Secrets to Success in Industry Careers

Essential Skills for Science and Business


  • L. Borbye, Program Director, Professional Master's program in Microbial Biotechnology, and Associate Professor, North Carolina State University, U.S.A.

Secrets to Success in Industry Careers introduces you to the differences between what is needed in school and what is needed in industry. It describes the entire process of obtaining a job including analysis of a job description, writing an application, preparation for an interview, and conduct during and after an interview. Most importantly, this book is the ideal “industry-insider” guide because it provides you with skills and understanding essential for success on the job. Fictional anecdotes make it easy to understand application of these skills, summarized at the end of each chapter and supported by self guided assessment questionnaires. This is the ideal guide on how to succeed for anyone seeking a job or already employed in both industry and academic environments.
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Anyone seeking a job or already employed in both industry and academic environments; Will also apply to government officials, industry executives, human resources directors, and career coaches


Book information

  • Published: October 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-373869-1

Table of Contents

Understanding the differences between academic and professional mindsetsProfessional conduct during the job application processImportant professional skills on the jobLoss of a professional jobTransition to new opportunities