The pharma industry and its constituent companies have been enigmatic and mysterious for the general public. Any student or professional who desires to build a career in the pharma industry have found themselves struggling to understand how the pharma companies actually work and how can they best integrate themselves in these companies to build a solid, long-term, rewarding career. Difficulty in understanding workings of pharma companies is also widespread amongst seasoned, experienced pharma industry professionals. Most are good at knowing what their deliverables or functions is but are not very eloquent or knowledgeable about the company or industry as a whole. This knowledge is invaluable and critical to understand the organizational and industry ecosystem within which the pharma professionals operate.
Demystify Pharma series is designed to educate not just students, or entry-level pharma professionals but also experienced pharma professionals to better equip themselves with knowledge needed to navigate the pharma companies more efficiently with the right mind-set to succeed professionally.
Understand how the career landscape is laid down in the pharma companies
What skill sets and experiences are necessary to build careers in pharma companies
What career elements are needed to build and succeed in long term career planning
Topics covered in the book include:
Career landscape in a typical pharma company
Building a long term career plan, including elements of a long term career plan
Increasing self-awareness and improving motivations/attitudes
Designing long terms career direction and pathways
Building skill sets and experiences (abilities) to support career pathways including functional and leadership skills, organizational intelligence and relationship management.
oCompetency DNA model
Leveraging mentors for supporting career growth
Identifying and converting opportunities for career growth
Managing upwards for strong career growth (section on “Good boss – Bad boss”)
Getting excellent yearend performance ratings
Dealing with frustrations of high performance in a large organization
Students preparing for careers in the pharmaceutical industry will also find this book extremely effective in orienting them to their chosen field, and the industry as a whole. Demystify Pharma is designed to build stronger understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and the inner workings of a typical pharma company. Any professional who either works or intends to work in the pharma company can utilize this book to build better awareness on the subject and improve their career progression in the pharma industry.
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