Career development is an ongoing process to improve and apply skills developed through experience and knowledge. Tom Caravela plays an essential role for new and existing Medical Science Liaisons and Medical Affairs professionals by offering career advice, job search services, and helpful resources. He is the managing partner of The Carolan Group, a Medical Affairs and Medical Science Liaison recruitment firm and host of globally ranked MSL Talk podcasts.
Tom is an inspiring pharmaceutical leader with 30 years of experience as a professional. He is the managing partner of an executive search firm known as The Carolan Group. The firm is dedicated to the recruitment and placement of Medical Science Liaisons and Medical Affairs professionals. As a career search expert and podcaster, Tom shares content for job seekers to help develop their skills, build a successful career and establish self-confidence. On his podcast, the topics and conversations he has with leading medical affairs professionals offer both helpful and aspiring advice to a base of over 150,000 listeners in 50 plus countries.
Tom has been managing The Carolan Group for 20 years as a leading Medical Affairs Executive Search Firm that specializes in identifying top talent for its clients. The company is highly niche-focused, client-driven, and fully dedicated to the scientific community. Tom is an expert in the Medical Affairs space. He leads a team of Medical Affairs Recruiters, Sources, and Account Managers for the placement of direct hire and outsourced professionals to pharmaceutical and biotech companies. He and his team specialize in Medical Science Liaison builds and expansions as well as recruitment for various levels of Medical and Scientific Affairs professionals. Tom and his team have designed a detailed screening and recruitment process that is proprietary for providing top Medical Affairs Professionals.
Tom is a Certified Speaker, Trainer and Coach and is also the host of “MSL Talk”, a popular podcast that focuses on Medical Affairs and Medical Science Liaison-related information. He posts unique and engaging content on his social media platforms to aid in the career development efforts of his listeners. On MSL Talk, Tom discusses “All Things Field Medical”, as he says in his podcast intro. The episodes include MSL trends, industry news, statistics and hiring data, recruitment processes and criteria, career advice and development tips, and so much more. MSLs and Medical Affairs Professionals all over the world have discovered his podcast to be highly effective for their career development and progression. New episodes of the MSL Talk podcasts are released each week on Apple, Spotify, and Stitcher. Followers can also find episodes regularly on his YouTube channel by searching “MSL Talk”
Tom Caravela works hard to bring out the potential in Medical Science Liaisons. He sees that many MSLs are eager for more knowledge, information and resources for their career in the pharmaceutical industry. Tom launched his podcast specifically to provide a valuable, interesting, and entertaining resource for the MSL Community. A recent podcast review on Apple calls MSL Talk an “Excellent Tool for MSL Career Exploration”. The review goes on to say, “As an aspiring MSL, I find this podcast extremely valuable, informative, and practical. The majority of the questions asked here are exactly the questions I would ask during an informational interview. I highly recommend it.”
Tom understands the weight of the responsibility he carries to empower Medical Science Liaisons around the world. Through his recruitment firm and podcast, Tom is motivated to continue the effort of guiding MSLs on a path to success in the pharmaceutical industry. Caravela says that his motivation for developing content and providing services to job seekers is the reward of seeing someone succeed in their career. He offers an open invitation to connect with him on LinkedIn and follow him on Social Media. Tom promises to continue developing value-based content to help guide others on their career journey.