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Resumes And Recruiters (Industry Careers For PhDs Podcast)


Do you know what how to build relationships with industry recruiters?

Do you know what industry recruiters want to see on your industry resume?

Do you know how to approach industry recruiters, how to best follow up with them, and how to communicate your transferable and technical skills effectively?

In this episode of the Industry Careers for PhDs podcast, we interview Kyle Synder, an industry recruiter and global talent acquisition specialist. Kyle has extensive experience as a senior recruitment consultant, life science and healthcare account manage, and scientific writer. Here, Kyle shares his expertise in placing PhDs into biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, and biomedical positions in industry.

In this podcast, you’ll learn:

  • The difference between a hiring manager resume and a recruiter resume.
  • How to best approach recruiters online (hint: be direct, humble, and transparent) and how to follow up with them without being annoying.
  • The one section you need to add to your industry resume right now to ensure recruiters don’t throw your resume in the trash.
  • The lesser known transferable skills recruiters want to see on your resume (these are the skills that will help recruiters place you at top industry companies).
  • Insider tips on how to best communicate your technical expertise to hiring managers and recruiters without coming off as too narrowly focused.
  • The top emotional intelligence and team building skills recruiters want you to demonstrate on informational phone calls.

Once you listen to the podcast, be sure to ask any questions you have in a comment on our YouTube page here.

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Isaiah Hankel Ph.D.

Isaiah Hankel Ph.D.

Isaiah is a Ph.D. in Anatomy & Cell Biology and internationally recognized Fortune 500 consultant. He is an expert in the biotechnology industry and specializes in helping people transition into cutting-edge career tracks.

Isaiah believes that if you feel stuck somewhere in your life right now, you should make a change. Don’t sit still and wait for the world to tell you what to do. Start a new project. Build your own business. Take action. Experimentation is the best teacher.
Isaiah Hankel Ph.D.
  • Luke Marshall

    Would love to listen to this… but it’s been on my to-do for a week and I just haven’t been able to find time to make it happen because of the format: I listen to podcasts while doing something else (on my phone, on the go), and I can’t do that if I’m forced to have the screen on for the video (which isn’t even being used). Any chance you could throw the audio-only up in iTunes or an RSS for