Toolkit: How to transition from academia to industry

At first glance, academic training can seem ill-suited to careers in industry. However, there are plenty of ways in which researchers can improve their lot.

Focus on skills

A healthy publication record may not impress many industry employers. Instead, they will be looking for transferable skills.

Recognize the skills you already have

PhD students have valuable experience when it comes to critical thinking, using the scientific method, technical writing, data modelling and independent working. Make sure that you highlight all your skills in your job application and CV.