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06 February

7 Tips on Crafting the Perfect Cover Letter

By Lea Wolfinger, Vice President, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   While finding and applying for jobs has become easier with the internet, the fundamentals of the process are the same. Writing skills, especially in the age of emails, are still extremely important. Whether your cover letter is being uploaded to a website, […]

08 August

The Right Way to Reach Out to Recruiters During Your Job Search

By Lea Wolfinger, Vice President, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Recruiters can be used as a valuable tool during your job search because they are in the business of people and therefore are great connections to add to your network. Although each firm is different, many are receptive to speaking with job […]

28 June

Is Working From Home Right For You?

By Lea Wolfinger, Vice President, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   The remote workforce is growing and, for many, working from home seems like an attractive opportunity. This option offers great flexibility, no in-office distractions, and zero commute. However, working remotely is not for everyone. Just as people have different learning styles and […]

09 May

8 Ways to Take Full Advantage of LinkedIn When Job Searching

By Lea Wolfinger, Senior Director, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   With over 400 million members, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the internet, and it grows larger every day. This network provides many opportunities to take advantage of when looking for a new job. After setting up the basics of […]

15 February

Taking Control of Your Career Advancement

Ashton Tweed shares its knowledge on how to tell your network you are actively making a transition and other actions you should take when trying to advance. Taking Control of Your Career Advancement from Ashton Tweed Share your insights! Contact khoffman@ashtontweed.com to contribute your life sciences article as a guest writer.

09 February

Got an Interview? Here’s What You Should Know About The Company

By Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Did you finally land that interview you’ve been hoping for? Great! Now it’s time to do the most important part of the job search process – preparation for the interview. You must prepare in order to make the best impression possible. The first […]

05 January

How Do You Negotiate Salary for a New Job?

By Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Negotiating your salary after receiving a job offer can often be uncomfortable, like most situations involving money matters. However, there are a few tips that can make this experience go more smoothly for both parties:   1. Choose the right time. If you […]

07 December

How to Choose the Best List of References

By Lea Wolfinger, Senior Director, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   As an executive recruiter with over 15 years of experience, I have done many reference calls on the behalf of client companies. From this exposure, I’ve learned whom clients are looking to hear from and what they are hoping to hear during […]

23 November

How to Nail an Interview

Ashton Tweed shares their expertise on the dos and don’ts of the interview process. Make sure you nail your next interview by using these tips: How to Nail an Interview from Ashton Tweed Share your insights! Contact khoffman@ashtontweed.com to contribute your life sciences article as a guest writer.

09 November

3 Reasons Why Your Résumé is Being Passed Over

By Lea Wolfinger, Senior Director, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   When applying for jobs, especially via job boards, you often send your résumé and cover letter into the void of the internet… and eagerly await a response. Sometimes you get one, but sometimes you hear nothing back at all. Either way, you […]

12 October

6 Tips to Catch a Recruiter’s Attention

By Lea Wolfinger, Senior Director, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Being contacted by a recruiter can be an exciting experience – you are presented a new opportunity in your industry without having done any work on your end. However, if you are interested in new career opportunities, here are a few tips […]

21 September

When to Consider Going Interim

By Jim Rudman, CEO, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Interim employment could prove to be a major change for an individual who is used to working for one company over several years. Executives that work on an interim basis are in-demand in the life sciences industry due to employee turnover, mergers and […]

04 September

How to Best Market Yourself

By Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Marketing yourself doesn’t necessarily come easy to all. But in today’s world, there are so many qualified professionals, that it’s a must. Luckily, there are many outlets to market yourself and your skills. Don’t miss an opportunity to take control of your career […]

04 August

What to Keep in Mind When Looking for a New Job

By Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed See this article on LinkedIn.   Pay, location, and job responsibilities are important details when looking for a new job. However, there are other, less concrete factors that greatly influence your well-being in the office. These things cannot be overlooked in your job search, because they directly impact your […]

07 April

Advantages of Working for a Small Company in 2015

By John Degnan Life science companies vary in size from large pharmaceutical companies to small tech startups. Although big businesses are often able to offer higher salaries and more benefits, smaller businesses have many desirable advantages that large ones simply cannot offer their employees. See why you should be looking into small companies in 2015. […]

10 March

11 Common Résumé Errors

By Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed   Don’t fall victim to these top eleven résumé errors. The job market for the life sciences is so competitive that one can’t risk making these common mistakes, for they might lead to your immediate elimination as a potential job candidate. Go through this checklist before submitting your résumé: […]

13 January

Top 12 Interview Questions: Are You Prepared?

By Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed   We’ve compiled a list of 12 of the most frequently asked job interview questions. So get a step ahead of the competition and nail your next interview by being prepared:   1. Why don’t you tell me about yourself? 2. What’s your greatest weakness/strength? 3. Where do you see […]

09 December

7 Fundamental Phone Interview Tips

By Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed   Many life sciences employers today use telephone interviews as an initial step for screening job candidates. When given the opportunity for a phone interview, your primary goal is to convince the interviewer that you’re an outstanding candidate for the next step: a face-to-face interview. Here are seven vital […]

11 November

Why Self-Confidence Works for You

By Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed   Applying and interviewing for a job is stressful. Even if you are fortunate to have the “inside track” and have been assured the job, there is still that nagging thought in the back of your head that you are not in complete control of the situation and the company […]

06 October

3 Tips to Stand Out from Your Competition

By Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed   THE BAD NEWS: Over the past few years, thousands of jobs have been eliminated. The life sciences industry has never had so many experienced professionals looking for new career opportunities.   THE GOOD NEWS: Jobs are out there and companies, small and large, are hiring. At Ashton Tweed, […]

01 April

TAX TIPS: WHAT JOB SEARCH EXPENSES CAN YOU DEDUCT ON YOUR TAXES?

Originally published in Ashton Tweed Connection, March 2011 It’s tax time again. And if you’re looking for a new job in your present occupation, there are a number of expenses that you can deduct. Resume preparation and mailing, employment agency fees, and travel and transportation are few examples. Here we share some tips about what […]

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