FirstMedCommsJob Workshop: Prepare for success

FirstMedCommsJob Workshop: Prepare for success

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This specialist workshop is for anyone applying for an entry-level job in MedComms. It is subsidised by the Sponsors of FirstMedCommsJob.

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This is a FirstMedCommsJob Workshop, run online using the Zoom platform and organised by Peter Llewellyn, founder of the MedComms Networking community and Publisher of the FirstMedCommsJob information services.

These free workshops, which build on the extensive information resources at First`, will enable participants to better prepare for their interviews with the MedComms agencies.

They include short PowerPoint presentations and interaction through exercises, discussion, breakout sessions for small groups and pairs, and opportunities for asking questions and making comments throughout.

Attendees will be sent details directly for the Zoom meeting a few days before the start of the workshop.

All attendees will receive a certificate of completion and have their name recorded here.

Note: Numbers are strictly limited to ensure maximum engagement for the attendees.

Timing and breaks

The sessions start at 10:00 and finish at 12:00 UK time. We will be online from 09:45 to troubleshoot any IT issues. Even the keenest of participants in the most engaging virtual workshops can only sit in front of a screen for so long! So, a rest and refreshment break is scheduled during each session, with time at the beginning and end for introductions and final questions.

Aim and content

This workshop will be led by Julia Walton and Maz Reive, Recruitment Consultants from Media Contacts, who both specialise in working with clients and candidates in MedComms and the wider healthcare communications businesses.

The full programme is below.

Learning objectives

After the workshop, participants should be more confident when applying for entry-level positions at MedComms agencies, and better able to prepare for a successful outcome.


No preparation is required before this workshop, however you are encouraged to explore the information resources provided, free of charge, at

Follow up opportunity

Following the workshop, attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to have their CVs expertly reviewed, free of charge, by Julia and Maz.


10.00: Introductions and using the Zoom interface

Zoom: screen setup and how to participate by chat, non-verbal communication, polls and breakout rooms

Part 1

Navigating the application pathway

  • Reasons to work in medical communications
  • Research; the key to getting the job

Emphasise the positives

  • How to position yourself to potential employers
  • Tips on perfecting your CV

10.55 -11.05 BREAK

Part 2

Nailing the interview

  • We look at preparing for success, exploring different interview formats and how you can be as prepared as possible

Strategies for success

  • Finally some insider tips on securing your first medical communications post and what to expect when you get there


12:00 FINISH

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