Interview Dining Etiquette

As part of the interviewing process, be prepared to be invited to a breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  Remember, this is still an interview, even though you are in a social setting you need to remain composed and professional.  Interviewing outside of the traditional office setting provides the hiring manager an opportunity to observe your communication[…]

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[…]

Saying Thank You after Your Interview

After your interview did you take the time to send a thank you to the people you interviewed with?  Beyond showing your enthusiasm for the position, a thank-you note also allows you to reinforce why you are the best person for the position.  While at the same time thanking and expressing consideration of their time[…]

Is your productivity challenged at work?

Between constant meetings, phone calls, and emails, staying productive at work can be a challenge.  I recently participated in a webinar that was focused around staying productive in the work place.  One message that was highlighted during the discussion was “Eliminating Distractions.”  The truth is the majority of us get pushed off balance by the[…]

How did you handle your last resignation?

As you look ahead to your new role that you worked so hard to secure and begin to plan the next part of your professional career, it is understandable this could overshadow the importance of taking the time to resign properly.  I always advise candidates that the number one rule is to leave on 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[…]

Common Misconceptions of Phone Interviews

During interview preparation I often hear candidates say that they perceive a phone interview as being easier than an onsite interview because they do not need to invest the same amount of time preparing.  Although it is true that an onsite interview will have you most likely meeting more than one interviewer, additional preparation is[…]

Time and Respect for It

      Every year time seems to move faster and faster and in the world of Life Sciences, it accelerates even more rapidly.  It seems that almost every day we hear of a new company, a merger or acquisition, a drug failure, and so on.  And then we watch how everyone scrambles (the media, investors,[…]