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Q&A about the GRC

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If you are reading this graduate blog post, you were likely invited for the Graduate Recruitment Centre (GRC) in Copenhagen next week – so first of all congratulations! You are in for a fun and intense day filled with group exercises, presentations and networking. This blog post is based on three questions I have received […]
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From graduate to the right-hand woman of the CEO

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Sobia Akram started her career in Novo Nordisk in 2004 as a Business Processes Graduate. From 2009 to 2015 she was Executive Assistant (EA) to the former Chief Operational Officer (COO) Kåre Schultz and from 2015, Vice President and EA to the CEO of Novo Nordisk – first Lars Rebien Sørensen and since January 1st […]
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Graduate Recruitment Centre: the final sprint!

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The last hurdle is finally on the horizon: the Graduate Recruitment Centre (GRC)! First off, for those of you who have made it to this last stage, you should be extremely proud of yourselves. There were a lot of applicants this year across all the different programs, many of whom were highly qualified, so good […]
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Target GRC – A Reflection on the Importance of Organisation Culture

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Dear Friends, Based on my recent experiences with potential graduates this year, I have been asked a lot of questions on how Novo Nordisk is as an organisation. Few also asked me about how the work environment is? It is a very broad question and something you need to feel in person. In one of […]
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Before 30 Years Old

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“Before 30 years old, follow somebody. Go to a small company. Normally, in a big company, it is good to learn processing; you are part of a big machine. But when you go to a small company, you learn the passion, you learn the dreams. You learn how to do a lot of things at […]
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Networking 101: Do’s and Don’t’s

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First of all, congratulations to those who have already started their interview processes. It’s going to be an exciting journey and like what my mentor has told me before, “enjoy and just be yourself!” Over the last several days, I have received multiple emails asking for information, personal tips, and questions about the graduate programmes. […]
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Ready, steady, GO! …but where? Abroad rotations in the graduate programme!

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Hello again! Today I would like to share with you where you can potentially end up for your rotations abroad as graduates at Novo Nordisk. I woke up in a snowy Copenhagen , and my head can’t help thinking about my next rotation…Panama! So I HAVE to share with you what I know and think […]
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Time to apply – who are we looking for?

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The deadline for applying for one of the graduate programmes is closing in – you have to send in your application here no later than 12 February 2017. I can imagine that many of you who are considering applying for one of the graduate programmes have thoughts about what type of people Novo Nordisk is […]
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The video.

Category: Business Processes European Finance Global & European Market Access Global Finance Global Marketing Global Procurement International Operations Business International Operations Finance Product Supply R&D Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control Graduate Programme R&D Global Development R&D Regulatory Affairs | (0) comments
Creating a video to accompany your traditional CV would be a great way to stand out from the crowd. So, do not fear the video, the video is your friend! The video was actually my favourite part of the application. It really gives you a chance to put a human touch on your application package […]
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Q&A with an applicant (yes, it’s paid)

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Throughout the application process I have received a lot of very good questions from candidates all over the world. Questions that you don’t dare to ask publicly (salary, rent coverage, job security etc.) but is of interest to all potential future Novo Nordisk employees. The Q&A below is based on a real conversation… One of the […]
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