LinkedIn is a great networking tool that just keeps getting better every year. One nice feature is the ability to create “groups” (which can be either public or private) – we’ve assembled several for our pharma colleagues.
-> 1. The newest is Pharma Talent, for folks inside life sciences companies who have been displaced/downsized. Joining this group will bring you into contact with others who are also searching, and will also plug you into resources that will help your job hunt.
Who this group is for: displaced Life Sciences sales people, trainers, and marketers actively looking for new roles within similar companies (pharma, biotech, medical devices) in North America and Europe.
Who this group is NOT for: Vendors, recruiters, group badge collectors, trolls.
Sign up: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3172022
-> 2. At about 300 strong is Life Sciences Sales/Sales Training Network, for folks inside life sciences companies who are currently working on the commercial side (sales, marketing, training). Joining this group will bring you into contact with others like yourself in a wide variety of companies across the world.
Who this group is for: Life Sciences sales people, trainers, and marketers actively working inside companies that manufacture/market products for healthcare. The purpose is to provide an open and safe networking environment.
Who this group is NOT for: Vendors, recruiters, reporters, yak herders.
Sign up: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=997277
-> 3. With about 250 members currently, the Life Sciences Vendor/Contractor Matchup is the group for all those companies (vendors, service providers, recruiters, contractors, SMEs, consultants) who need to find talent for their work. The goal here is to allow vendors to more easily find resources, employees, and partners to accomplish projects.
Who this group is for: Companies that provide services to life sciences manufacturing/marketing companies (worldwide).
Who this group is NOT for: Pharma company employees, ice cream truck drivers, moth collectors.
Sign up: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1433567
Yes, we do monitor these groups to make sure that those who apply actually belong, and yes, we regularly disallow or re-direct membership for those who don’t read the descriptions and directions (please save us all time by not trying to skate by – OK??)
All members of any of these groups is welcome to sign up to receive the (almost) daily Impactiviti Connection e-mail newsletter – just click here, put in your e-mail address, click Submit, and choose The Impactiviti Connection – you’ll get fresh news, resources, links, and items of interest in your Inbox each morning.
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