There is no doubt that choosing the best candidate for a job can be a real dilemma, especially when you have more than one person who would be great for the role. Traditionally, we look for academic qualifications, relatable experience, and other hard skills that give us the confidence to believe we have found the right person. However, with more pressure than ever before to find the ‘perfect fit’, more people are turning to soft skills to set candidates apart.
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Research and development in the pharmaceutical industry is an exciting career path, with a plethora of career and job opportunities available for skilled graduates who have a strong background in the life sciences. Let’s take a look at some of the options available to life science job seekers in 2022.
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My Cousin Vinny is an American comedy film featuring two young New Yorkers traveling through rural Alabama who are arrested and put on trial for a murder they did not commit. The 1992 movie follows the comical attempts of cousin Vinny Gambini, a lawyer who had only recently passed the bar exam after several unsuccessful attempts, to defend them.
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If you’re a recruiter, you likely have a list of your favorite interview questions. But do the questions you’re asking really help you learn more about a candidate and their potential fit to the role you’re recruiting for?
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One of the most common traps hiring managers and recruiters fall into when sourcing potential candidates is not following up with them and assuming they aren’t interested.
At GeneCoda, we make a minimum of three attempts to reach a potential prospect, using different contact methods, including their email, phone, text, and social media.
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Networking is the action or process of interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts.
One of the keys to networking is developing mutually beneficial relationships.
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Recently, one of my sons interviewed for an internship as a sales development representative with a top IT security company. Unsurprisingly, his initial interviewers asked him to prepare a cold call script to understand how he’d go about it.
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When moving to a new state or city, one important consideration to make is the availability of work opportunities in your field. Reaching out to search firms like ours can help you get insight into and guidance concerning your job search, but here are other strategies you can deploy to make your move and work transition successful.
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In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of millions of people. We’ve had to become accustomed to a number of new, unexpected changes to our work, leisure, and other activities. But how much change is too much change?
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All you need is to be one step ahead of the competition.
It’s almost impossible to enjoy coming in second place; we’ve all been there. You realize that you almost had the victory you wanted, but someone else got to it first.
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