Finding a job in the pharmaceutical industry can be difficult, especially if you are searching for an executive position. It may seem like you are sifting through job posts and sending in your resume endlessly with no feedback or response. Working with a pharma executive recruiter can benefit your job search in a number of ways. Here are some things to consider.
Pharmaceutical Companies Work With Recruiters
More often than not, pharmaceutical companies are working with staffing agencies to help them find their employees. This is because they can outsource recruiting, vetting, interviewing, and onboarding new employees without impacting their own productivity. For executive-level positions, working with recruiters help these companies ensure that they are getting a quality candidate for the position they are looking to fill.
Recruiters Can Get You in the Door
Even if a position is posted on the company’s website, working with a recruiter can help you get your foot in the door. They already have an existing relationship with the pharma companies you are applying to.
Staffing firms and recruiters are also typically transparent about the companies they work with. So, if you have a specific job or company in mind, you can work with a recruiter to help you get an interview or get feedback on your resume to make yourself more marketable for the position.
Get Specialized Help
One of the best reasons to work with a recruiter is that you’ll get specialized help. Recruiters are well-versed in specific industries, meaning they know what employers are looking for in candidates. Recruiters will take the time to get to know you personally and professionally.
This helps them identify what skills and traits you have to help them determine where you will best fit in. They will match you up with a job that matches your experience and company culture that addresses your career goals and personality traits. When you come to a company referred by a recruiter they know and trust, you are more likely to get further in your job search.
As mentioned above, recruiters take the time to get to know each candidate, their skill set, and career aspirations. For this reason, pharmaceutical companies work with them to find the best quality candidates for the job. Oftentimes, pharma companies are too busy to perform every step of the recruiting process and get to know the candidates in a meaningful way. With a recruiter who has worked in their niche market for years, they can trust they will find the best person for the open position.
Active or Passive Job Search
Lastly, working with a recruiter is great because they will keep in touch beyond your active job search. Even once you are placed in a job, they will keep you in mind for other career advancement opportunities. When a great job comes up, they may think of you and the personal connection you made. This can help you land the executive positions you are looking for to really accelerate your career.
Searching for an executive position is no easy task. Working with a pharma executive recruiter at a staffing firm like the Staffing Resource Group can help speed your job search along. Contact us to see how our team can assist you.