PhDs & Postdocs – How to apply to a job in industry

Dr Tracy Bussoli, Careers Consultant Part 2: How to apply to a job in industry Make speculative applications Not all biotechnology companies and contract research organisations have the resources to run formal recruitment processes in the way that large pharmaceutical companies do. It’s therefore worth approaching them even if they are not advertising a job! … More PhDs & Postdocs – How to apply to a job in industry

Quick CV tips

We hope you’re enjoying the summer break, and making the most of the sunshine! Perhaps you’ve got yourself a part-time job, an internship or are researching graduate scheme deadlines for the coming term. Whatever your situation, it’s always good to revisit your CV and make sure it’s as up-to-date as possible. If a job opportunity … More Quick CV tips

Impress and make impact with your job application

Many students worry about their writing skills when it comes to completing job applications. Applications generally require you to write something – an answer to a question or a cover letter for example, and this can be daunting task, particularly if you don’t study an essay-based subject. But even if you write essays all the … More Impress and make impact with your job application

Commercial awareness: how do I show employers I have it?

What is commercial awareness? Commercial awareness is sometimes also referred to as ‘business focus’, ‘client focus’, ‘business understanding’ or ‘passion for business’. Basically it is about having an interest in, and an understanding of, the business world that organisations operate in. This includes: familiarity with the company (its customers, competitors and suppliers) knowing what is … More Commercial awareness: how do I show employers I have it?