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Acct Dir or VP, Healthcare Practice of NYC firm

This is a very unique opportunity for someone ready to step into a #2 position in the expanding new healthcare practice at a well established fully integrated marketing/pr firm.
We are looking for someone with a broad healthcare background including work on innovative pharma products, healthcare services and medical technology.  This well rounded professional will get involved in strategy and manage implementation, mentor the work of a fantastic staff and help the head of the practice with new business.
This role is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a terrific practice where you will actually help to build and lead, with the opportunity to help shape the practice itself.  The firm is one of the best mid sized agencies in America to work for (per the Holmes Report).  They create an environment where people come first, which is difficult to find, in this particular sector of the industry.  They are proud of their work/life balance and strong company culture.  
As a fully …

How to Approach a Recruiter

Take a moment to think about the mail a recruiter gets.  Those that work with me know that I try to answer every email I receive.  I appreciate when people are considerate and get to the point.   I think if they took into consideration just how much mail we get,  a lot of people would change their approach.  I personally get about 30 direct, personal emails with resumes attached, per day.  If  I spent just 15 minutes on each one, it would take up almost the entire day.  Pretty soon I wouldn't have any clients at all.
I recently spoke to a group of communication graduate students at a top university.  I added 15 entry level job hunters' cover letters to my slide presentation so that the students could see what I see.  This gripped their attention.   I think it really got the point across -- they saw just how bad the bad ones were compared to the good ones.  And they got the idea that if I'm looking at their letter along with 15 other letters, it better be good or I'll tr…