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43 percent of laid off pharma employees found new positions through networking!

As reported in today’s PharmExec Direct: According to Lynn Brown, marketing vice president for Right Management, many of the industry’s laid off workers are finding jobs at other pharma companies, or in jobs related to the industry, such as contract sales, research organizations, or the biotech sector.

Between January 2007 and March 2008, Right Management interviewed 1,282 pharma employees who were displaced from their jobs, and found that

43 percent found new positions through networking!

Data was taken from satisfaction surveys completed by Right Management’s clients. The survey also found that:

  • 73 percent found new jobs at the same or higher pay scale
  • 84 percent did not have to relocate to find new jobs
  • 15 percent found new opportunities through the Internet
  • 12 percent landed new careers through employment agencies or search firms
  • 8 percent obtained new jobs by applying directly with their new employers

Unfortuantely, some laid off pharma people have not been so lucky — see “Meet Jean-Paul Hepp and Howard Tarplin, Two Attendees Looking for Opportunities in Pharma.” But at least they are attending the Networking Dinner and may find new positions throughthis networking event.

Whether you are looking for a new position or not, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to expand your network of business contacts, learn from expert speakers, audition for the Vendor Video Showcase and enjoy a great dinner!

BEAT THE RUSH! Get your ticket TODAY!

NOTE: In 2006, the event was sold out 2 days before!

Register Now!

I hope to see you there!

P.S. Did I mention FREE parking, easy-off, easy-on access to Route 1/NJ Turnpike?

P.P.S. All attendees have a chance to win a Category Sponsorship Listing in the online Pharma Marketing Vendor Directory (value: $295)! This listing includes a logo, Web link, contact information, a 250-word description AND a top-of-the-page banner ad for 1 year! It can also include access to the 60-second video elevator pitch you make at the dinner meeting.


John Mack, Editor & Publisher
Pharma Marketing News/Pharma Marketing Blog
Phone: 215-504-4164

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John Mack

Over 100 pharmaceutical marketing professionals attended the last event in April, 2006.

2006 Event Photo Album

Comments from Attendees of Previous Events

“It was an enjoyable event, I also always learn something and most of all any networking event is what you the individual make of it and how comfortable you are at the art of networking.” -Bill Amberg

“The evening was great, the food was wonderful, and it was well organized. We received a lot of positive response and requests to contact individuals for projects. It’s gotten better every year and I’m sure next year will be no exception.” -Jerry Mauder

“We enjoyed the dinner and sponsorship and look forward to more opportunities to participate.” -Stephen M. Carnevale

“Thanks again for putting on a great party! We definitely met some very nice people and a few interesting contacts that may lead to future business.” -Richard Shapiro

“I got a chance to meet some interesting people and talk about social media technology in healthcare.” -Fard Johnmar

Be sure to join us in 2008!

4th Annual (2008)
Networking Dinner Reception

  • DATE/TIME: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 * 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
  • LOCATION: Princeton Marriott Hotel and Conference Center at Forrestal, 100 College Road East, Princeton, NJ

Register Now!

Benefits of Attending

  1. Learn from expert speakers! – Hear presentations from drug industry executives and our sponsor about marketing to physicians, Web 2.0 tools, and mentoring. See the Agenda for more details.

  2. Promote your business – You can promote your business one-on-one with attendees or be a sponsor for greater visibility at the meeting and in promotions.

  3. Exchange ideas, share knowledge – Meet up with your peers to give as well as receive advice on improving your business!

  4. Start networking with attendees BEFORE the meeting – All registered attendees will be able to participate in the “2008 Networking Reception Attendee Forum“, which is open ONLY to attendees. Here you will get updates about who is attending, including their contact information; you will be able to add other attendees to your “buddy list” and send them private messages; and you can post information about yourself and what your networking goals are so that other attendees can see it and respond to you, if they wish.

    The sooner you REGISTER, the more benefit you will get from this resource.

  5. Participate in the Vendor Video Showcase – All attendees will have the opportunity to have their 60-second “elevator pitch” videotaped digitally at the event. After the event, the videos will be uploaded to YouTube where you can review them and decide if you wish to have your video included in a DVD that will be given awy FREE to pharma product managers. The DVD will be promoted via Pharma Marketing Network. As a Showcase member, your video can be embedded in your Preferred Vendor Listing on the Pharma Marketing Network portal site and you can also embed your video on your Web site. There is a small additional extra charge for including your video on the DVD. Call 215-504-4164 for details.

  6. Meet potential business partners – Meet potential business partners who can help you achieve your business goals. Pharma brand managers can meet vendors and vendors can meet brand managers in a relaxing atmosphere.

  7. Chance to win a FREE online listing in the Pharma Marketing Vendor Directory! – At the event, all attendees have a chance to win a Category Sponsorship Listing in the online Pharma Marketing Vendor Directory (value: $295)! This listing includes a logo, Web link, contact information, a 250-word description AND a top-of-the-page banner ad for 1 year! It can also include access to the 60-second video elevator pitch you make at the dinner meeting.

  8. Network for a new job! – If you are looking for a new position or if your company is looking for new talent, this is a perfect opportunity for you to scout around.

  9. Get Out and Have a Good Time! – Enjoy good food and the company of colleagues!

Hope to see you in Princeton on June 4th!

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