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Does this sound familiar? After a multilevel recruitment process that involved an exhaustive resume search (utilizing both state-of-the-art computer analysis and painstaking human investigation), three interviews conducted by a total of seven staff members, two practical skills tests and a lengthy hard-fought debate, you have finally found the perfect candidate for an important position you’ve… Read more »

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By now, you’ve probably read about 1,000 articles meant to maximize your job search prospects. You might think there are no more hacks to keep in mind. But there are points aimed at finance positions that require more emphasis. The world of finance comes with its own unique combination of rules. It’s more formal than… Read more »

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Running a manufacturing facility is a little like driving: No matter how safe you try to be, you’re probably breaking rules all the time. There’s so much going on and things are moving so fast, it’s easy to lose sight of the speedometer, or let that inspection lapse by a week or two. It’s also… Read more »

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We live more in public now than at any other time in history. Sometimes, this is almost literally true. As Facebook gives way to Twitter, which has given way to live streaming, full chunks of our lives exist as a semi-permanent cyber-monument. Meanwhile, employers want to know everything they can about you before they hire… Read more »

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Year after year, biotech represents one of the biggest growth markets. This plays out in many different contexts: media coverage, corporate investment and (most important for us) job opportunities. It makes sense the sector continues to draw attention. More and more money is being spent on health care, and biotech represents the leading edge of… Read more »

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More and more, LinkedIn profiles (and profiles on other specialized social media outlets) are becoming the public faces of our careers. When we’re looking for a job, they obviously serve as the best place to introduce ourselves to prospective employers. But even when we have a steady position, they become the first stop for co-workers,… Read more »

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When traveling to a foreign country for the first time, the initial impression you get about the place likely comes from the airport. You land, step off the plane and instantly form an opinion. Is the place bustling or quiet? Are the people pushy or polite? Is the customs area efficient or a bureaucratic nightmare?… Read more »

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They say all good things come to an end. But do they have to? You have been contracted for a short-term project. You knew the position came had an end date, but over time you’ve developed a strong feeling for the company. The work is rewarding, the people are great, the culture is a perfect… Read more »

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You spend a lot of time and money on recruitment. So why does it seem like such a hit-or-miss proposition? After weeks of sifting through resumes, conducting interviews and gathering opinions from various departments, you still end up with someone ill-suited to your corporate goals. Now, you have a tough decision: Settle for a less-than-perfect… Read more »

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Getting ready for a salary negotiation can be nerve-wracking. Unless you’ve got the Wolf of Wall Streetgene, which will allow you to walk instantly into any situation ready to sell, the whole concept of negotiation might strike you as completely foreign. Our whole lives, we’re taught to stay humble, don’t talk about money and avoid… Read more »