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Capitalize on AAPS Career Fair's Career Coaching
At the AAPS Career Fair during the 2015 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition in Orlando, attendees can schedule one-on-one career counseling sessions with experienced volunteer career coaches. These coaches, many of whom are AAPS members, have a wealth of experience and advice to impart. A few of this year’s coaches share why they volunteer and how you can prepare for these 20-minute sessions.

"What makes you different from the others with an identical résumé? We’ll have a more productive discussion if you come prepared."

“Be able to articulate one measurable and clear goal for the coaching session. ‘I want a job’ doesn’t count."

“Spend some time thinking about your career goals, how you wish to achieve those and what hurdles/barriers you may face fulfilling your goals. Come prepared with specific questions."

Read more from this year’s volunteer career coaches on the Career Success webpage of the AAPS Career Center.

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Don't miss our upcoming AAPS Career Fair!
Start making your plans for the 2015 AAPS Career Fair, which is being held in conjunction with the 2015 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition from Oct. 25–29 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The career fair is open on Monday, Oct. 26, and Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with hiring managers at many top pharmaceutical organizations. (Check out our currently registered participating employers.) Attendees can sign up on-site for a free career advice/résumé review session or take advantage of our preconference résumé alert platform: AAPSCareers LIVE. 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.

We are also offering a variety of professional development sessions throughout the conference, which will include several targeted mini-sessions within the career fair area. Make your plans today to be in Orlando for this valuable networking event!

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PHARMACEUTICAL CAREER NEWS


Relocation, Relocation, Relocation
The Pharmaceutical Journal
With a degree in pharmacy, you have a skill that is sought the world over. So, if you are stuck in a rut or not ready to settle down, would like a new challenge or just fancy seeing more of the world, rest assured there are opportunities to ply your trade in some faraway land. Here we ask five pharmacists, who have worked or are still working away from their home countries, to share their experiences and offer advice to others considering offering their services to employers outside the motherland.
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A Top Pharma Exec's Warning To Millennial Women: Avoid The Perfection Trap
Forbes
As one of pharma’s most powerful leaders, Christi Shaw is not only committed to improving the lives of patients and addressing the needs of healthcare professionals, she’s also committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion as President of Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation. With more than 25 years of leadership experience in the industry, Shaw understands all too well the unique challenges that women face in climbing the corporate ladder and creating high-performing cultures of growth.
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No Plan To Curb Pain Pill Abuse, Despite Rising Death Toll
WORLD
America’s latest drug epidemic didn’t start in a back alley or on a street corner, but in a doctor’s office. The problem of prescription drug abuse has gotten so bad that the government is urging people to turn in their unused medication so it doesn’t fall into an addict’s hands.
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How Patent Law Can Block Even Lifesaving Drugs
The New York Times
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s prescription drug policy proposal, released last week, would hold drug manufacturers accountable to their level of investment in research. But there are some potentially valuable drugs we’ll never get drug companies to invest in — those that cannot be patented. By granting temporary monopolies to innovators, the patent system is widely credited with protecting and promoting innovation.
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TPP Trade Deadlock: Pacific Countries Near Deal After Biotech Breakthrough
The Guardian
A dozen Pacific countries have closed in on a sweeping free trade pact after a breakthrough over how long a monopoly pharmaceutical companies should be given on new biotech drugs. The issue has pitted the U.S., which argued for longer protections, against Australia and five other delegations which said such measures would strain national healthcare budgets and keep life-saving medicines from patients who cannot afford them.
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6 Things to Know if You Want to Ace your Job Interview
MedReps
You’re sitting in a medical sales job interview and things are going great. But then, the interviewer asks a question you weren’t expecting. You do the best you can to answer it, but you know that if you had just prepared more, you could have done better. Don’t allow yourself to be stuck in that hot seat. Before you head into the interview, take the time to research and review the information you need to know.
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Making Big Bets In Pharma Services
Chemical & Engineering News
The continued strength of the pharmaceutical chemicals market defies the sector’s historic cyclicality. There are many theories as to why the current upswing has endured a good five years: R&D successes for established drug firms, the rise of start-up companies whose research is also advancing, abandonment of in-house manufacturing by the drug industry, and a return of contract work from Asia to the West are the most common.
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FTC Takes Action Against Pharmaceutical 'Product Hopping'
RAPS
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Thursday criticized the way brand-name drug manufacturers often tweak products' formulations shortly before a generic's entry to market, thereby delaying competition. The practice, commonly known as "product hopping," can end up harming consumers as it impedes competition "from would-be generic entrants, which have sought FDA approval to sell a generic version only of the original formulation but not the replacement,” FTC says in an amicus brief filed with the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
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Extreme Rise in Some Drug Prices Reaches a Tipping Point
The Fiscal Times
The powerful pharmaceutical industry is doing its best to hold back the tide, but mounting public outrage over excessive pricing of both old and new drugs may prompt government intervention after the 2016 election. The controversy is already playing out on the presidential campaign trail and on Capitol Hill where House Democrats are demanding Valeant Pharmaceuticals provide documentation to justify the soaring costs of its drugs.
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