Job Hunting in Industry Part I: Overview
To see course date(s) for the next three months and to register, go to Employee Self-Service, click on Training Enrollment, then check Employee Skills Development.
Following this workshop, you will be able to:
- Describe job search strategies necessary for success in the industry job market,
- Prepare a tailored resume and cover letter for your industry job search,
- Use the four job hunting techniques that comprise a comprehensive job search in industry
Please note: You may also wish to register for Job Hunting in Industry Part II: Resume Reviews, held on the same day, where you will receive personalized feedback on your industry resume. If you decide to attend both sessions, plan to spend some time over the lunch break reviewing and updating your resume based on what you learn in Part I.
Participants: This course is designed for postdocs and GSRAs.
Getting a research-oriented job in industry can be a competitive process, unique in many ways from other types of job searches. In this free, 90-minute session, you will learn strategies for approaching the industry job search, creating effective application materials, making connections with decision-makers in industry, and utilizing your network.
The instructor is Bill Lindstaedt, Director of the Office of Career and Professional Development at UC San Francisco, where he assists graduate-level trainees and postdoctoral research scientists with career and professional development issues. Bill has developed particular expertise working with UCSF’s scientists as they transition from academic to non-academic careers.
Bill began his own career as a chemical engineer, later moving into the career counseling field after completing a Master's degree in the Counseling Psychology and Higher Education Departments at Indiana University. He has written career-related pieces for the Boston Globe, the Indianapolis Star and Science’s careers site. His insights have been featured in job market articles in the New York Times, Science Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today and Newsweek.