I was happy to come across your website. It is nice for someone in need to have an outlet to release their pent up frustration trying to get a job in bad times.
I graduated with a science PhD from a local university recently. I have about a decade of laboratory and research work experience. My last contract ended in July 2016. I wish to move to non-laboratory based work and have been actively applying to various executive and managerial job position in universities as well as hospitals and other government bodies since August 2016.
One of the main reasons why I want to change industry is because of the lack of job stability in the research line where jobs are contract based, I also wish to seek a different environment.
I noticed that such executive and managerial jobs only require a bachelor qualification. As I have yet to get called up for any interview, I am considering to not put in my PhD qualification as I may appear overqualified. I did my PhD part-time while working full-time so there was no gap in my employment history. Is it advisable to do so?
Although I am inexperienced, I think with translational skillsets that I’ve developed, I am capable of learning any new job scope.
It is abit worrying that although I have send out nearly 80 job applications, I’ve received no calls yet.
Thank you for your help.
MelissaNumber of View: 191