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By Chris Agresti Finding Purpose As a recruiter, I started my career in locum tenens, calling into Emergency Rooms at 5:00 a.m. trying to directly recruit doctors. I was pleasantly surprised when I made cold calls, and candidates would actually answer their telephone! They would not just answer, these folks wanted to talk. It wasn’t long until I realized pharmaceutical recruitment was where I wanted to work. I loved the idea of working with the brightest of the bright. One minute I could speak with a Regulatory Ad/Promo professional responsible for a recent ad I saw on TV. A few calls later I

By Paul Canelas The pandemic has affected us all in many ways, from our shopping routines to our entertainment options, but it has also impacted how we work and search for new career opportunities. Virtual interviewing has come a long way in the last 10 years, from a time when recruiters asked prepared questions via webcam, and shared the recordings with hiring managers to pare down the applicants. In today's staffing world, a large majority of professionals get hired without meeting a single manager or coworker, making the online interview critical. In this exercise, I reached out to hiring managers and asked them

By Noah Dresser Sto·​i·​cism (noun): not allowing oneself to be controlled by the desire for pleasure or by the fear of pain “Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” Yes, I am quoting Zen. And yes, I am trying to tie this into recruiting. For comparison's sake, let us just change the words “Enlightenment”, with “Placement” and for “chop wood, carry water,” we will use similar recruiting metrics.  So now we have “Before placement, source candidates, call candidates. After placement, source candidates, call candidates.” I know that this seems like a massive oversimplification, but I think it hits close

By Jessica Leveille When looking for a new job, candidates often hear the word “head-hunter” (I for one am not a fan of this term 😊) or recruiter, and unfortunately the perception can be that we tend to be “salesy” or aggressive.  There are so many recruiting companies out there in the life sciences industry, and many are looking to fill the “hot job” of the day. I hear horror stories from potential candidates constantly such as:  My resume was submitted without my knowledge. I get calls from recruiters who pitch me jobs that aren’t remotely close to what I do. They didn’t take

Orbis Clinical has been named a winner of Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) Best Staffing Firms to Work For 2021 award. SIA, the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, presents the Best Staffing Firms to Work For recognition annually to recognize employers for their leading performance in attracting and deploying top industry talent. The winners of this year’s award were announced during the Executive Forum North America, held on March 8-11, 2021.  Orbis Clinical is a leading global recruiting partner to the life sciences industry, providing multiple staffing solutions spanning from FSP, project-based work, consulting, and permanent placements to clients ranging

By Allena Ball The biotech and pharmaceutical industry is a TRILLION-dollar industry filled with like-minded individuals who are passionate about finding a cure for the betterment of our society’s health. For those professionals working in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry, the rewards can far exceed expectations, both personally and professionally.   Although the industry seems immeasurably large, the networks are tight and connections are abundant, making the industry smaller than it appears. Having a strong personal brand and a positive reputation will go a long way in making you a viable candidate for upward mobility within the industry. I have created a guideline to assist