There is a massive demand of knowledge-intensive profiles rivaling that of academia and top scientific organizations. Tech corporates, – with Google, Facebook, Apple at the top – allocated more resources than NASA: investing $30B in R&D, employing 2,000+ scientists and filing 8,000+ patents per year. Moreover, a search of jobs posted in LinkedIn in the past month containing related keywords (e.g. Scientist, Researcher, PhD or Data Science) show 100,000+ results (49,594; 30,902; 29,396; 21,043 respectively)
However, shifting from academia does not guarantee a satisfactory outcome. Both external and internal factors play. Despite being out of our control, a strategic approach is required for a long-life success.
Our suggested approach is built around 5 pillars.
- Look ahead at the professions that will exist in 2030
- Find a mission, rather than a passion
- Plan ahead your development, skills take years to master
- Pitch your expertise
- Make your science count
Full presentation shortly available on YouTube.
Honored to speak at the 2018 Marie Curie Alumni Association General Assembly #MCAAGA18 that took place at KU Leuven Belgium on February-3 2018, where this presentation was shared.