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Good recruitment agency/headhunter for pharma/life sciences?

Hi there,

I recently landed in Suisse and I am looking for a job within the clinical research field. I live in Vaud and my background is in Biomedical Sciences, with a master's degree. I still don't speak French (I'm trying to!), so my search is limited to English speaking positions.

Can anyone recommend a good recruitment agency or headhunter for positions in the pharma / biotech industry?

Anyone with a similar background, how was your job hunting experience?
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Re: Good recruitment agency/headhunter for pharma/life sciences?

Is there any such thing as a good agency?

All the ones I've ever dealt with, from both sides of the relationship, have just been parasitic chancers.
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Headhunters usually find you rather than you finding them
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Re: Good recruitment agency/headhunter for pharma/life sciences?

Try this website: http://www.pharmiweb.com/careers/def...sp?mode=europe

You will find a lot of jobs in healthcare industry on this website. All my fingers (and toes) cross for you.
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Re: Good recruitment agency/headhunter for pharma/life sciences?

Hello,
Let's be honest: finding a job in switzerland is currently a real mess since switzerland possess a very strong percentage of people with a higher degree an therefore vacancy are always filled quickly.
To help you find a position, you can have a look on the following websites:

jobup.ch
jobs.ch
cch.ch
kellyservices.ch

If you need job hunters especially in the scientific field:

randstad scientific
kellyservices

I hope it will help you

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Re: Good recruitment agency/headhunter for pharma/life sciences?

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Let's be honest: finding a job in switzerland is currently a real mess since switzerland possess a very strong percentage of people with a higher degree an therefore vacancy are always filled quickly.
Can you back your assertion with data? According to the data recently released, Switzerland unemployment rate is a very low 3.2%. Unless the unemployment rate for high skilled workers or for the pharma sector is strangely high, then it's not that easy to "hire"...
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Re: Good recruitment agency/headhunter for pharma/life sciences?

Yes I will explain: In Switzerland, the unemployment rate is low, that is right, but the problem is that currently the economy is not at is best and many pharmas stop hiring people, especially during this third trimester where hiring is at is lowest. This is the first problem. Second, if you want to find a position, you have to make spontaneous applications which will not end in the hands of human resources. To do so, you absolutely need to a strong network within companies. This can be a hard step since foreigners or people retraining do not normally have a network in the field they are looking for. Of course you can develop your network but swiss residents are poorly communicative persons which need to know you for years before helping you. This a second problem. Finally, you know that Switzerland is small and looks like an oasis in the middle of the desert for all the countries around. Since they don't need to pay this people as much as Swiss residents, they will prefer hiring them. With this third problem you know understand why finding a job in Switzerland is complicated. I could also add that higher degrees coming from academia are not well prepared to face a new job in the industry which makes hiring of these people very complicated.
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Re: Good recruitment agency/headhunter for pharma/life sciences?

You might also review the job board, myscience.ch, for jobs for scientists and engineers:

http://www.myscience.ch/en/jobs/
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Is there any such thing as a good agency?

All the ones I've ever dealt with, from both sides of the relationship, have just been parasitic chancers.
You are calling yourself a parasitic chancer?

Refreshingly honest.
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Refreshingly honest.
I have my faults, but I've never been an agent.
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