Career Development Education

Unlocking Success: Proven Strategies and Tools for Landing Your Next Job

In this three webinar Career Development Series, we delve into a comprehensive array of proven strategies and essential tools tailored to empower job seekers in securing their dream position. Through insightful discussions and practical guidance, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the dynamic job market landscape and learn to align their career aspirations with industry trends. We explore the art of crafting compelling resumes and cover letters, optimizing LinkedIn profiles for maximum visibility, mastering the art of job interviews, and developing effective job search plans. Moreover, we navigate the intricacies of negotiating job offers with confidence and closing the deal professionally. By equipping participants with actionable insights and resources, this presentation aims to demystify the job search process and empower individuals to navigate their career paths successfully.

May 30, 2024, 10:30-12:30 pm ET
Proven Strategies and Tools for Landing Your Next Job: Telling Your Career Story

June 13, 2024, 10:30-12:30pm ET
Proven Strategies and Tools for Landing Your Next Job: Mastering the Informational Interview

June 26, 2024, 10:30-12:30 pm ET
Proven Strategies and Tools for Landing Your Next Job: How to Choose Your Next Position

On-Demand Career Development Programming:

Find our entire collection of Career Content on the AAPS eLearning website.

Sarah Cardozo Duncan, a STEM career coach, presents, Strategize Your Compensation: Negotiate Your Salary with Confidence.

This presentation for scientists in any stage of their career focuses on how to improve financial well-being through salary negotiation. Learn essential principles and practical strategies to confidently navigate the complex world of salary negotiations.
Gain insights into effective communication techniques to confidently articulate your value proposition during salary negotiations. Explore negotiation strategies that achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. In addition, this presentation looks at compensation packages and what to look for beyond the base salary.
Get prepared for this salary-focused webinar by reading the latest AAPS Salary Survey results. In addition, use the data from the survey to see how your salary shapes up compared to similarly positioned colleagues with the Salary Calculator.

Publish or Perish: Writing for Impact in the Pharmaceutical Sciences 
This webinar by Robert O. (Bill) Williams III, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief of AAPS PharmSciTech, will train you in the essential elements of how to write a well-structured pharmaceutical manuscript. If you’re a scientist or a leader engaged in any aspect of pharmaceutical writing, you will benefit from this training from an accomplished editor-in-chief.

Winning Grants Faster - How You Can Learn from an Expert
In this webinar, hear vital insights and case studies from Sean Ekins, Ph.D., D.Sc., founder and CEO of Collaborations Pharmaceuticals, a master grant writer and author of the new book Winning Grants. He has written and won numerous grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense totaling close to $30M over the past 18 years. Learn valuable insights on the entire grant-writing process to help you write—and win—the funding you need.

Understanding the 'Dreaded' Manuscript Review Process
Hear Ho-Leung Fung, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief of The AAPS Journal explain the scientific manuscript review process, and gain an expert insider’s perspective on:

  • Reviewer selection and the manuscript review process
  • How to handle unfavorable reviews
  • Best practices for manuscript revision
  • How to craft an appeal
  • Actions to avoid when dealing with editors

Interview Strategies for Women in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Join Laura T. Roberts, Certified Personnel Consultant, Partner at RJS Associates, Inc., and pharmaceutical consultant, will share her insights and interview tips and techniques. We will also have a deeper look at career management for women specifically. With over 30 years of first-hand experience as a third-party hiring consultant, Laura brings a unique perspective gained from hundreds of debrief conversations with company hiring authorities and candidates. This experience will offer real world answers to difficult interview questions and a proven interview/negotiation strategy.

Career Development Articles:

Microaggressions in the Workplace: And what to do about it

Finding Success in Pharmaceutical Startups – A Female Founder’s Perspective

Finding the Best Candidates: Modern Strategies for Creating Inclusive Job Descriptions to Attract a Diverse Applicant Pool

AAPS Newsmagazine

AAPS Newsmagazine helps pharmaceutical scientists excel in their jobs by providing current science, news, career advice, member recognition, AAPS offerings, and other valuable contemporary information.

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    Career Development Workshop: Managing Yourself and Others in the Workplace

    Now on demand! This members-only event included:

    • Creating a More Inclusive Science Workplace – Action Steps for Organizations, Managers, and Individuals
    • Effective Feedback as a Manager: How to Deliver it and How to Receive It
    • Sponsors at Home and Mentors Away – Establishing and Making the Most of Support Relationships for Career Success
    • Effective Tools for Managing Conflict
    On-Demand Content