </li></ul><ul><li>Explore career paths (LinkedIn) </li></ul>
  11. 12. Career Athlete <ul><li>Get ready </li></ul><ul><li>Get serious </li></ul><ul><li>Set goals </li></ul><ul><li>It's a competition </li></ul><ul><li>You've been racing for a long time – don't quit before the finish line </li></ul>
  12. 13. Where? <ul><li>Industries </li></ul><ul><li>Pharma </li></ul><ul><li>Biotech </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Research Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Devices </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Retail </li></ul><ul><li>Technology/IT </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>R&D / Analytical </li></ul><ul><li>QA/QC/Validation </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Research </li></ul><ul><li>Sales/Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Health Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics/Data Management </li></ul>
  13. 14. Employers are out there... <ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>Company website </li></ul><ul><li>Mission Statements </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Community Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Size </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Results </li></ul><ul><li>Recent News </li></ul><ul><li>Explore </li></ul><ul><li>Past performance and challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate and future plans </li></ul><ul><li>Research competition </li></ul><ul><li>Confirm the fit </li></ul><ul><li>Why you? </li></ul>
  14. 15. How? <ul><li>Smart! </li></ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><li>Be alert and pro-active </li></ul><ul><li>Be respectful – respond to jobs that you can do and are in your area </li></ul>
  15. 16. Job Search Advice <ul><li>Clean up your Facebook page </li></ul><ul><li>Set up keyword news alerts (Google, Yahoo) </li></ul><ul><li>Create job alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Stop using a generic resume </li></ul><ul><li>Don't reinvent the resume (conservative template with an objective) </li></ul><ul><li>Streamline your story (get rid of irrelevant) </li></ul><ul><li>Tailor your references </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize everything that can be considered experience (projects, volunteering, leadership, research, associations) </li></ul>
  16. 17. More Job Search Advice <ul><li>Selectively target employers (one at a time) </li></ul><ul><li>Revisit once a month (consistent effort) </li></ul><ul><li>Don't forget about personal contacts, voice-mail, verbal communication </li></ul><ul><li>Get a confirmation that you are a good fit for the future vacancy – if not – move on. </li></ul><ul><li>Persist and show enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Ask around and ask some more </li></ul><ul><li>Network and be proactive </li></ul><ul><li>Use on-line resources to network </li></ul>
  17. 18. Bad Habits of Ineffective Job Seekers <ul><li>Lack of confidence or over-confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Limiting your job search to common job boards </li></ul><ul><li>Limiting your application to Submit button </li></ul><ul><li>Poor initial research </li></ul><ul><li>Limiting your time and effort (think of your time and $ investment to get educated) </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of direction and selectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Shifting and changing objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Settling for wrong career once employed </li></ul>
  18. 19. Decisions <ul><li>Is it for me? </li></ul><ul><li>Company Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Interview employees </li></ul><ul><li>Google it </li></ul><ul><li>Review the offering </li></ul>
  19. 20. Enjoy your career and remember!
  20. 21. “ There is no perfect job, only the perfect one for you” <ul><li>Personal Branding </li></ul><ul><li>References and Network </li></ul><ul><li>Strive to become a professional </li></ul><ul><li>Get recommended </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver and exceed expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Become an expert </li></ul>
  21. 22. Feedback Loop – Revisit and Realign
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