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8 Life Science Trends In Healthcare, Pharmacology, And Biotechnology

There are many exciting things around the corner for the life science industry, giving optimism to PhDs looking for a future in academia. PhDs need to leverage their technical and transferable skills in these key life science trending areas to prove they have the business acumen necessary to succeed in areas of high growth and high demand. Armed with critical knowledge about these 8 trending industry areas, PhDs can target their industry transition with confidence.

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5 Ways To Build Rapport With A Job Recruiter

Attending a networking event is one small piece of the networking puzzle. The real work comes when you try and nurture this connection. You need to continue to follow-up with them over time and be memorable. You have to invest in building rapport with industry connections if you want a chance at an industry job. Being genuine and consistent in your contact with your network will establish you as a front runner for any industry position that opens up. Your fit for the company will be established early on, setting you up for success. Here are 5 ways to build rapport with industry professionals.

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5 Stimulating Jobs For The Extroverted PhD

Some PhDs are most comfortable and even most passionate alone in a lab. But it’s not for everyone. Many PhDs find that level of isolation depressing and understimulating. Extroverted PhDs can thrive in industry jobs that have challenge, stimulation, and social contact. If you’re one of these, then your transferable skills put you in high demand for any of these 5 industry jobs with high levels of professional growth and income.

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4 Steps To Defining Your Core Career Values For A Job Search

Transitioning into an industry job is just the first step of building a fulfilling career. Too many PhDs can find themselves working in jobs that provide little more derived satisfaction and happiness than when they were still in academia. If you fail to identify your values and align your job trajectory to those values, you’ll end up taking the first job offer you get — even if it’s not the right fit. Taking some time for introspection in this area will help you filter out companies that are in conflict with your core values and help you get closer to the ones that are. Here’s how.

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How PhDs Must Prepare For A Job Interview With Top Recruiters

PhDs leaving academia often find their first industry interview unnerving. It’s nothing like a postdoc interview. Your resume and published work might have advanced your career in the past, but these items alone will not be enough to get you hired into industry. Top industry recruiters have a predetermined set of guidelines for how PhDs should approach industry interviews. By following these interview preparation tips, you will increase your chances of getting hired into the position of your choice. Here are 7 non-academic interview tips according to top industry recruiters.

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Search These 3 Life Science Clusters For A Biotechnology Job

If you are a PhD who wants to transition into a life science industry job, you have more choices and opportunities than you might realize. PhDs are not just limited to high visibility pharmaceutical companies anymore. Now, PhDs have an abundance of opportunity in life science clusters in key growth areas throughout the U.S. Targeting companies in these clusters is a fast and effective way to get hired into small to mid-level startups all the way through to larger pharmaceutical companies.

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These 6 Skills Will Boost Your Job Search For Management Positions

Every PhD has transferable skills that qualify them for jobs beyond what they think they would be hired for. Break down the skills you have acquired during your PhD and you’ll find specific examples of when you demonstrated qualities like communication skills, leadership, conflict resolution, strategic planning, and time management. When applying for a management job you can show how these skills can transfer into results that will benefit a company in an industry job and impress hiring managers and recruiters with just how qualified you are.

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Top 4 Life Science Career Clusters For Employment Opportunities

Innovation and development in the top life science clusters are growing at a rapid and exciting rate. PhDs must take advantage of this growth by highlighting their transferable skills in the right market areas. With trends supporting continued and steady growth in life science fields and specific clusters reporting impressive hiring numbers and incoming funding, targeting key companies in specific clusters maximizes your chances for an industry job. Here are the top 4 life science clusters in the U.S.

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PhD Jobs For People Who Hate People

Transitioning into industry is not exclusive to PhDs who are extroverts. The number of career opportunities available that are suitable for the strengths that an introvert possesses are vast and growing. If you’re a PhD who hates people and thinks that means you have to stay hunched over in a lab, you’re wrong. By assessing your skills, both technical and transferable, you can find a job that aligns with your strengths and allows you to grow professionally. Here are the top 5 jobs for introverted PhDs in industry.

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