Matthew West, director at Advice Personnel, has been a leader in the recruitment of advertising and marketing professionals for almost two decades. Matthew sat down with Med Ad News to give some insights about recruiting and hiring within the pharmaceutical advertising industry for their May 2015 issue.
What do you think is the biggest mistake when an agency is looking for or recruiting talent? One mistake is hiring out of desperation. I’m defining desperation as hiring based on seeing someone, who may not have everything that they’re looking for in the job description. The hiring agency has an immediate need and therefore feels that they have to hire the first person whom they see. That usually never works out. When you’re hiring out of desperation,… Read the full Q&A here.