I'm trying for Account Director roles outside of Pharma but that's my background. Finding it hard to get responses to my job apps /from recruiters for non Pharma roles. Any advice? Am I siloed in?

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Pharma is REALLY hard to move out of in nyc, but not in other cities. What about moving to Boston, Chicago, etc? Then come back in a couple of years.

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Your title says supe so I am assuming you are going for a title bump in this search. It is doable. Highlight what is similar in the roles. Relationship, growing business, strategy, managing financials, etc. Dealing with all the regulations in pharma might give you transferable experience to other verticals like insurance or banking that are also highly regulated.

You might find that you have to take a lateral move to get out of pharma. It will depend on the shop and opportunity.

Good luck!

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What about shifting in a lateral move as a Supe for some more $ into non-Pharma and then get the bump after another year?

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Yes I'd consider it...i even tried applying at Droga5 last month, but no response. Tough bc I know I do a great job in my role, regardless of client type/industry

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How long have you been a supe? Lateral was how I got out of pharma and never regretted it

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