Getting an industry job with no industry experience

As a private sector career mentor for scientists and engineers, I frequently get questions from recent graduates along the lines of: ‘So many private sector job descriptions say they want previous industry experience. How am I supposed to get my first industry job when I haven’t worked in industry?’ This can be especially concerning for anyone who spent additional years in academia completing a PhD.

But it isn't as hard as most people think. Check out my advice here:

 

And if this topic is of interest to you, check out this workshop we developed to teach scientists how to be more employable in the private sector.

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