Headquartered in Manhattan, Pfizer is a multinational industry leader in vaccine development and pharmaceuticals. Ranking high on both the Fortune 500 and Forbes Global 2000 indexes, they generate over a billion dollars in U.S. revenue alone. "Driven to find the cure", their fields of medical science products extend across neurology, endocrinology, oncology, cardiology, and immunology.
Headquartered in Manhattan, Pfizer is a multinational industry leader in vaccine development and the pharmaceuticals industry. Ranking high on both the Fortune 500 and Forbes Global 2000 indexes, they generate over a billion dollars in U.S. revenue alone. "Driven to find the cure", their fields of medical science products extend across neurology, endocrinology, oncology, cardiology, and immunology.
There are several stages to Pfizer's interviewing process. It can take two months to complete. From application tracking systems to assessment vendors, knowing what to expect can give you a leading edge and set you apart from those who haven't done their due diligence.
These practices are growing more common. In our evolving job market, their aiming to maximize resources and cut expenditures where they can as the world moves towards automation. Once you get started, you'll create a profile and can check in on the status of your application throughout the process.
Pfizer uses an applicant tracking system (ATS). Understanding how the bots to an ATSs algorithms work will increase the visibility of your resume and avoid your application being miscategorized and buried in their database. Having a sense of which keywords to insert in your resume will elevate the chances of your resume rising to the top. Additionally, you'll be assessed on your attention to detail and how consistent you are in your work ethic by examining the consistency of the formatting, spelling, punctuation, and capitalized words in your resume and cover letter.
Most ATSs won't recognize graphics, designer fonts, special symbols, or inserts such as lines, hollow bullet points, diamonds, checkmarks, or stars. When using bullet points, use only the solid traditional bullet points. Making your resume visually appealing may be useful when presenting a printed version. But when submitting your resume electronically, go with a traditional looking, reverse chronological or hybrid format. Do all you can to increase your resume's SEO. ATSs use bots to provide results for a recruiter or hiring manager's query when searching for a candidate. Study the verbiage of the company. Be on the hunt for the company's keywords and key phrases. You'll find clues to them in their mission statement, core values, and in the job's description (i.e., innovation, integrity, and leadership).
Pfizer uses a variety of evaluative assessment tests in their screening processes. Like many other companies, they've recruited HireVue, which is one of many online assessment vendors. They're designed to save on payroll cost by reducing the number of in person and over the phone interviews, and the administrative costs of scheduling them all. An advertised advantage of ATSs is eliminating bias and giving every applicant a fairer chance at entering the field.
They use artificial intelligence and ranking algorithms to analyze and score applicants. At one time, they featured a facial analysis component. They have since abandoned that feature. They now use voice recognition and language analysis as an assessment predictor, evaluating inflection and dependencies on crutch words, such as right? you know, um, so, ah, well, and like.
Taking advantage of these automated tools provides an on-demand step in the interviewing process. There's less administration, no scheduling required, and you can perform the tests remotely. It reduces bias and human error by allowing the algorithm to perform with consistency and increased transparency. It's more predictable and easier to prepare for.
Collection of data is an essential component of the success of Pfizer. Ensuring that data is correct, and all their employees have a high attention to detail, is essential to that success. An aptitude test to process and catalog their data is crucial. Therefore, you're going to perform a series of Numerical Reasoning Tests. These will assess your math skills and your aptitude to understanding and breaking down numerical data.
Through a series of written tests, you'll answer several questions assessing your ability to determine the truth behind the statement. This tests your communications skills and your propensity towards critical thinking.
Considered psychometric tests, they're used to determine one's intelligence, education, and mental fitness. It evaluates your judgment skills by suggesting hypothetical scenarios you'll be presented with on the job, if hired. The questions may be answered in a variety of formats, from a scale to multiple choice. They vary from conflict resolution to situational decision-making.
This assessment is used to determine how your personality influences your skills and natural abilities for successful job placement. Designed to determine how you'll fit into their work environment, team, and brand culture, it's a psychological assessment meant to determine where you fall across several distinct personality types.
An assessment center comes at the final stage of the interview process. If you've gotten this far, you're on the short list. Consisting of varying exercises and activities, it can sometimes last a few days.
Pfizer's hiring managers will conduct this stage of the interview process. You might attend this in person at their Pfizer offices, via video, or via audio call. It is now more commonly conducted remotely, especially when it lasts over a day. Therefore, choose a space that will reflect well on you. Have very little in the background, and ensure your surroundings are organized and professional. You want them to focus on you, not on the art hanging on your wall or the decor of your home.Their assessment center process contains group exercises involving common workplace scenarios. They're used to determine an applicant's industry knowledge, leadership skills, logic, and adaptability.
Abehavioral assessment will follow. They'll ask you a series of questions formed as vague, difficult scenarios you faced in the past and how you handled it. This is used to predict how you'll handle future situations based on how you responded to similar situations in the past. It will also offer insights into whether you can exemplify an alignment with their core values.
From customizing your resume to familiarizing yourself with their assessment tests, how well prepared you are for each stage of their process will determine how far you get. After dotting all your "i's and crossing your t's", and shoring up a little luck, you'll be on your way to success.