CRA Vacancies Market – 18th May 2015

Each week CK Clinical tries to give you a picture of the state of the CRA jobs market in the UK. Whether you are a CRA looking for a new role or an employer seeking new CRAs to join your team, keeping up to date with industry news that impacts you is essential as the pharmaceutical jobs market in the UK moves incredibly fast.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many CRA jobs have been advertised within the last 7 days. As always, there is likely to be some repetition across jobs boards and some duplicate posting but our goal is to build up a picture of trends over time.

This week’s summary for week commencing the 18th of May 2015 relates to CRA vacancies posted on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that on these job boards a total of 998 CRA jobs were published in the last week, compared to 1040 the week before with:

  • 854 permanent roles
  • 144 contract roles

Following another record high in the number of CRA jobs posted, this week shows in a small decline. This fluctuation is very normal with such a high volume of jobs but 2015 is still proving to be a really good year for CRA’s!

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CRA Vacancies Market – 11th May 2015

Each week CK Clinical tries to give you a picture of the state of the CRA jobs market in the UK. Whether you are a CRA looking for a new role or an employer seeking new CRAs to join your team, keeping up to date with industry news that impacts you is essential as the pharmaceutical jobs market in the UK moves incredibly fast.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many CRA jobs have been advertised within the last 7 days. As always, there is likely to be some repetition across jobs boards and some duplicate posting but our goal is to build up a picture of trends over time.

This week’s summary for week commencing the 11th of May 2015 relates to CRA vacancies posted on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that on these job boards a total of 1040 CRA jobs were published in the last week, compared to 864 the week before with:

  • 892 permanent roles
  • 148 contract roles

Clinical Research Associate jobs have once again exceeded the 1000 jobs mark. This is only the 2nd time we have seen this occur since we began tracking job volumes back in February 2014. However the biggest growth on this occasion is in contract positions, whereas when we hit 1000 jobs two weeks ago it was permanent roles that saw the biggest rise. This increased demand in contract workers could be a sign a new research project is kicking off, so if you are a temp worker now is a good time to start applying.

 

If you are looking for a CRA position click here to view our current roles

 

If you are looking to fill a CRA position please click here to contact us

 

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Building a Rapport At Your Pharmaceutical Interview

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No matter what pharmaceutical job it is that you are interviewing for, you will always have a better shot at getting it if you develop a good rapport with your interviewer. By connecting with the interviewer on a more personal level, you are ultimately more likely to land yourself that great pharmaceutical job.

Demonstrating that you are capable of building rapport, will both highlight to the interviewer what great communication skills you have, but it may also ensure the interviewer is slightly more forgiving of anything that hasn’t gone quite so well during your pharmaceutical job interview.

First all, it is important to remember that building a rapport doesn’t just start in the interview – you can build rapport before, during AND after your pharmaceutical job interview.

Before:

  • Find out who will be interviewing you.
    • Google their name or look them up on Linkedin to help you find some useful information about them. You can then bring this up during your interview.
    • WARNING! Be careful not to look like a stalker here.
    • Do your research on the company, maybe look at the ‘news’ section of their website and bring anything of interest up in your interview.

During:

  • Arrive 10 minutes early.
  • Greet the interviewer with a warm smile and handshake.
  • Be prepared to answer low-order questions at the beginning of your interview.
  • At the end of the interview, tell the interviewer that it was a pleasure to meet them.

After

  • Follow up with an email or a letter to thank them and let them know you appreciate them taking the time to see you.

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