Paula’s Predictions for the 2019 MedTech Job Market

THE GLOBAL CANDIDATE-CENTRIC JOB MARKET WILL TURN IN 2019 Paula’s Predictions for the 2019 MedTech Job Market (What candidates and companies should do NOW) THE BAD NEWS If you’ve watched the news in December (or your stock portfolio valuation,) you’ll note that there is a shift in the winds and increased anxiety amongst financial pundits,…

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6 Business Leaders Tell You How To Sell Them

Ever been pitched by a sales professional who wasn’t very, uh, professional? Often, I’ve had a strong urge to say, “Hold on. If you’d only address this or that, or approach me in another way, I’d probably buy from you.” Conversely, in a sales role, I’ve too often delivered my presentation without being fully prepared,…

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How to Make the Most of a 30-Minute Phone Interview

Phone Interview

Hiring good people can be difficult, time-consuming, and costly. If you’re in a constant cycle of hiring, I don’t have to tell you about the time warp it can cause — but what about the cost? The more interviews you do, the more you spend. And the more time you spend absorbed in lengthy interviews…

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Have You Seen It? Google for Jobs

Google for Jobs

By Joel Cheesman After nearly a year of speculation, a search engine optimizer in Australia capturing screenshots in the wild, and an official announcement from the CEO, Google for Jobs officially launches today. Now, when you visit Google and type in “marketing jobs,” “jobs near me,” “teaching jobs” or similar job searches, you’ll see results…

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Legacy MedSearch CEO Paula Rutledge on the State of the Medical Device Market

Thanks to Joe Hage for the 10X Conference. I’m on my way to Chicago for the MedCity Invest meeting but of the 11 conferences we’ve attended this year, this one was the most valuable. My talk was on the job market in medical devices, but since that talk, just two weeks ago, unemployment in our…

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This Is Your Medical Device Resume… On Steroids

medical device resume

Being in the recruiting business for as long as we have, we’ve been asked one particular question hundreds of times: How do you really get past the HR Gatekeeper? Finding the perfect medical device resume is like talent scouting for recruiters. There are so many candidates who want to make it! So many that we…

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Robotics Jobs in Medical Device – How do you know what search firms are “dialed in?” 5 Questions you should Ask:


There are only a handful of retained search firms that are leaders in surgical & medical robotics recruiting. We are putting together a list and will distribute in mid-May, 2017, but in the meantime… 5 Questions You should ask before sending your resume: Have you met in person with the executive management? When did you…

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How Do I Transition from Consulting to Industry?

As the economy continues to strengthen, many Consultants are contemplating a move to Industry positions, but are unsure of how to successfully make the move. Transitioning from Consulting to Industry can be difficult, especially if you’ve been out of the 9-5 environment for a while. BUT, successfully making the move from Consulting to Industry is…

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Official Tradeshow Tips and Checklists: Supercharge Your Networking

Legacy MedSearch is on the move, traveling to 12 conferences in the next few weeks, having come off two trade shows (HIMSS, Southern Neurosurgery. This week brings ACC (Cardiovascular) in Washington, DC and AAOS (Orthopedics) in San Diego. Tradeshows are one of the best outlets to network and expose yourself to the industry heavy hitters. Besides networking, a…

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Here’s What is Wrong with Your Cover Letter

Cover Letter

We’ve written a lot about the link between college and the workforce — and the kinds of skills graduates will need in the 21st century to succeed. One of the skills you need is knowing how to present yourself. To put your best foot forward in the workplace, and in life. And so, as we…

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