How to prepare a resume for a non-academic science job?

18 Dec

As you probably know already, my career path hasn’t exactly been a straight line. The transferable skills I developed during graduate school were very critical when I was looking for a job as a science communicator. Recently after a twitter conversation about the importance of transferable skills with Karen Lo (@kareynlo ) and Joanne Kamens (@JKamens), I was invited by Joanne from Addgene to write a guest post about presenting these transferable skills in a resume for a non-academic science job.

So here it is. My resume writing tips for those in graduate school, interested in moving into non-academic science careers.

Resume Writing for Non-academic Science Careers

If you have gone through a similar experience like mine, what would your advice be? Please feel free to share below in comments!

PS. Addgene is a non-profit plasmid repository – scientists who make new plasmids (small circular DNA molecule with codes) can share the plasmids with the repository, so that other scientists interested in the same plasmids can order them from the repository instead of having to make them. Its blog is a great resource not only for those working with plasmids, but also for any graduate students and scientists looking for career advice. Check out the career posts on its blog.

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2 Responses to “How to prepare a resume for a non-academic science job?”

  1. Lemuel Danilo December 23, 2014 at 6:13 am #

    This is a very useful post for those who are looking for tips on how to prepare a resume for non-academic science jobs. Some people are really finding it hard to come up with one. What’s adding into the pressure is how to present and package themselves into that resume after knowing how to prepare it.

    • Terrific T December 23, 2014 at 6:18 am #

      Thanks Lemuel! I am glad that you found this post useful 😀

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