We’re All Human.

I’m late with my blog this month with no good reason or excuse. I am, like most people nowadays, often overwhelmed with my daily work and the stresses of life. Although I would describe most of it as good stress, my body views it simply as stress. In looking at a list of top 10 most[…]

Generalized vs Specialized Recruiters

As the owner of a specialized recruiting firm, I’m so curious and surprised when I meet people who have never worked with a recruiter before. Candidates are astounded to find all the services we provide, at no fee to them! And companies state they have received only a handful of resumes, if even that!  So[…]

A Tip, A Trend & An Observation

A Tip – The beginning of the new year is an excellent time to review and update your resume. Doing this annually makes it easier to recall and highlight relevant career information. When going through this exercise, take the time to make note of your career goals and how your current role matches your plan.  If you’re[…]

December’s Tip, Trend & Observation

A Tip – One simple way to shine during the interviewing process is to set up news alerts or feeds on the company you are interviewing with. Why is this such a great idea?  For a few minutes of groundwork, you can have instantaneous news.  You can email the hiring manager stating you saw the[…]

A Tip, A Trend, And An Observation

Tip – When asked what frustrates a person most about working with a recruiter, it’s the same response.  It’s that recruiters don’t follow up and people are left hanging.  Having worked with one  long ago, I can relate to this frustration.  However, now that I’m on the other side of things, I hear the same[…]

Why and When to Choose a Niched Recruiting Firm

When looking for a new position, a person has to consider many things, one of which is whether to work with a recruiter.  And if one does decide to, then which recruiter or firm is best?  The same can be said when a company is hiring – should they use a recruiting firm, and if[…]

Mergers, Acquisitions & Your Career

When was the last time there were no rumors about a merger or acquisition in bio/pharma?  It seems there is a new list of potential deals almost every week. While that may seem exciting for the industry, stockholders, and potential patients, it can be very nerve wracking for the employees.  Imagine walking into work, a[…]

Hurry Up and Wait

  One of the most frustrating experiences for many people is waiting, and it’s even worse when one feels rushed or pushed to move faster than we’d like. We experience this daily in traffic, waiting to check out in line, holding on the phone for a scheduled call, interviewing for a new position, or waiting[…]

The importance of setting goals

Many people think goals are a necessary evil while others have their goals mapped out in incredible detail.  Why do some people have such disdain for them while others eagerly embrace?  I believe it’s because they see the value in goal setting and with our fast-paced world, now is more important than ever.  If executed[…]

Employee Retention

Employee retention is addressed every day in conversations, articles, postings, etc. Why is this topic of such importance? Companies spend thousands of dollars and countless hours recruiting candidates, on-boarding employees and training them with the ultimate goal of retaining them.  And yet, article after article states that people, especially millennials, will only stay in a job for[…]