Welcome to The Career Interview. The podcast turning the table on the traditional interview process. We interview a wide range of people working in the careers you’re interested in; from the ones you know about, the ones you think know about and the ones you don’t. Understand what it’s really like in their role and how they got there. So whether you're not sure what the right career path is for you, you're considering a career change or you're just a little bit nosey then this is the podcast for you
International Technical Manager in the Veterinary Pharmaceutical Industry at Dechra
This week, Rachael speaks to Ceri who has spent 8 years working in vet practises before making the move to an International Technical Manager in the veterinary pharmaceutical industry for a company called Dechra. In her role, she supports internal sales and marketing teams with her veterinary knowledge as well as supporting vets with queries and training in relation to Dechra’s medication based products. Ceri had always wanted to work with animals ever since she was a little girl where she’d set up a wildlife vet clinic in her garden shed, and after working in vet practises wanted a new challenge. Ceri shares how the skills she developed as a vet are completely transferable to her current role today, her tips on having a smooth transition from a vet role into industry as well as why her current role still includes the things she loved from her original vet role without the downsides. If you’re interested in working with animals and have a passion for continuous learning then this is a great career option for you.
Dechra: https://www.dechra.com/ The London Vet Show: https://london.vetshow.com/ BSA VA (British Small Animal Veterinary Association: https://www.bsava.com/About-us Ceri on linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ceri-bailey-216287163/
Account Director at Digital Creative Agency MMC
This week, Rachael speaks to Aimee, an Account Director at MMC, a digital creative agency set in the North East of England, working with clients from all over the world. After spending a few years down in London working for TK Maxx in the internal comms team, Aimee wanted to return to her roots and move back much closer to home and give agency life a go. Aimee shares her experience of navigating the agency world and we break through some of the common conceptions made about working in agencies such as it’s not all about marketing to end consumers and it is totally possible to have a successful commercial career and not need to be based down in London. We touch on the differences of agency life vs working in house, the important skills to do a good job and the lessons Aimee learnt from her previous roles. Aimee has an infectious personality and you can clearly tell just from speaking to her why she loves her job managing relationships with their clients so that she can paid to chat to her clients and colleagues for up to 5 out of 8 hours of the day.
Check out MMC: https://mmc.agency/ Connect with Aimee on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aimee-greensmith-60906622/
Digital & Marketing Management Consultant at Baringa
This week, Rachael speaks to Tom who works for the management consultancy Baringa in the Digital and Marketing space. After completing a music degree where Tom specialised in Opera singing and playing the clarinet, Tom wasn’t sure if music was the way to go and through discussions with people he knew he landed in the world of consulting. Tom has worked for an incredible range of brands from the likes of Adidas to Hotels.com and even some companies you may not even think of such as Saudi Arabia's largest reseller of PVC piping. We discuss the most commonly made assumptions about life as a consultant such as is all the travel as good as it’s cracked up to be, how many hours does Tom really work in a week, is the consultant culture as cutthroat as some people say and do consultants just make pretty powerpoint slides? Tom provides a really eye opening account of what it’s like on the inside of a consultant’s office walls. Hope you enjoy this week's episode!
For support getting a role in consulting: https://managementconsulted.com/ Useful resource to find out more about what it's like to be a mgt consulting: http://www.insidecareers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Management-Consultancy-201718-Final-RED.pdf Some great Instagram accounts to follow:https://www.instagram.com/consultingcomedy/ https://www.instagram.com/consultinghumor/ https://www.instagram.com/crazymgmtconsultants/
Research Dietician at Kings College London
This week, Rachael speaks to Leanne, a Research Dietician at Kings College London. Whenever she tells someone what she does, they immediately stand up straight and breathe in but as Leanne demonstrates, helping patients lose weight is not the only part of a dietician's role. Leanne originally intended to become a clinical dietician but ended up in research after not getting any of her first, second or third choice placements whilst at university. She’s been involved with helping understand the impact of snacking on almonds to improve your cardiovascular health as well as understanding how diet can help improve the symptoms of Crohns’ disease. We talk about the good and bad bits of the research dietician role as well as the important skills you’d need to demonstrate if you wanted a role in this field. Leanne has also spent some time as a clinical dietician so shares her experiences of what it was like treating patients in hospitals.
Read research articles on Pub Med: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Find out more about this career role: https://www.bda.uk.com/
Data Analyst in the Pharmaceutical Industry
This week, Rachael talks to Emma who is a data analyst in the pharmaceutical industry. Emma originally wanted a career in medicine so that she could help others but when she felt her grades weren’t good enough, she thought she’d have to give up her dream. But as we discuss in this episode, data is everywhere therefore data scientist roles are also everywhere, with demand for these roles have tripled over the past 5 years! Emma shares her career journey demonstrating how she was able to find a role that still enabled her to have a positive impact on patients, what it’s like being one of the first people to see the results of a new drug trial as well as the typical challenges you might face in a data analyst role. We also touch on the key skills required to be a data analyst, what career progression looks like as well as lots of great career advice that is relevant to any career.
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Phuse: Global healthcare data science community https://phuse.global/ PSI: Statisticians in the pharmaceutical industry https://www.psiweb.org/ SAS: Programming basics https://stats.idre.ucla.edu/sas/seminars/sas-programming-basics/ R: Free programming tool https://www.r-project.org/ FDA website: https://www.fda.gov/
Advanced Nurse Practitioner for the NHS
In this week’s episode, Rachael talks to Harriet who is an advanced nurse practitioner for the NHS. When Harriet saw the great level of care her grandmother got when she had an accident resulting in severe burns, she knew that she wanted to help others in the same way. Harriet has worked in a variety of settings and teams within the NHS and she is able to share how each team is different so that you can choose what would be right for you. She also touches on the really important skills to offer great care including how to have those really tough conversations with friends and family. Harriet clearly loves her role at the NHS and is truly humble in her role, saying that she felt awkward at the ‘Clap for Carers’ because to her, she was just doing her job. Harriet also lets us know on some of the bizarrest scenario’s she’s encountered with patients in A&E because if you don’t laugh about it, you’ll cry!
Nursing and Midwifery council: https://www.nmc.org.uk/A Nursing associate role: https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/nursing/roles-nursing/nursing-associate
Great podcast and very useful
Really great podcast for some easy listening, and very eye opening
Really engaging podcast.
Really informative podcast - great for grads
Really informative podcast i wish this was around when I was a grad