Advice needed: PhD to consulting
I am currently wrapping up my PhD in science (medicial chemistry to be exact) and has been looking into a career in consulting.
I've sought out advice from a few healthcare consultants regarding my CV, all of which address how my CV is too academia-focused.
I do agree with that statement but what else can I do to improve? I have quite a few publications and patent contribution but lack experience.
I'm currently taking courses in business to help improve my resume. I also tried signing up for consulting volunteer opportunities but did not get a response from anyone.
I've started applying to jobs approximately a month ago to both big and boutique firms. I understand that I can't expect much during the pandemic but it is still quite discouraging.
Is it basically impossible to get into the industry straight out of PhD without an MBA/ industry experience? I'm at the end of my academic career and really don't want to be bench-bound.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated! If anyone knows of any internship or open volunteering opportunities, please let me know as well. Thank you in advance!