Transitioning to industry from academia is not as hard as some may think, but it does take time. When I realized that I wanted to leave the lab bench, I prepared myself and made a plan.
It has been estimated by many studies—and confirmed by my own experience—that about 80% of job-seekers gain employment through some form of networking, referrals, and recommendations. This is a huge problem for introverts because networking is daunting, intimidating, and scary.
Attending a career fair gives you the opportunity to meet directly with potential employers, many of whom may be actively hiring. Speaking with an organization’s representatives gives you the chance… Read the rest
Even if you’re not (yet) looking for a job, not (yet) interested in pursuing jobs outside academia, or not (yet) sure about how your studies and interests intersect with those of attending employers, there are tangible benefits to be gained from attending a career fair.
By Don Goldstein Having had more than 50 jobs during the course of my career, I’ve used many methods to search for jobs from the more primitive to the high… Read the rest