How to Shift from Expert to Influencer
Navigating Your Career
by Melissa Lawrence
1w ago
In this episode, we delve into a critical skill for career success and advancement—transitioning from being a technical expert to becoming an influential leader as a woman in Pharma/Biotech.  Hard work will only take you so far in your career. When you can influence others effectively you are able to “manage up”, be seen as a thought leader, and accelerate your career growth.  What you’ll learn: How to be seen as a thought leader in your area of expertise  A four-part framework to shift from being seen as an expert SME to being the person your leader’s take advice from The impo ..read more
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Get Your Dream Role Created for You
Navigating Your Career
by Melissa Lawrence
2w ago
If you’re new to me, you might be thinking - what in the world? You can get your dream role created for you? And if you’ve been in my world for a while, you know this is my secret sauce for helping women in the Pharma/Biotech industry get their ideal role. There are the traditional ways of finding a new job or getting promoted - which are to scroll online, apply to the jobs that you are qualified for, and hope to get an interview and offer. Or when you want a promotion, you talk about it at your performance reviews or ask for a promotion from your boss 1-1 based on your performance and care ..read more
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How to Keep Your Career on Track During Layoffs and Restructuring
Navigating Your Career
by Melissa Lawrence
3w ago
The Pharma/Biotech industry is consistently changing to meet patient and market demands. These changes often result in restructuring and layoffs that can impact you, your team, your job, and your sense of security. This week I am sharing how you can keep your career on track and get back in control of your career even when you are not in control of your company’s decisions. What you’ll learn: What to do to feel in control of your career in any circumstance How to keep your career on track even with layoffs and restructuring The skill you need to navigate the Pharma/Biotech market successfully ..read more
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5 Steps to Get a New Job in Pharma/Biotech
Navigating Your Career
by Melissa Lawrence
1M ago
If you are looking for a new job in Pharma/Biotech right now, this episode is for you. I’m sharing the fundamental steps to getting a new job that are proven to be more effective than the traditional job search advice. You’ll hear the simple steps to follow and insider tips to increase your interviews and get you a job faster. What you’ll learn: 5 simple steps to get a new job in Pharma/Biotech Insider tips on how you can increase your interviews with LinkedIn The one thing you should do to save you hours of time every week on your job search The strategy to use with the typical job applica ..read more
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Life Sciences Recruiter vs. Career Coach
Navigating Your Career
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1M ago
When you are looking for your next career move, you might not be sure if you need a Career Coach or a Life Sciences recruiter to help you find your next opportunity. Coaching and recruiting are two different services. In this episode, I am breaking down the differences and how I work with Life Sciences recruiters to help you get the benefit of both. I’m sharing how they are both valuable, how to use them, and how to know which is best for you right now. What you’ll learn: The difference between a Life Sciences Recruiter and my service as a Pharma/Biotech Career Coach How to use both service ..read more
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What You're Doing That is Costing You the Job You Want
Navigating Your Career
by Melissa Lawrence
1M ago
When you're looking to get promoted or a new job, you might look for all of the options you have. You have a lot of experience that could be lended to different roles or departments. You apply to the ones you are qualified for hoping it's the one. But when you focus on all the job options, it actually costs you the dream job you want. Tune in to hear what to do instead. What you'll learn: Why you shouldn't apply to all of the jobs you're qualified for What to do before hiring a resume writer or making any tweaks to it! The old way of getting a new job or promotion that is actually costing yo ..read more
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How to Get a Raise Right Now
Navigating Your Career
by Melissa Lawrence
2M ago
If you want a raise, this episode is for you. Performance review cycles recently wrapped for many companies in the Pharma/Biotech space. If you received the standard merit increase, or maybe the promotion you expected didn’t happen, then I’m going to tell you how to get a raise right now so you can get paid more for your time and expertise. What you’ll learn: How to get a 10%+ salary increase right now (it’s not what you think) The subtle ways you’re demoting your own salary and what to do instead A list of simple actions you can take today to start getting paid more Mentioned in this episo ..read more
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Questions to Ask Before Looking for a New Job
Navigating Your Career
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2M ago
There is a lot of movement happening in the Pharma/Biotech industry right now and you might be wondering if it’s time for a new job or promotion. Before talking to your boss or scrolling LinkedIn to apply for a new job, tune in to this episode where I am sharing questions I suggest you know the answers to before starting your job search. What you’ll learn: 5 questions to ask yourself before looking for a new job so you can make sure any move is the right one AND increase your chances of a dream job offer Pitfalls to avoid in your job search or promotion journey Mentioned in this episode: D ..read more
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What New Leaders Shouldn't Do
Navigating Your Career
by Melissa Lawrence
3M ago
When taking on new responsibilities or stepping into a new leadership role, there are certain things I suggest you avoid doing. On today’s episode of the podcast, I am sharing 6 subtle things that new leaders can do that seem harmless, but can negatively impact your effectiveness and even halt your career progression. Tune in to find out what new leaders shouldn’t do and my advice for what to do instead. What you’ll learn: 6 subtle mistakes new leaders make that seem like a good idea but only make them less effective How to fix it if you find yourself making any of the mistakes mentioned i ..read more
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(MVP) How to Know if You're Underpaid
Navigating Your Career
by Melissa Lawrence
3M ago
Do you wonder if you're underpaid? This is a hot topic for some of my clients. In today's episode I am breaking down the tell-tale signs you are underpaid and providing you with resources to know your exact number and how to get that increase. Today I'm bringing back an episode back from 2022 as an MVP because it is so relevant to what you might be experiencing right now. What you'll learn: The tell-tale signs you're underpaid How to know the pay band for your role What the law says about your right to salary information What to do if you are underpaid Head over to Your Worthy Career for f ..read more
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