Upcoming events

Relevant upcoming careers events:

The following events should specifically be of interest to entry-level job seekers.

Note: You will find details about lots of other relevant events at MedCommsNetworking.com. Many of them are online and free of charge for everyone to join. They all provide insights into the people, the businesses, and the work that we do across the #MedComms community.

More coming soon!

Working with Healthcare Consultancy Group (HCG)

In this interactive webinar, we are joined by Piers French, Ruthline Laylor, David Proudfoot and Ailsa Stewart from Healthcare Consultancy Group (HCG)’s scientific, digital, and client services, who will talk about HCG’s power to bring transformational communications to transformational therapies. A global leader in medical communications, HCG has over 1,000 employees across 8 agencies: Chameleon, Synergy, Health Science Communications, ProEd Communications, The Scienomics Group, ProEd Regulatory, Lumen Value & Access, and The Engagement Group. You’ll learn about their comprehensive services spanning commercial, medical affairs, publications, value & access, and regulatory, how they empower their teams with innovation, and how HCG is an incubator for the relentless curiosity. You’ll learn about what they look for in entry-level staff, the HCG employee journey – an industry-leading career development program, unique training provided and what are the career prospects across the group. At HCG, everyone belongs. And we answer questions from the audience.

It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights in to MedComms as a career and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry level job.

Recorded 26 January 2023 as a FirstMedCommsJob webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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FirstMedCommsJob Masterclass: Adopting an effective jobseekers’ mindset

If you want to get into Medical Communications (MedComms), securing a job offer can feel like a million miles away. As a job seeker, how can you hope to compete in a new industry when you have gaps or weaknesses and when rejection rarely includes feedback? That depends on your mindset. In this webinar we’ll explain the 3 steps to turn a worrying mindset into an effective job seeker’s mindset, including how to change what you focus on, make decisions about and ‘do’ during the job hunting/applying process. So join us to learn how to make your mindset work for you to overcome the barriers that stand between you and your new career in MedComms. This masterclass is led by Katia Chrysostomou, where she will share the mindset model she uses when coaching clients on job applications and interviews.

It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights into MedComms as a career and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry-level job.

Recorded 12 December 2022 as a FirstMedCommsJob webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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FirstMedCommsJob Masterclass: How can you use LinkedIn to further your career in MedComms?

In this webinar Sarah Nelson, Specialist MedComms Trainer and Mentor, will share her expertise to help make your LinkedIn profile pop – a powerful reflection of your professional strengths rather than boring rehash of your CV. This Masterclass is packed full of practical tips you’ll want to put into action straight away.

It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights into MedComms as a career and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry-level job.

Recorded 08 December 2022 as a FirstMedCommsJob webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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FirstMedCommsJob Masterclass: Investigating MedComms career options. What’s right for you?

In this webinar, Eleanor Steele, aka the MedComms Mentor, will open up the mysterious world of MedComms so that you can make an informed choice about what kind of role would suit you, and what kind of company you want to work for. And we answer questions from the audience.

It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights into MedComms as a career and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry-level job.

Recorded 05 December 2022 as a FirstMedCommsJob webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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FirstMedCommsJob Masterclass: Top 10 Tips for Passing a Medical Writing Test

A medical writing test is an integral part of the hiring process for most medical communications (MedComms) writing positions, as they allow employers to assess your ability to interpret clinical data and write about it. Like them or loathe them, to progress a writing career in MedComms, you’ll need to learn how to master medical writing tests. In this webinar we look at the top 10 tips for helping candidates pass a medical writing test, through the lens of the hiring manager’s perspective. Join us to learn how to shine as a MedComms writer and showcase your skills in your next medical writing test. This masterclass is led by Vicky Sherwood (host of the STEM careers blog, Biomed Badass). And we answer questions from the audience.

It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights into MedComms as a career and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry-level job.

Recorded 29 November 2022 as a FirstMedCommsJob webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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Life outside of the lab – starting a career in medical communications

Do you have strong scientific credentials, but the lab isn’t for you? Are you interested in a job that deals with cutting-edge developments in medicine? If so, join this webinar to learn about medical communications. ‘MedComms’ agencies partner with pharmaceutical industry clients to develop and communicate scientific content in impactful ways through meetings, materials and more. Presented by Helios, a global agency group with offices in the North West, Oxford and the USA, you’ll learn why MedComms is a great long-term career choice, how to be successful in your application, and have the opportunity to ask questions to our panel.

The Helios panel are Simon Whiteley (Director), Emma Hyett (Senior Project Leader), Jo Oswald (Training Facilitator), Neil Patel (Senior Medical Writer) and Anisha Bhatt (Senior Project Coordinator).

Recorded as a live webinar, 28 November 2022, by the Helios Global Group and is included here with their permission.

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allegro.WRITE – an overview

In this webinar, allegro. International Programme Director Nicky Griffin and Recruitment Business Partner Katie Caine, discuss the recruitment process for allegro.WRITE and provide an overview of both Ashfield MedComms and the allegro.WRITE programme for entry-level Medical Writers. They are joined by allegro. alumni and current allegro. writers to share their thoughts on the programme.

Recorded as a live webinar, 26 September 2022, by Ashfield MedComms and is included here with their permission.

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Careers guide – Working as a medical publications professional

publications_management_cover_369x520Ensuring timely dissemination of research: a guide to working as a medical publications professional

By Dr John P Gonzalez, published September 2022 [Download your copy]

The aim of this guide is to provide an overview of medical publications management. As well as explaining the processes and the regulatory environment, we provide a number of profiles from specialist medical publications professionals that give valuable insights into the various different roles involved to help you determine if you’d like to join the team.

This careers guide about working as a medical publications professional is freely available here, published by NetworkPharma Ltd in September 2022.

This issue includes seven personal profiles written by medical publications professionals, describing their personal journeys and the day-to-day work they now do.

Publication of this careers guide has been supported by AMICULUM.

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