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.