Ce diaporama a bien été signalé.
Nous utilisons votre profil LinkedIn et vos données d’activité pour vous proposer des publicités personnalisées et pertinentes. Vous pouvez changer vos préférences de publicités à tout moment.
Interviewing:Department-Related QuestionsTop Pharma Pros Should AskBy Dr. John Sullivanbrought to you byWiley Job Network
Interview Process for Pharma Pros…cont’d• A critical but common error made by manyPharma applicants is failing to ask ques...
Interview Process for Pharma Pros…cont’d• By asking questions, applicants demonstratethey are proactive, well prepared and...
Interview Process for Pharma Pros…cont’d• Questions about the team and the positionmanager should also be asked.• If you h...
10 Powerful FactorsThat Differentiate a GoodDepartment From a Great One!
1. Strong Departmental Leadership• Who are the key leaders in thedivisions/department and can you describetheir typical le...
2. Departmental challenges andfuture competencies• What are the biggest problems andopportunities facing this department i...
3. Great Co-workersExplain that you thrive while working alongside thevery best coworkers…•Then ask “Who are the top perfo...
4. Team culture• Because I thrive working in powerful teams, “Could I get achance to see the team in action?”• Can I sit i...
5. Ample project opportunities• What types of opportunities and projects woulda typical top performer expect to have durin...
6. Involvement in decision-making• What level of input do employees typically getin departmental decisions?• Are they invo...
7. Support for innovationIf you are an innovator, you should state that you are looking tomaximize your opportunities to i...
8. Leadership style of my manager• If you’re interviewing with your future manager, ask “As mymanager, can you describe yo...
9. Support for my development• What is the average annual budget allocation(as a percent of total salary) for my personalp...
10. Support for learning• Continuous learning and growth is one of mytop priorities. So can you outline whatsupport I will...
For more tips and insight and the latestpharmaceutical, healthcare, scienceand academic jobsvisit:www.wileyjobnetwork.comT...
Prochain SlideShare
Chargement dans…5
×

Interviewing: Department-Related Questions Top Pharma Pros Should Ask

A critical but common error made by many Pharma applicants is failing to ask questions during job interviews. This is a major mistake because most managers in the pharmaceutical industry have a scientific background and as a result, they expect “questioning behavior”. By asking questions, an applicant demonstrates that they are proactive, well prepared and very interested in the position.

  • Identifiez-vous pour voir les commentaires

Interviewing: Department-Related Questions Top Pharma Pros Should Ask

  1. 1. Interviewing:Department-Related QuestionsTop Pharma Pros Should AskBy Dr. John Sullivanbrought to you byWiley Job Network
  2. 2. Interview Process for Pharma Pros…cont’d• A critical but common error made by manyPharma applicants is failing to ask questionsduring job interviews.• This is a major mistake because mostmanagers in the pharmaceutical industryhave a scientific background and as a result,they expect “questioning behavior”.
  3. 3. Interview Process for Pharma Pros…cont’d• By asking questions, applicants demonstratethey are proactive, well prepared and veryinterested in the position.• It’s important for any applicant that wantstheir next job to be a “perfect fit” to gobeyond simply knowing about the company,and gather information about thedepartment and how it operates.
  4. 4. Interview Process for Pharma Pros…cont’d• Questions about the team and the positionmanager should also be asked.• If you have ever regretted taking a job in thepast, you also probably wished that youwould’ve asked more questions during theinterview.
  5. 5. 10 Powerful FactorsThat Differentiate a GoodDepartment From a Great One!
  6. 6. 1. Strong Departmental Leadership• Who are the key leaders in thedivisions/department and can you describetheir typical leadership style?• What % of the current top managementteam came from this division?
  7. 7. 2. Departmental challenges andfuture competencies• What are the biggest problems andopportunities facing this department in thenext 2 years?• What key competencies have you identifiedthat I and others will need to develop over thenext 2 years in order to be prepared for thefuture?
  8. 8. 3. Great Co-workersExplain that you thrive while working alongside thevery best coworkers…•Then ask “Who are the top performers and keycontributors in the department that I would get achance to work with?•Will I have an opportunity to talk to any of them?Note, this question can be even more powerful, if prior to theinterview, you have looked up and studied the LinkedIn orcorporate website profiles of the key leaders and somecoworkers.
  9. 9. 4. Team culture• Because I thrive working in powerful teams, “Could I get achance to see the team in action?”• Can I sit in on a team meeting or shadow someone for a ½day?• Can I review examples of your latest work?• What information can you provide that would give me insightinto the culture of your team?• What are the team’s goals and how do they measure success?
  10. 10. 5. Ample project opportunities• What types of opportunities and projects woulda typical top performer expect to have duringtheir 1stand 2ndyear?• What specifically does the firm do to enhanceinternal movement of employees betweenprojects?• Is performance or is seniority the factor used tomake assignments?
  11. 11. 6. Involvement in decision-making• What level of input do employees typically getin departmental decisions?• Are they involved in decisions related to goalsetting, new initiatives or the hiring andassessment of co-workers?
  12. 12. 7. Support for innovationIf you are an innovator, you should state that you are looking tomaximize your opportunities to innovate and take risks…•Then ask, “Can you outline what the firm and the departmentdoes to support and encourage innovation?”•Can you give an example of how a recent hire in this job familyhas made or contributed to a significant innovation orbreakthrough that was implemented at your firm?•Does the firm have a program to significantly reward individualsthat solve complex problems, develop patents, scientificbreakthroughs or create great products?
  13. 13. 8. Leadership style of my manager• If you’re interviewing with your future manager, ask “As mymanager, can you describe your leadership style?”• What are the factors that you believe make you an effectiveleader?• What are the most common ways that you like to assessperformance, communicate, recognize and discipline?• How many hours of your time (as my manager) can I expect toget each week for the first 6 months on the job?
  14. 14. 9. Support for my development• What is the average annual budget allocation(as a percent of total salary) for my personalprofessional development?• What typical development opportunitiescould a top performer expect to have duringtheir 2 years?
  15. 15. 10. Support for learning• Continuous learning and growth is one of mytop priorities. So can you outline whatsupport I will be given to enhance my learningand growth?• Are employees provided with a learning planand a mentor?• What new competencies can I expect todevelop during my 1styear?
  16. 16. For more tips and insight and the latestpharmaceutical, healthcare, scienceand academic jobsvisit:www.wileyjobnetwork.comThis presentation is based on an article written by Dr. John Sullivan.

×