HQP Workshop 2016
Jobs in the bioeconomy
When? July 6, 2016, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Where? Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver BC (as part of the Advanced Biofuels Symposium)
The biofuels and bioeconomy sectors are likely to experience sizable growth over the course of the coming decades, much like the fossil fuel sector grew through the 20th century. A large number of highly trained skilled workers will be required if this emerging industry is to succeed. Many nations are increasingly transitioning to green energy. Green energy jobs are surpassing jobs in the fossil fuel industry in North America, and many commercial-scale advanced biofuels facilities have recently come online internationally.
This workshop will help students and recent graduates:
- Pinpoint where to find jobs in the bioeconomy
- Determine which skills are in demand
- Develop a plan for success to unlock industry opportunities
- Learn networking techniques and job interview skills
See this video from last year’s workshop:
Background information on non-academic bioeconomy jobs
Career tools from BioTalent Canada: find job postings on Canada’s #1 bioeconomy job board; map your career on BioCareer Pathways; apply for the wage-subsidy program and much much more!
Sequencing the data: People driving Canada’s bioeconomy. By BioTalent Canada
This labour market report is a goldmine of information for anyone who is or will be seeking a job in Canada’s bioeconomy. The report details to where the jobs are geographically and in which sectors, what skills are most sought after by companies, and explores some of the biggest human resources challenges in the bioeconomy.
Leaving academia. In Science.
A great resource article for any scientist thinking or planning on working outside academia, and for those who are unsure. Over the years, Science Careers has published many articles to help scientists who are unsure about careers in academia make the right decision, deal with the emotional aspects of a career transition, and figure out where to go from there. Here is a snapshot of their best advice.
Resources on choosing a career path
Counterintuitive career advice: Susan Colantuono: The career advice you probably didn’t get. TED Talk
The Postdoc: A Special Kind of Hell. In Science.
What’s Your Science Degree Worth?. In Science.
Feeling Stuck. In Science.
Job Interview Resources
4 Ways to Be Better at Job Interviews. In Scientific American
Learn to read between the lines of a job ad. In Science.