Tom Sellig is the Senior Vice President of Sales at Patheon, a leading contract development and manufacturing organization. We sat down (on Skype) and talked about how networking had played a role in creating opportunities along his career path. (He and I met through networking, as a result of starting this podcast.)
Networking isn’t just for finding jobs. It can be very helpful when you need to fill a position. Tom described to me how he thinks about where he wants to be in his career two or three years from now, and how he makes that happen, including:
- Understanding what’s important to an organization
- Avoiding distractions
- Who to network with and how to approach them
- Why LinkedIn is so powerful
- Where you might be surprised to find connections
We also talked about the ACP-LS Annual meeting and why it is a unique and valuable event for both networking and professional development.
Tom Sellig is the Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Patheon, a leading contract development and manufacturing organization. He leads a team working with about 400 clients all around the world to identify their development or commercial manufacturing needs, and find creative solutions.