How to sell myself to companies as a former academic?
January 6, 2013 4:16 PM Subscribe
Academic with non-CS background but software development experience looking to transition into the professional workforce, from an ABD Ph.D perspective. How to overcome the "lack of experience with real/big systems" question, and in general pitch myself to employers?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (8 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I am comfortable that I'm going to have to hit the ground running and learn a lot about development theory and practice that I haven't learned in my academic world. Any thoughts on what I could do to sell myself this way? If you are a hiring manager in the development field, how could I make myself competitive with new grads with CS degrees? I'm already planning to direct my job search towards firms doing software dev in the fields where I have domain knowledge from my pre-academic life, as a springboard to other things I'm more interested in, but beyond that?