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Why would anyone would want a career in Life Science Recruitment?


Here are 5 reasons why Life Sciences Recruitment may not be for you.

  1. You are more comfortable wearing a white coat and staying in the lab

Do you have a life sciences degree or PhD and you’re wondering what to do with it? You’re not alone. Many graduates find themselves wondering if a long-term career wearing a white coat in a lab is really for them.

For many this will be the career they have aspired to, unlike a career in life science recruitment which is highly commercial, high pressure and revolves around developing extensive knowledge of and business relationships with Life Sciences companies and candidates. So if the thought of perpetual networking and handling rejection fills you with fear, then a career in a white coat is going to be a lot more comfortable. If on the other hand you crave the chance to use and develop your skills in life sciences recruitment, then perhaps it’s worth speaking with us?

  1. Job satisfaction isn’t an issue

Job satisfaction counts for a lot in life, yet 68% of workers in the UK are not satisfied with their work according to a recent survey published on the HR news website. So what is it that makes a job worthwhile? Is it a good salary? A challenging work environment? Ongoing career development or perhaps the chance to make a difference? If you are a recent life sciences graduate or an experienced recruitment professional, you may be looking for a career that ticks all these boxes. Recruiting the finest commercial talent in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, not only means you get the immediate satisfaction of placing the best people, you also get to make a real difference to the lives of countless people who will benefit from their expertise and the development of life saving technology and medicines.

  1. Working with Commercial Leaders

One of the major challenges of working in the recruitment industry is finding excellent candidates. Working in life sciences recruitment for senior commercial executives, means you will be working closely with high caliber commercial executives who take their work and careers seriously. You will find yourself placing senior commercial executives in business development roles within global biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies as directors and leaders. So if developing your knowledge and experience in how the life sciences industry works at a senior level doesn’t appeal, then a career in this sector may not be for you.

  1. Working with businesses across the globe doesn’t appeal to you

Life Sciences and Pharma are global businesses, so as a Life Sciences Recruiter you would engage with commercial executives across Europe and the US on a daily basis.  If the thought of dealing with culturally diverse clients from the Unites States and Europe and the opportunity to work abroad doesn’t appeal, then life sciences recruitment probably isn’t for you.

  1. If job security isn’t a priority

In these less certain times, job security is a thing of the past in many industries. One thing is certain however, a career in life sciences recruitment is a career in an industry that is all about improving health and quality of life. Successful pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies inevitably attract funding, and through their Life Sciences Recruitment colleagues, are routinely hunting for the best leadership talent to develop their businesses.

So if after considering these 5 points you are still interested in a career in life sciences recruitment, we would be delighted to hear from you.