Our popular SciPhD ½ day workshop helps postdocs and graduate students discover that doing challenging research DOES prepare you for an industry job! Doing great science is a business process, and how your students work with talent (people) does prepare them for a team centric working environment! They just dont know to emphasize it or what to call it!!
MODULE I: The myths and realities of working in industry are introduced and discussed. Focus is on the critical skills valued by industry, how industry perceives academic scientists, and how scientists can relate their own experiences and the scientific method to the core competencies valued in industry. This includes building your personal brand that defines your scientific/technical, business, and social identities.
MODULE II: We examine how to relate core competencies to job requirements and teach participants how to best prepare to respond to job offerings.
Part I: Looks at extracting all the valuable information contained in job ads. Most job ads have a tremendous amount of information beyond the scientific/technical requirements for the job. Learn how to identify and prepare to respond to these other critical requirements as well as how to identify the implicit information contained in job ads.
Part 2: Focuses on how to translate the operational competency language typical of job descriptions into the core competencies of SciPhD that form the basis of your industry skill-set. Learn how to identify your developed core skills and bundle them together into the operational competency language that businesses understand. We also examine ways to build your professional network and use that network to get additional intelligence on jobs, their requirements and how best to connect with the decision-makers who determine who they will hire.
MODULE III: Online Training Course and Self-Assessment: All participants have access to the on-line training program and Self Assessment instrument which teaches more about each of the 24 core competencies valued by industry and allows them to self-assess their own skills in each of these areas. Participants are also guided to develop experience statements for each competency that can be used in developing targeted resumes and cover letters, and in preparing for interviews.
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