General Career Resources

Many of these were collated by Adage Of Ania

Academic Positions:
Getting on the short list: academic job applications [the Node]

Biotech Networks:
Compilation by Bina [Pinterest page] (Thank you Bina, for your link!)

Biotechnology News:
Fierce Biotech
BioSpace (also has great career resources)

Biotech & Pharma Listings:
MassBio (Massachusetts Biotechnology Council – most companies and academic institutions are members so you can register and access all of their member resources and events for free!)

Career Events:
Futures in Life Sciences series [Propel Careers]

Career Organizations (some of these may be location specific)
– Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
– Massachusetts Chapter (MASS-AWIS)
– Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (WEST)

Career Resources (General)
ACE Method: Cold Emails and Hot Coffee Guidebook (pdf) [Designed by Albert Chen, University of Michigan] (“10 hrs in 1 month to get high yield career information and build your network from zero)
Guide to Resumes and Curricula Vitae (pdf) [NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education]
White Consulting (articles on transferable skills that PhDs have, how to write a resume and many other great articles)
– BioSpace (hundreds of articles on every aspect of job hunting you can think of)
SciPHD (some resources require a subscription/fee, however also hosts many free webinars on career paths).
Individual Development Plan (IDP) [Science] (a tool that helps you identify what you enjoy and are good at and predicts career paths based on that information)
Where to look for jobs in STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics) [Columbia University].
Science Careers [Science Magazine/AAAS]
Nature Careers [Nature Magazine]
The Versatile PhD (paid service, but many Institutions are members – an online community for non-academic careers for PhDs in a variety of areas, includes job listings, articles, meetups and a membership directory to facilitate networking)

Company Reviews & Salary info:
Glassdoor (you need to provide a review to have access to the database)

Elevator Pitch & Public Speaking/Communication
And But Therefore Method by Randy Olson [TedMed talk] How to put together an elevator pitch using the ABT method
Talk Nerdy to Me by Melissa Marshall [Ted Talk] How to communicate your science to a general audience

How to write an email to a PI asking for a PhD position [Science Careers]

Interviews (Job):
How to ace the the 50 most common interview questions [Business Insider]
Your body language shapes who you are by Amy Cuddy [TedGlobal talk] – Great talk on “how faking it till you make it” really works and how the body can shape the mind and how to optimize your body language to ace a job interview!

Job Hunting Tools
– Technological tools for PhD and postdocs on the job hunt [HigherEd]
How to use your LinkedIn profile to power a career transition [Harvard Business Review]

Networking and Informational Interviews
– From start to finish: a guide to informational interviewing [NatureJobs Blog]
– Networking and Informational Interviewing (pdf) [Tufts University]
Five example emails that make following up with people easy! [The Muse]

Regular Networking Events
– Biotech Tuesday (Boston only)
Venture Cafe (Boston MA & St. Louis MO only).

Resume Writing:
– What your professional bio needs to get noticed [Harvard Business Review]
Jobs in the USA: Academic CVs and Industry Resumes [NatureJobs Blog]
List of Action Verbs [Harvard Law School]

Transferable Skills
Discover the 20+ transferable skills that make PhDs totally employable [Jobs on Toast]