Strategies for PhD-holders searching for employment: Opinion


In a recent opinion piece for Nature, Fawzi Abou-Chahine discusses the strategies that PhD-holders can use to find employment outside of academia. Abou-Chahine writes that PhDs have broad skills that can be applied to many different positions and encourages applicants to be confident in their skills. The author advises PhD-holders to be proactive by connecting with the hiring manager before applying for positions and preparing a succinct pitch covering their relevant experience and capabilities and how they relate to the role. Abou-Chahine adds that job seekers should avoid using the objective, passive language typical of academia and ensure they are using active speech to engage with the hiring manager.