[Pdf ebook] Navigating the Path to Industry by M.R. Nelson

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Navigating the Path to Industry

summary Navigating the Path to Industry 108 Ughout the job search process This concise collection of job searching advice provides a framework for finding the way out of academia and into a new job for academics at all levels who have realized that they want a different sort of career. I reviewed an advance copy I m not an academic and so was not exactly the target audience but much of the advice was universal I appreciated having the perspective of a hiring manager The tips are practical and I loved that the author gives reasons when explaining why something was important such as why grammar is important in written materials Not a word was wasted I felt It s a concise uick read and I plan to refer back to it when I am next on a job hunt

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summary Navigating the Path to Industry 108 Finding a job is hard Running a non academic job search when all of your previous experience is in academia is even harder This book won't make it easy unfortunately nothing can do that but it will help you learn to run a successful job sear. Fantastic advice for PhD students Black Spells and Twisted Souls Grey Witch #1 of your previous experience is in academia is even harder This book won't make it easy unfortunately nothing can do that but it will help you learn to run a successful job sear. Fantastic advice for PhD students

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summary Navigating the Path to Industry 108 Ch and avoid common pitfalls It provides a hiring manager's advice on networking conducting informational interviews converting your curriculum vitae into a resume writing a cover letter interviewing and maintaining your self confidence thro. I was given a review copy of this book because I had also successfully navigated the path out of academia over a decade ago and recently completed a job searchWow I wish someone had given me this book when I was writing up my dissertation and job seeking When I broke the news to my PhD advisor that I did not want to pursue academia further he replied that I was on my own He clarified that he could and would work the phones and land me a post doc but he was completely ignorant about industry and had no contactsThere are general job search books but until now none of them address the uniue situation of scientists leaving academia for industry If you have time I think it is worthwhile to also read the classic What Color is Your Parachute Do the exercises no matter how cheesy they sound They will clarify what you want in a job after academiaIf you want to follow this path you should spend 299 and an evening to read this concise yet thorough guide for how to navigate a job search in industry Take notes with action items industry term Then follow up on your action items and chart your progress You are going to multi task and learn project management skills during your job search She is completely right about networking Start practicing it NOW I followed up a BA in pure math with a PhD in theoretical physics Those are not practical skills valued in industry Whenever I met a fellow math major I would ask them what they are doing now and how they got there Were they happy Challenged Making financial ends meet Not one math major has ever refused to answer the uestions and several offered to help me when I was in job search mode One of them even convinced his manager to offer me a short term contract job after a fruitless search for an engineer for one of their openingsI would add that it is never too early to peruse online job boards to learn what skills are in demand Do you have them What skills would you be interested in developing Can you learn them while performing your PhD research workHowever I wouldn t advise learning a bunch of different programming languages or APIs du jour Just learn one or two commonly used languages really well Coding tests are administered in multiple languages and you just need to demonstrate deep knowledge in one Your cover letter should demonstrate and your references can vouch for how uickly you learnYou don t need to write cover letters while learning the lay of the land But I recommend writing outlines of how your skills and experiences would map into job postings that you see This will help you figure out what kind of jobs fit you or what kind of skills you need to develop in order to land the kind of job you want Writing practice will also make the real job search easier The book does not exaggerate the importance of good spelling grammar and writing In industry effective technical communication is highly valued

  • Paperback
  • 74
  • Navigating the Path to Industry
  • M.R. Nelson
  • en
  • 01 November 2019
  • 9780990744528