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Navigating the Path to Industry

A Hiring Manager's Advice for Academics Looking for a Job in Industry

M. R. Nelson


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Finding a job is hard. Running a non-academic job search when all of your previous experience is in academia is even harder. This book won't make it easy (unfortunately, nothing can do that), but it will help you learn to run a successful job search and avoid common pitfalls. It provides a hiring manager's advice on networking, conducting informational interviews, converting your curriculum vitae into a resume, writing a cover letter, interviewing, and maintaining your self-confidence throughout the job search process. This concise collection of job searching advice provides a framework for finding the way out of academia and into a new job for academics at all levels who have realized that they want a different sort of career.

Annorlunda Books, Inc, 9780990744528, 74pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2014

About the Author

M.R. Nelson is a manager of people and projects in the biotechnology industry, specializing in the intersection of science and information technology. She has more than ten years of experience as a hiring manager, and a Ph.D. in the biosciences. She is also the author of Taming the Work Week: Work Smarter Not Longer, a short ebook about improving personal productivity. You can find her online at