Swanand Bhagwat’s Story
I am happy to share with you that I am joining ExxonMobil as a Wells Researcher in the next few weeks. This is my second career transitionin the last five years, moving from an academic postdoc position to non-profit research and now to one of the biggest oil and gas company. The overall process from interviewing to the visa approval (O1) took nine months but the wait was worthwhile. The hiring team counted my PhD and Postdoc tenure as a relevant work experience and I am hired as a mid-career professional (equivalent to 12 years of work experience) that qualifies me for 4 weeks of paid leave per year. The best part is that the offered salary is 4x jump from my postdoc salary 5 years ago 🙂 I have been a member of Cheeky Community since 2018 and have found your tips and resources of immense help for both of my job hunts. So thank you very much for all the guidance you and your team are extending to the PhD students and postdocs through this forum. Regards, Swanand Bhagwat
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