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I Lost My Job and I'm Scared!

The new year brought new jobs and also many people who were laid off in January and February.  I guess some companies now wait until after the holidays to lower the boom!  I actually was surprised at the number of calls from those laid off and they came from an array of different medical companies.  At first, I felt very badly for the callers and they all said…


Added by Linda Hertz on February 11, 2015 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Lost Your Job? 8 Fast Ways to Fire Up a Job Hunt

I just spoke to another "seasoned" high level job candidate who decided to take a month off and relax after they lost their job.  This candidate told me, "It happened right before the holiday and I figured there weren't many jobs probably open anyway, so I decided to just enjoy the holiday's and look afterwards."  Unfortunately that holiday was Thanksgiving of last year!…


Added by Linda Hertz on June 7, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Finding Health Insurance In All The Right Places

Whether you are trying to figure out a plan to eventually retire (regardless of your age), just lost your job or if you are independently employed, everyone in the Unites States is baffled on what to do about medical insurance (except, firemen, teachers and other public sector employee's).  So what about the rest of us?

Many tell me they could retire now, but by the…


Added by Linda Hertz on March 19, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Pharma's High Number of January Layoffs Driven by a Handful of Companies


Some numbers released a few days ago by Challenger Gray & Christmas illustrate just how much the pharmaceutical industry is relying on layoffs to weather the challenges wrought by the patent cliff and other factors. Pharma companies last month announced plans to cut a total 4,071 jobs—nearly double the 2,090 layoffs announced in…


Added by Linda Hertz on February 13, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments

More Downsizings; Unemployed and In The Wrong Pond?

I have written this in another article earlier last year, but I would like to emphasize during yet another round of downsizings by Hillrom, Amgen, Stryker, Sanofi Aventis, Merck, Systagenix and countless more the past 8 weeks; the fastest way to…


Added by Linda Hertz on December 16, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

There is a HUGE Risk Labeling YOURSELF "Unemployed". So Why Do It?

I remember losing my job in 2005 and running to the dentist before the last day of employ so I could get my teeth cleaned while I had insurance to cover it.  I knew the people in my dentist office quite well since I tend to be someone who sticks with people who I like and do good work.  It paid off when I lost my job, because the folks there moved patients aside to get me in…


Added by Linda Hertz on November 3, 2011 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

HOGWASH! 9% Unemployment Rate? If you worked ONE day last year..YOU are employed!

Are we done with layoffs in the Pharma Industry or even the Medical Sales industry in general?  Here is an update; Abbott laid off 1900 people two weeks ago...combo of Sales People and assorted others...some with over 16 years of award winning performance.  Also two weeks ago Convatec (now owned by a Private Equity Group...alarm, alarm...that is your…


Added by Linda Hertz on February 12, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Fear of Unemployment? 8 Questions to see if YOU are Protected!

Sounds stupid doesn't it, the mere idea your job or corporation is helping you to lose your identity? Perhaps you should ask yourself some tough questions FIRST before you laugh this one off! If you say "yes" to even one of the following questions, you may be giving a piece of your identity away, along with the ability to easily transition to a new job or find a job if you become unemployed…


Added by Linda Hertz on November 11, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Why Is Getting Hired so Hard Now in Medical Sales?

You all call and ask, “I am finding a few jobs out there, and even getting to the final interview, only to find out I did not get the job; WHAT’S GOING ON?”.

Then of course I have to say, “funny, we have a few jobs, send several qualified people that almost always make it to the final interview and lately they often don’t get the job, in fact very few outside candidates get the job lately!”. Now we both know this is not…


Added by Linda Hertz on November 7, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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