presentation. Once the decision has
been made, I’ll e-mail an answer back to
HR, and they’ll give you a call.
I hope the decision is a “yes.” I hope
this article helps you to figure out how
industry interviews are subtly different
from those for academic or government
positions. Most of all, I hope you find
that team where you fit. n
Do I know someone who
attends these schools?
Do I recognize these advisors?
Wonder if I have their phone numbers…
This person can present technical material at the national level
We’re are members
of the same
to explain their
Ask this person
At A Glance
Here’s an insider’s look at the “stream of thought” that can occur
in the 3-5 seconds of reviewing a resume. While a hiring manager
is more likely to pick a candidate based on the technical skills
matching the job description, there are also little clues to your
Dr. Amanda G. Riojas lives in Austin, TX, and manages
the Scientific Computing Group for Brewer Science, based in
Rolla, MO. In addition to The Chemist magazine, Dr. Riojas’s
work as a Contributing Author can be found at the Scientista
Foundation Advice Blog and Fairygodboss.com, where her articles have also been syndicated. In her spare time, Dr. Riojas
advocates for women in STEM and for graduate education
as Chair of the Central Texas Local Section Women Chemists
Committee and ACS Corporate Associates Committee Liaison.
background that the interviewer can’t help but notice. Use
these to make a personal connection with the industry recruiter
or hiring manager, and show that you would make a great
addition to the team.