Keeping Your Mojo, and Your Sanity, in a Tough Pharma Job Market

I recently interviewed Michelle Alton, a senior pharma professional who is in the middle of a job search. The market is tough out there, she says, and networking is key. In a brief sponsored audio that we’re officially sending out tomorrow, she shares insights on resume length and focus, what to expect from recruiters (not much, unless you're employed but  looking), and she also punctures some of the career advice that’s out there.

Before contacting Michelle, I took a quick look at some online advice and related materials that are out there. Below (and not necessarily listed in that order) is a quick sampling of the good, the bad, the classic and the ridiculous (that last category is explored further in the next post).

What seems most critical in this environment is nurturing your mojo, the subject of a best selling book. ASQ offers some nice (as well as free and open) webcasts with author Marshall Goldsmith, that are included in the list.

Here's to keeping your mojo and good humor in tough times,


Olivier Taupin's Advanced Guide to Finding a Job Via LinkedIn

Is Your Interview Attire Helping or Hurting You (Business Week Recareered Blog) -

Michelle Alton’s Favorite Job Aggregator Site

Marshall Goldsmith for ASQ on Mojo at Work and at Home

Don't Get Blacklisted

Are you a Glom, or a Cyber-Glom?

Tips on Resume Length

Michelle's Blog

Timeless Classics

RegentAtlantic's Continuous Evolution of the Pharma Industry: Career Challenges and Opportunities

Peter Rost on the Art of Laying People Off

Guerilla Advice and Wishful Thinking

Guerilla Marketing....for Yourself

Make a TV Ad

The Elevator Speech or Ultimate Sales Proposition

Seth Godin on Why You Shouldn't Have a Resume

Seth Godin on The End of the Business Interview

Seth Godin on Why You Shouldn't Even Bother Doing Anything But Launching Your Own Business




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