This entry was going to be about a recent collection of
tips and shortcuts for digital technologies in “Pogues
Basics“ by David Pogue which is helpful for many who
need to use technologies and struggle to keep up.
In the process of thinking about it, Pharmalogics Recruiting
was “re-discovered.” It is a remarkable resource for
pharma and biotech industries. It’s blog website serves
more than just the segment it serves.
Just like the considerations offered in the “interviewing
continuum” that an interview begins much earlier in the
process and includes preparation and soft skills to explore
and narrow down prospects, the company’s interview team
needs to be “on the same page” for requirements and
responsibilities and expectations.
A positive interview experience is where the candidate feels
wanted and the process is deliberate and communicated.
It is interesting to note the other little things that can be
done to make the process a successful negotiation, as
the article portrays for the best companies. This is
telling reading for those in the job market.
DESIRABLE CANDIDATE QUALITY
Recall that the zeroth step in a job search is understanding
who you are and your primal behaviors. This article
seconds this notion and builds on it with what they
call is a person’s “coachability.”
The article describes it as the capacity to listen carefully,
absorb and adapt in a positive way to change and
IMPACT OF CULTURE AND MISSION ON INTERVIEWS
One of the critical points in preparation is to understand
the mission and goals of the organization you are interviewing
for. It is a must at the offer stage since your satisfaction
in accepting and working there will reflect a good match between
your personal needs and values and the company’s.
Explore with some detail what is important and what is
valued at the company before the interview.