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This global initiative facilitates networking and dialogue amongst individuals working in and around the pharmaceutical industry and MedComms, focusing on specialist medical education, medical communications and medical publishing activities.
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    Every Tuesday we send out the MedComms Networking email newsletter to subscribers. It includes brief commentary on what we're doing and planning, and highlights relevant news to encourage sharing of information, experiences and ideas and to stimulate discussion. The text and links included below, by definition, were accurate on the day of publication, but may then become outdated.


    MedComms Networking - 20 November 2018

    Hi

    Many thanks to Julia Walton of Media Contacts for joining me last week on another of our FirstMedCommsJob Zoom webinars; First steps in applying for an entry level job in MedComms. And many thanks to those wannabes who tuned in and asked their questions. Hopefully we did a useful job answering them. The recording is now freely available to anyone to view at their leisure on our MedComms YouTube channel, on NetworkPharma.tv or on FirstMedCommsJob.com. Enjoy. Take the time to browse some of the many other videos on offer. And please, all comments and feedback are welcomed.

    One discussion that came up, as it often does, was around thinking about your use of social media, and how that may be viewed by potential employers. And that's whether you're applying for jobs at entry level or beyond. There's a useful checklist of points to consider from Media Contacts on FirstMedCommsJob that everyone may find useful; The dos and don'ts of social media during a job hunt.

    These Zoom.us webinars are, frankly, stupidly simple to run. From our desks, wherever we are. I'd love to do many more. We can easily provide lots of insights about specific opportunities and working life in and around MedComms for the wannabes. Give me a shout if you'd like to reach out to them and talk about your own company, your roles, your training programmes and so on.

    Meanwhile please, everyone, keep spreading the word about the next annual Open Oxford Careers event on 10 January. We'll have a dozen of the leading agencies there, so 40-50 MedComms specialists on site to chat about the business. Attendance is free, and these events are well proven. The most useful message any of us can give the wannabes is to meet and talk with as many people in MedComms as they can, to gain as much insight as possible. Sometimes they then decide they're not interested. One participant at a careers event a few years ago, memorably wrote on their feedback form; "I now know I'd rather stick a long pointy thing in my eye rather than join MedComms". We can't win them all. But far better they find out and don't waste any more of their time or anyone else's.

    Finally, for your next coffee break...

    Yesterday, former journal publisher, Martin Delahunty provided his insights into the role of open access in facilitating transparency, scientific understanding, and credibility in a new MPIP Blog Post; Open Access: What Transparency Means to Me

    And last week, an article from Ira Mills of PAREXEL was published in the MAP Newsletter from ISMPP, Medical Writers Worth Their Weight in Gold, which prompted freelance writer Annick Moon aka Moon_broth to post what's surely a contender for #MedComms Tweet of the Week; "Worth my weight in gold? Brilliant. Better eat more pizza."

    Enjoy your week. Remember, details of our activities are kept bang up-to-date at www.MedCommsNetworking.com or give me a shout at any time if you've any questions, comments or suggestions.

    Cheers

    Peter Llewellyn
    Managing Director, NetworkPharma Ltd
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