Working in industry is very exciting.

But it can be challenging to get started
finding that first job...
learning how to be productive in the 'real world'...
TurningScience can help you design a rewarding career

What is your biggest question:

David Giltner, Career coach

I'm Dave Giltner, and I want to help you...

I went right into industry after my PhD in physics.

No postdoc. No help from my advisor.

I had no idea how to get my first job.

I had no idea if I'd enjoy it or deeply regret my decision.

More than 20 years later, and I've loved my career.

How I can help you…

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Speaking/Workshops

I travel frequently to give talks and workshops on how to find a job and build your career

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One-on-One Coaching

I’ll work with you to help you target the right job and impress the hiring manager.

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Essential Skills for an Industry Career

An online video course created so you can learn what you need to be successful at home

Listen to the people I’ve helped…

“David helped me to see which were my mistakes in the resume, and gave me key ideas that I haven’t found anywhere. He is unique and very kind. It’s great to work with him. Thank you very much for your help.”

Marina Verruno – Ph.D. in Applied Physics

“David helped me to identify where my strengths were, and how to best communicate and present these values to potential employers. I was able to identify areas in my approach that were hindering me from presenting myself and my skill set as a valuable asset to the workforce.”

Justin Dokter – Design Engineer at Vergent Products

“I still remember the impressive speech you gave to us. Sharing your experiences in industry was very encouraging. Thank you for igniting me!”

G Chen – Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering at Northwestern University

“Thank you very much for your advice, answers and feedback. I found it extremely valuable, especially because we rarely meet with someone as open and helpful as yourself.”

Simona P – Electrical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate, City College of New York

“The interviews that I got went well mostly because I had Better Stories prepared, as you outlined in your workshop.  Thanks for that!”

Michiel Callens – Applied Physicist, CLEARink Displays

“Hopefully we will see you at CCNY again. You left a great impression on students, everyone remembers your talk!”

Simona P. – Electrical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate, City College of New York

“Thanks again for all your help! I really feel like success in my job search is due to the many things that I learned from you!”

Michiel Callens – Applied Physicist, CLEARink Displays

“Architecting your own career can be overwhelming, especially for those of us used to having all the answers.   David leverages a long and successful career in various industrial roles, and understands the patterns of thinking that the academically-trained fall into.  He addresses them thoughtfully by crafting solutions and guidance from the world of business, sales, and emotional intelligence.  This leaves you with the confidence to know you are heading in the right direction.”

Tanya Ramond – PhD Physics, CTO at York Space Systems
TurningScience clients

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