Getting into Industry

Getting into Industry

Are you a scientist hoping to transition from academia to industry? You probably know that the first step is to put together a resume. But do you know how a resume and your academic Curriculum vitae (CV) differ? Resumes and CVs are not the same, though […]

Define yourself

Define yourself

One of the most common mistakes we see in resumes is not identifying your expertise. While trying to be relevant to the widest number of positons, early career scientists often fail to define themselves.  Understand that companies will hire you because of your expertise and […]

Who Do I Ask For Advice?

Who Do I Ask For Advice?

Would you ask a tennis player to coach you in basketball? Or ask a truck driver about breaking into stock car racing? Of course not. Even though the former both ‘play ball’ and the latter both drive for a living, the conditions, environment, and skills […]

More Research Training?

More Research Training?

“Is postdoctoral training after graduate school worthwhile?” This is a question Ph.D. students often ask themselves. If you’re planning on an academic career, the clear answer is yes. But what if you know, or suspect, that you want to pursue a career in industry? There […]

What about Objectives?

What about Objectives?

You probably know that creating a scientific resume that shows off your skills and experience is your first step to transitioning out of academia. The resume makes your first “impression” on a hiring manger. So how do you make it your best? Should you start […]

Industry-Friendly Resumes: More Than Format

Industry-Friendly Resumes: More Than Format

Writing a powerful and effective industry resume is more than using the right format – though, of course, format is still important! Many scientists mistakenly apply the academic writing style to their resume. That creates paragraphs that require careful reading and attention from a hiring […]

Tailoring Your Resume

Tailoring Your Resume

Do you feel as though getting into (or advancing in) industry is difficult—or sometimes impossible? You are not alone. Have you applied to multiple jobs that seem like a good fit for your background, but never heard back after submitting your resume? That is not […]