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Cpl career advice - getting rid of the confusion

We know you have what it takes - the skills and knowledge, the attitude and experience. We're here to offer a helping hand to guide you in the right direction.

In this section, you'll find articles, videos and helpful advice on all stages of finding a new job, from writing a CV to preparing for a job interview, to making the next step in your career.

How to get Pharmaceutical Jobs without a science degree

29th October 2015

A common misconception is that it is essential to have a scientific or engineering background to break into the Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical sectors – don’t let this deter you! Although this is absolutely necessary for some positions, there are other jobs within the Pharma sector that allow more flexibility on this. These positions are not exclusively in more commercially focused roles, some are in key areas such as the actual manufacture of the drug, the supply chain etc. 

Could you spot a CV lie?

27th October 2015

Our latest employment monitor found that 66% of employers have found lies on CVs received from jobseekers, so we decided to see how hard it is to spot when someone has lie don their CV in an interview. We made a few changes to my CV, gave two recruiters the chance to interview me and challenged them to guess where we had exaggerated or just outright fibbed.

​How to answer awkward interview questions Part 2

20th October 2015

Last week we talked about difficult maths problems in interviews - the kinds of questions that Google asks in interviews and always appear on ‘toughest interview questions’ listicles. Those aren’t the only awkward questions employers use to throw candidates a curve ball. Interviewers also use hypothetical questions like ‘what song best describes your work ethic?’ to get you thinking on your feet.

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