Somebody said that the pharmaceutical industry might be experiencing another period of layoffs of drug reps. So one question for job seekers who wish to enter the industry is what to do during layoff periods. Well, these events happen in cycles and I feel that it is very important to do all of your preparation including research, resumes, interviewing skill development and just learning about the best ways to network duirng such phases. Because these are just phases and times will get better.
When they do get better as more companies recover back into hiring modes, you want to be fully prepared so get all your ducks in the right row. I would certainly suggest networking at this stage so that when companies do hire again, you will not be an unknown entity to them. If you impress them now, they may have a job for you in the future. You won’t have to compete against the thousands of unknowns who didn’t think of networking until times were good.
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