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 […]

The Purpose of a Resume

The Purpose of a Resume

Many people think that the purpose of a resume is to get a job. It is not. The purpose of your resume is to get you to the next step – a conversation, either on the phone or in person. Your resume introduces you to […]

Resume Length: How many pages?

Resume Length: How many pages?

The transition from academia to industry can be challenging. One challenge is finding a position that doesn’t require prior industry experience. (Because of this, we periodically compile a list of jobs around the country that are looking for scientists like you who do not need prior […]

You Need a Resume, Not a C.V.

You Need a Resume, Not a C.V.

Are you an academic scientist trying to make the jump into industry, but find that most positions require prior industry experience? Seeing all those job postings may have left you feeling defeated. That is why with every post I write, I compile a list of […]