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Start planning for the upcoming AAPS Career Fair!
Start making your plans for the AAPS Career Fair which is being held on Nov. 2–4, 2014, in San Diego! Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with hiring managers at many top pharmaceutical organizations. Attendees can sign up onsite for a free résumé/CV review (first come first serve) and take advantage of our preconference résumé alert platform: AAPSCareers LIVE (sign-in and check the box to set alert). This will flag your profile/résumé as being associated with the Career Fair, so employers can easily identify you as a job seeker who will attend the Career Fair and can be contacted before the fair to set up an interview.

While in San Diego, mark your calendar for these valuable Professional Development Sessions:
  • Successful Interviewing Strategies in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry: Résumé Building and Other Helpful Tips
  • A World Wide Web—The ABCs of Networking
  • Developing Your Career Plan: Skills to Grow within Your Company and Advice on When and How to Look for a New Job Externally if Necessary
  • Essential Regulatory Affairs for Pharmaceutical Scientist: A Live Session of Regulatory Affairs 101 eLearning Course
  • Women in Pharmaceuticals Sciences—Career Development Facts, Myths and Tips
  • How Economic Pressures and Employment Trends Affect the Science of Pharmaceutical Development and How You Should Respond to Secure and Retain a Job in the Industry
  • Creating and Developing Your Professional Brand
  • Running Out of Time? Learn to Manage It!
  • Develop Your Influencing and Negotiation Skills
Make your plans today to be in San Diego for this valuable networking event!

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Mid-career Changes for Life Sciences Professionals
The size of the pharmaceutical and life science industries has drastically contracted over the past decade as a result of the patent expiry of more than 50 blockbuster drugs, coupled with historically unprecedented consolidation and off-shoring of many R&D jobs. Since 2001, over 300,000 pharmaceutical and life sciences professionals have lost their jobs. This massive downsizing has forced many experienced, mid-career pharmaceutical and life sciences employees to reconsider their career options, goals, and future plans.

Career change—whether forced via layoffs or by personal choice—is scary and fraught with many issues including financial concerns, unending self-assessment, and fear of failure.

Read more in the September 2014 issue of the AAPS Newsmagazine (member login required).

To become an AAPS Member, contact us today!

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PHARMACEUTICAL CAREER NEWS


Five Resume Rules You Must Ignore
The Huffington Post
What works and doesn't work for job search has changed substantially in the last few years. Technology and the economy have changed many of the basic "resume rules" we have trusted in the past. Unless the employer is small, with fewer than 100 employees, the process of posting jobs and collecting resumes is automated. Succeeding in today's environment means learning new ways to succeed while ignoring old, out-of-date ideas.
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Without Big Pharma, Many Useful Drugs Wouldn't Exist
The Huffington Post
It's hard to imagine, from the vantage point of the 21st century, what life was like before the advent of modern medicine. Among other things, the discovery and development of countless therapeutic drugs and vaccines over the past hundred years has literally transformed our lives. The scope of this progress is truly staggering, and has greatly benefited us all. Despite this, some people have a pretty negative opinion of the pharmaceutical industry. They think, basically, that university researchers do most of the work, and that drug companies just sweep in and scoop up the profits of that work without making any real contribution.
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Putting A Value On Values
By Michael J. Berens
We live in a time of eroding trust. Public confidence in leaders, both political and business, as well as major institutions is hitting bottom. We no longer know who is reading our emails, monitoring our phone calls or tracking our activity online. Security breaches are becoming commonplace, putting at risk our identities, reputations, safety and financial security. At times it seems our best course of action is to follow the advice from "The X-Files" and Detective Fox Mulder: "Trust no one."
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Career Advice That No One Told You — And You Might Not Want To Hear
Forbes
Are you a recent college or high school graduate? As your last summer of freedom is coming to an end and you are about to join the ranks of the office workers, I’ll bet you’ve been receiving a lot of career advice from your family and friends. All well intentioned, I’m sure. So I’m going to give you some career advice that, most likely, no one has told you yet – and that you might not want to hear. But if your goal is to climb the career ladder, then you should read my comments…
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New Graduate Program Aims To Train For FDA Approval
The Diamondback
Say you invent a medical device. A pacemaker. An improved hip implant. A microchip for the brain. Maybe you can change the world, but first you’ll have to get approved. A new graduate certificate program in the bioengineering department teaches students the ins and outs of gaining Food and Drug Administration approval. This process is necessary to test the safety and efficiency of all medical inventions before they hit the market, but it can take years of expensive research — and disapproval is common, said William Bentley, the bioengineering department chairman.
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How To Energize Your Pharmacy Career
By Greg L. Alston
The biggest problem I face as an author is answering one simple question, "Why should anybody give a darn about what I have to say?" Let me explain how I have learned to deal with that. When you're trying to learn something new, the only way it will make sense to you is if you have a way to connect to the information. If you can't figure out how the information is relevant to you, it's going to be very difficult for you to learn. In order to learn you first must pay attention, and in order to pay attention you must see that the information is relevant.
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Drug Industry Concerned About CMS Decision To Remove Data From Open Payments System
Bloomberg BNA
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Aug. 26 asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to clarify the reporting regulations under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act after the agency decided to remove one-third of the data from the Open Payments system. PhRMA also asked for more information about why the CMS made the decision to remove the data from the system.
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Six Tips For Refreshing Your Resume
CBS
You're perfectly happy in your current job, and everything seems to be going well, so no need to update your resume, right? Hardly. Writing a resume can be tedious, and it's difficult to remember the things you accomplished in your last position. That means you should update your resume often.
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Jumping Into Global M&A Mix Key To India Growing Its Pharma Industry
FiercePharma
India's drug business has taken a big financial hit in the last years as the FDA has stopped some of its top players from shipping drugs to the U.S. But experts still see big potential in the industry, saying it will grow faster than other Indian industries, particularly if players shed their conservative approach and get involved in the global M&A mix that their larger competitors are benefiting from.
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The 'Full' Keys To Leadership
By Betty Boyd
What is a leader's purpose? Does he or she sit in their office and let the team or organization run itself? What must a leader do to be fully engaged in being a leader? It starts with attitude. John Maxwell states, "…the attitude of a leader affects the atmosphere of the office." It is how you handle yourself and a situation. Exude confidence to follow through on your actions and decisions.
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