Lost Your Job? Good for You!

Written by Karen Walker

Losing your job is a shock no matter how it happens. Fired, laid off, downsized-it's all spelled 'unemployed'. But oncerepparttar shock of a job loss wears off, you might discover there can be real benefits to being unemployed By looking forrepparttar 146308 positive aspects of your situation, you can start to achieverepparttar 146309 life you've always dreamed of.

The first benefit of being jobless is that it gives a person time to re-evaluate life. Where am I going in my career path? Is this where I want to be? How does this mesh with other areas of my life? In what areas do I need to create more balance? Take some quiet time to reflect on where you are now, and start to carve out a path that leads to your ideal life. Put in writingrepparttar 146310 answers to these questions so you can look back on them inrepparttar 146311 future and track how you are progressing towards your goals.

Another benefit is that being jobless forces you to reassess your job skills. Do you haverepparttar 146312 skills and experience to dorepparttar 146313 type of work you really want? If not, what will it take to get that level of skills and experience? What skills do you already posses that you'd like to build and improve upon? Once you have a list, get busy honing those skills to get where you want to be. There are many resources for additional training and support, something for every budget. It doesn't hurt to ask about sources of training available in your area. A call to your local Job Service office can put you onrepparttar 146314 right track. And of course, read. Atrepparttar 146315 library, a bookstore or onrepparttar 146316 Internet- there is a never-ending list of resources available in print. Somewhere there will be an information source to learnrepparttar 146317 skills you need.

The biggest benefit of unemployment may berepparttar 146318 doors of opportunity that will open when you are free to make changes. Now is your chance to go after that dream job. Or maybe you've always wanted to own a business. Depending onrepparttar 146319 type of business, how much you have to invest of your own funds andrepparttar 146320 credit you qualify for, there is a world of options available to you as a new business start up. If you desire a high level of support, purchasing an existing business or franchise may be an option to look at. But be careful! Often owning a small business means trading in a boss forrepparttar 146321 equivalent of a job (since you still have to show up atrepparttar 146322 work place every day), only with longer hours, lower pay and a host of other expenses and headaches you didn't have before. Since you’ll be working long hours, make sure you love what you do.

Leverage Your Network to Break into Pharmaceutical Sales

Written by Ryan Stewart

Anyone who has tried to get a job as a pharmaceutical sales rep knows that is can be a bit overwhelming. You have to understandrepparttar strategies of effective networking, like finding pharmaceutical sales representative groups,repparttar 146307 right questions to ask whenever you are inrepparttar 146308 company of those inrepparttar 146309 industry and other ways to break into pharmaceutical sales. A solid networking approach will focus on 4 distinct components: expanding your network of pharmaceutical representatives, searchingrepparttar 146310 e-boards of pharmaceutical job listings, partnering with a recruiter who specializes in pharmaceutical and medical fields and increasing your industry knowledge.

When you become a networking expert, you will understandrepparttar 146311 importance of asking, “Who do you know?” and “Does that person know someone else who should be in my network?” Rememberrepparttar 146312 old adage, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”

One ofrepparttar 146313 best ways to break into pharmaceuticals sales is to speak with a sales representative or district manager inrepparttar 146314 industry. Building these relationships is important for a few reasons. First, it is a great way to get a referral. When an existing pharmaceutical sales rep refers someone to his district manager that can increase your exposure, which is great. Also, your existing pharma industry contacts may be able to give you more contact names, likerepparttar 146315 hiring managers and Human Resource team. Third, your contacts might also haverepparttar 146316 inside track on any plans to increaserepparttar 146317 sales team or potential plans for opportunity withinrepparttar 146318 pharmaceutical industry.

Remember that your main goal of networking withinrepparttar 146319 pharma industry is to learn as much as you can and determine your strengths that make you a solid candidate. If you can, be sure to spend some time with a pharmaceutical sales representative while he conducts his client visits. A day inrepparttar 146320 life of a pharma sales rep isrepparttar 146321 best way to explorerepparttar 146322 industry and can help you make an informed decision on your new career.

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