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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.
·Self-assessment tools are included to help identify strengths and opportunities for growth
· Includes chapters on understanding business goals, leadership and teamwork, communication skills, marketing, discipline, flexibility, innovation, intellectual property, special technologies, quality, ethics, globalization, ambiguity, expectation and career management
· Author has developed highly successful industry-relevant training for students and new employees and has experience from both industry and academic environments
· Contains a compilation of essential technical and managerial skills necessary for success in industry, including chapters on expectation management and career management
Understanding the differences between academic and professional mindsets
Professional conduct during the job application process
Important professional skills on the job
Loss of a professional job
Transition to new opportunities
Posted November 27, 2007
Dr. Borbye's work in building bridges between academia and industry is so relevant to science professionals, who frequently receive great technical training but few transferable skills in other areas required for a good professional career. I particularly liked the way Dr. Borbye guided the reader through assessments of their personal strengths and preferences versus industry settings. I thought her case studies also did a great job of conveying realistic challenges encountered in the work place. This is a book I would recommend to any graduate student or post-doc, whether they wanted to stay in academia or transition to industry.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 20, 2007
Achieving maximum success in today's globally competitive business world requires scientists, engineers and business professionals to master the soft skills(e.g., communication, teamwork, and creativity) and to understand the managerial and commercial needs of a venture. Unfortunately, these skills are rarely developed during a technical university education. Dr. Borbye's practical and timely book fills this gap and will help a generation of technically oriented professionals become the star employees of today and the leaders of tomorrow.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 22, 2007
This book provides a long overdue and essential resource for students, graduates, teachers, and new employees and their supervisors, thoughtfully outlining the often difficult transition between university life and the 'real world'. This is the first book to address the most common problemfaced by university graduates: their realization that college courses alone do not prepare them for a place in the modern work force. By providing the reader with valuable insight on various career paths, technical aspects, management skills and thoughtful self-evaluation exercises, Dr. Borbye helps students manage expectations and effectively align themselves with a successful career path. This book should bemandatory reading for all university students, new employees and all the people who guide others in the areas of science and business.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.