Here's What You Get Immediate, Lifetime Access To When You Become An RDS Member Now...
Gain Targeted And Personalized Guidance From R&D Professionals Who Know What It Takes To Land A Lucrative Industry Position
“The variety of industry research scientists in the Research Scientist Society means that members can gain insight from a breadth of R&D industries include pharmaceutical, cosmetic, engineering, biotechnology and much more”
“Learning first-hand from industry research scientists about job search techniques and what life was like outside of academia gave me a significant advantage over other job candidates.”
THE R&D SOCIETY EMPOWERS PHDS WHO WANT TO…
- Make the most natural transition from the academic setting to a high-quality industry job.
- Use what they have learned during their PhD and postdoctoral training to innovate in different sectors.
- Gain clarity on the positions and opportunities available in the R&D departments of companies in diverse industries.
- Understand the R&D work environment and what a typical day would look like.
- Get targeted, structured, and personal guidance from current industry R&D professionals on securing a position.
- Cultivate the skills major R&D companies will be screening for during interviews.
- Learn how to perform an effective industry presentation in front of corporate decision makers during site visits.
If You’re A PhD Seeking An Industry Position, See If You Answer YES To These Questions…
Do you want a high-quality industry position, but want to stay involved with innovative research – either at the bench or away from it?
Do you struggle translating your PhD into industry-relevant results beyond publications?
Have you found it challenging to get noticed by employers because there are so many PhDs and postdocs trying to get into industry now?
Do you have little information on what an R&D position would entail, making you wonder if you’re prepared for an interview…much less a new role?
Are you wondering how the skills you developed in academia translate into the skills you need to break into an R&D position?
PhDs Working In Industry Are Drivers Of Innovation
Innovation is the introduction of new ideas, products or methods, and it allows companies to penetrate new markets and access new opportunities.
R&D directly supports the development of knowledge and technology, both of which are crucial components of innovation. All companies need to innovate to stay relevant, and that is especially true during though economic times like the current recession.
As a PhD, you have been trained on how to push the boundaries of knowledge and innovate within your field. Less than 2% of the global population has this kind of knowledge. This makes you an outstanding candidate for companies looking to innovate in an unpredictable market environment.
These companies will keep investing in R&D this year, even during the recession.
During the 2008 recession, 70% of companies invested in R&D despite decreased revenue, and executives credit this decision for their companies’ growth when the economy recovered (RVmagnetics).
Takeouts From The 2008 Recession
Imagine receiving targeted, structured, and personalized advice from R&D Professionals.
Imagine joining a targeted and personalized program run by R&D professionals who want to help you break into the R&D position you’ve always wanted.
Imagine having a practicing research scientist provide step-by-step training on what you need to know about R&D jobs as well as the skills you’ll need to cultivate to land those jobs.
The field of Research And Development offers varied opportunities to PhDs.
The R&D Society will give you access to a community of over 1,200 PhDs currently working in R&D positions in industries or looking to transition into this field.
The Society will provide targeted advice from practicing R&D Professionals and personalized guidance in a private group setting.
If you want to narrow your job hunt to the R&D field, demystify what you can expect from an R&D position, and gain advice from industry R&D professionals, then the R&D Society can provide the advanced guidance you need.
Whether You Have Postdoc Experience Or Are About To Get Your PhD,
It Isn’t Too Early Or Too Late To Become An Industry R&D Professional.
No matter where you are in your research career, the time to transition into industry is now.
Don’t do a postdoc if you haven’t done one yet.
Instead, transition NOW.
If you’ve already done a postdoc, don’t stay in your postdoc.
Instead, transition NOW.
Realize that industry employers do NOT want you to gain more academic experience before hiring you.
Instead, they want you to gain on-the-job experience.
That’s right – they want to give you company-specific, on-the-job training …and they would prefer this training to start NOW.
The Sooner You Transition, The More Successful Your Career Will Be.
“The R&D Society provides a more intimate setting that allowed me to learn from other PhDs going through the same job search process as me. The advice I received was high quality and from current industry research scientists”
“Receiving targeted feedback regarding research scientist interviews, presentations, resumes, and networking from current industry research scientists gave me confidence and ensured I was approaching my R&D job search correctly.”
Here's The Targeted Training You'll Receive From The Third Edition Of The R&D Society...
Module #1 The Relevance Of R&D Across Industries
You know you want to pursue a career in R&D but don’t know where to start or what are the options that the field has to offer PhDs. This module covers…
- The importance of R&D for innovation in different industries. By the end of this module, you will have a broad understanding of the R&D field and the role it plays in guaranteeing that companies in different industries can innovate and stay relevant in the market.
- Relevant trends in Research and Development. You might think that R&D is only relevant in the pharma and biotech industries, but in reality, all enterprises – private companies, public companies, and even full countries – invest in Research and Development. By the end of this module, you will be expert in trends that are shaping the R&D Marketplace.
- The different industries that invest in Research and Development—from food and beverage to gaming. Understand the goals and interest of companies in each industry and why working in cosmetics might suit you better than working in telecom or vice versa.
- What you need to know about global R&D investments.
Module #2 Industry R&D Day-To-Day & Relevant Skills
You understand academic life, but, more than likely, R&D positions are a mystery. To demystify the world of research and development and help you know what to expect, this module covers…
- What your typical day will look like once you transfer to an industry position and how your work environment will differ. You will understand the tightly focused work environment at major companies currently investing in R&D.
- What separates academic and industry research and the difference between R&d companies versus r&D companies. By the end of this module, you’ll understand what type of company would best suit your skills and work preferences.
- What you need to know about publishing, conferences, and successfully transitioning to your first job.
- Essential transferable skills for R&D professionals. This module details the most sought-after transferable skills for R&D professionals, no matter the industry or company. It also explains how you have already developed these skills during your PhD and how to highlight them during the job search.
Module #3 PhD-Level Positions In R&D Departments
You know that you want to transition into a rewarding industry position where you can stay in close proximity to top of the line research and innovation, but you are only familiar with two or three positions in R&D. To help you evaluate your options and target your job search, this module explores…
- The main aspects you should consider when evaluating what is the best industry position for you based on your desired lifestyle. You will also learn how to evaluate company culture to determine if a given company is the right fit for you.
- PhD-level industry positions in Research & Development. This module explores popular R&D positions for PhDs and how they are different from each other so you can establish the best fit for you and target your job search accordingly.
- Industry research roles for PhDs. If you want to conduct and manage research to develop new products, systems, and treatments, you should give each of these positions serious consideration.
- Project management roles in Research & Development. Project management plays a significant role in ensuring that a company achieves its R&D goals. Is you want to use your leadership skills to make sure the goals of R&D departments across industries are achieved on time and within budget, the positions in this category will be a good fit for you.
Module #4 Setting Up A Job Search Strategy
This module is all about organizing and prioritizing your job search so you can execute the job search process quickly and effectively. You’ll discover…
- The main factors you need to consider when setting up a job search strategy to ensure you get the best results for time invested.
- The two types of event networking activities you should engage in and how one type of networking activity can help you bypass competition to make a positive impression with company professionals.
- What you need to know about recruiters and how you can leverage contract-to-hire positions. Even if you haven’t considered a staffing solution, this module explains the benefits of this option for getting your foot in the door of your future company.
- How to craft a resume that increases the chances a company will read it as well as how to create a CV that’s tailored for an industry position. This module will detail the ingredients of a strong bullet point for your summary and how you can incorporate details that underscore your suitability for an R&D position.
Module #5 The Interview Process For R&D Positions
If you’re wondering how R&D companies choose candidates, then this module will help you understand the typical process. This module covers…
- The process you can expect once HR reaches out for an interview. Know what HR is attempting to discover and what you should never discuss with HR during the phone call.
- The unexpected questions a hiring manager may ask you and how you can effectively navigate this scenario. This module will explain some queries that may catch you by surprise so you can start preparing now.
- What a typical site visit looks like and what skills and behaviors a company evaluate you on. Know what situations to avoid, what questions to ask, and what to do in difficult situations. This module helps you enter an R&D company site prepared and ready to take on new challenges.
- Get the facts on how your industry presentation will differ from the presentations you’ve given in academia. You’ll understand everything from how to make a good first impression to the details you need to include in your slides. Discover what a research and development company is thinking during your interview so you answer critical questions in the best way.
Module #6 Onboarding & Career Progression
Landing an R&D position is only the beginning of a new chapter in your career. Enter the industry with a forward-thinking mindset. This module covers…
- The First 90 Days. This module explains what to expect and how to behave during your first few months on the job to set yourself on a trajectory for long-term career success, as well as the importance of a successful onboarding process for employee retention and satisfaction.
- Options for career progression. Your industry career is not set on stone, it continues to evolve as you grow professionally. This module explains the opportunities you have for career growth so you can plan your next steps.
- The company ladder you would climb in a larger company as well as what positions you could seek in a smaller company. There’s a difference between startups, smaller companies, and giant players in the R&D space, and this module will help you distinguish between the three.
- What positions you can transition to—should you ever desire a different company role. Your scientific position can open many opportunities, and this module will help you understand other jobs and their accompanying duties.
As Soon As You Join RDS, You Will Also Get Immediate Access To The Following…
A crash course that reveals an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to work as an R&D professional so you know what niche to pursue, what you could expect in a normal day, and where career opportunities are available.
- The RDS will help you understand what you could expect in a typical day, how you should interact with coworkers, and what your tasks and responsibilities would be based on your position.
- You’ll get information that quickly clarifies which niche is best given your background and interests—whether that’s working at a large pharmaceutical company, such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, or a small biotechnological startup – or even a whole different industry such as tourism or gaming.
- You’ll gain insight into the work environment, what to expect when it comes to attending conferences and meetings, and other details that will help you transition from an academic mindset to the mindset that’s prepared for an R&D position.
Critical information for those make-or-break moments you’ll encounter in your job search so you don’t make a mistake that lowers your chances of securing a job. With the RDS, you’ll avoid being caught off guard by HR, a hiring manager, or an interview panel.
- You’ll understand industry etiquette to help you transition from academic norms to behaviors that showcase how smoothly you can transition into a prospective company. R&D professionals will explain pitfalls to avoid during the interview process.
- You’ll see why your current networking routine may be harming your job search and what you need to change to increase your chances of gaining referrals.
- You’ll know the critical angles and approaches you should take during your job search to ace your HR phone call, successfully interact with the hiring manager, portray your professionalism during a video interview, and use the on-site visit to your best advantage.
Lifetime access to an intimate, private online group where you can ask questions, connect with other individuals, request referrals, and enjoy feedback from R&D professionals in the field. This group is for aspiring R&D professionals only, which means you can expect conversations to be focused around goals, experiences, and advice specific to your job search.
- Connect with R&D professionals who’ve landed industry jobs to ask their feedback on which positions are rising, which companies are promising, who’s hiring, and what industry trends to expect.
- Connect with other PhDs to share tips, ideas, and experiences. Those in your group are those interested in R&D jobs, which means you have an instant community of PhDs with similar career aspirations.
A step-by-step plan that covers transitioning from academia into industry, navigating the hiring process, and what you can expect in the future. The R&D society helps to remove the guesswork so you tailor your efforts for breaking into your target R&D position.
- Over the course of six modules, containing workbooks, slides, transcripts, exams, and training videos, you’ll understand the process you need to follow to successfully apply at R&D companies and land your first job. Each module builds on the previous one and guides you through your job search step by step.
- Gain detailed information on creating a targeted resume and a presentation that takes you one step closer to a job offer. The RDS helps you avoid the pitfalls associated with marketing your skills to potential employers as well as success strategies you can employ.
- Explore all the career options available in the R&D field. The R&D Society puts a finger on the most on demand PhD-level positions that shape the landscape of R&D in several industries. You’ll also understand which career paths you can take once you secure your first position.
Targeted and personalized support from R&D professionals based on your unique transition and career goals. The RDS is dedicated to helping PhDs like you break into a research and development position.
- Get the feedback of R&D professionals for your resume and other pressing questions you have. The smaller, targeted group ensures swift feedback and timely answers.
- Access materials written by a practicing R&D professional who understands current industry expectations and trends, which gives you important information on the positions you’re applying for.
A variety of tools to cement your learning and help you put each module into action so you’re one step closer to your R&D job.
- When you join the R&D Society, you’ll gain instant access to our video training series with closed captioning, accompanying workbooks, slides transcripts, as well as two R&D resume templates you can use.
- You’ll also gain access to exams that will help you retain the knowledge you’ve gained as well as monthly webinars that keep you up to date on important topics for your job search.
To Stack The Odds In Your Favor, You’ll Need….
- Inside information from a network of R&D professionals currently working in industry – the kind of professionals who are in the R&D Society.
- Knowledge of how to get job referrals from R&D professionals – job referrals that lead to interviews and job offers.
- Translate your academic presentation abilities into a presentation that is relevant to company leaders, showcases your skills, and informs decisions.
- Understand the difference between R&D positions across industries so you can establish the best fit.
- Create a resume or CV that avoids losing the attention of a potential scientific employer.
- Cultivate skills to successfully interact with employers during phone conversations.
- Articulate your interest in a company at critical moments during the interview process.
- Give the right answers to important questions during your site visit.
- Learn how to reveal your personality in a way that shows you’d be a “team-player” and a valuable team member.
- Express yourself in a way that aligns with a company’s goals.
- Showcase your collaboration abilities, problem-solving expertise, and other transferable skills.
- Ace the behavioral questions that all employers will ask you.
- “Wow” the audience with your interview presentation during your site visit.
The Goal Of Research Is Different.
According to the National Science Foundation, academia receives 56% of the funds devoted to basic research. In contrast, industry companies only receive 22% of the funds for basic research, but they claim 61% of the funds for applied research and 87% of the funds for development.
The point is clear—in academia, your efforts are centered around advancing knowledge, but in industry, your efforts are focused on developing a product or treatment that will benefit the consumers or patients.
- The work atmosphere is different. When you were completing your PhD or engaging in postdoc work, funding dictated research, and you had the freedom to spend extensive time on a project. In industry, company objectives hold the final say, and time is of the essence as you race against competitors.
- The communication expectations are different. Industry work will require complete concentration on your task; however, you’ll need more than technical skills, especially if you plan to climb the corporate ladder. Your future employer isn’t primarily looking at your publication record. They want to know how you’ll mesh with the company culture, how well you can collaborate, and what other transferable skills you.
Knowing These Differences Between Academic Research And Industry Research Is What Will Help You Secure An Industry Job
The Fundamental Difference
The Work Environment Difference
Meet The R&D Professionals In The R&D Society
Natalie C. Fredette, PhD
Scientist I at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Nathalie Fiaschi, PhD
Director of Oncology and Angiogenesis At Regenron
Desyree Jesus, PhD
Senior Scientist at Astrellas Gene Therapies
Evan Dubiel, PhD
Group Leader (R&D, Bioanalytical Labs) at PPD
Klodjan Stafa, PhD
Principal Scientist at Estee Lauder Companies
Lilian Josephson, PhD
Principal Chemist at Ecolab
Nikolett Biel, Ph.D.
Pharmacology/Toxicology Reviewer at the FDA
Arunodoy Sur, PhD
Technology Licensing Officer at Nova Southeastern University
Ravikiran Ravulapalli, PhD
Scientist at Sanofi Pasteur
Robyn Marty-Roix, PhD
Principal Medical Writer at Boston Scientific
Sunayana B. Banerjee, PhD
Senior Medical Science Liaison at Jazz Pharmaceuticals
We’re the research and development scientists at the Cheeky Scientist Association, and we oversee the R&D Society.
We understand that you know what you want—an industry position where you’re directly involved in moving industry research forward.
But we also know what you need to get there—targeted and personalized guidance that’s tailored for R&D job searches.
To put it another way…
You’re convinced you want to leave academia.
You’re convinced you want to enter into an industry position.
But you’re also convinced about something else—you want to develop breakthrough technologies and be at the forefront of innovation.
It’s our goal to help you do just that.
The R&D Society Includes Both A Board Certificate & An Ongoing Certification To Ensure You Are Always Certified As A Trained R&D Industry Professional
You will receive an official certificate from our R&D board upon completion of the program along with lifetime access to any upgrades we perform in our training materials. Like the third edition including two brand new modules, which we recently released.
The R&D Society was created by and is maintained by a board of R&D professionals.
As such, each module includes a board certified exam and by passing the exam, you will receive a certificate from our board.
“The R&D Society helped me organize my job search and provided extra accountability to create individualized milestones and made sure I followed through.”
At the R&D Society, our goal is to help you smoothly transition into a highly paid R&D job so you can continue to do what you love most.
We help you achieve this goal by empowering you with training, resume templates, and guidance so you have a clear path for landing your first industry job.
Here’s what makes what we do so special and helpful for securing your first R&D job.
We are a targeted program run by R&D professionals for aspiring R&D professionals.
The result is guidance that is targeted, structured, and personalized.
As practicing research and development professionals, we know what companies are looking for, and we’re prepared to help you make the best impression possible.
We understand that R&D positions are probably something of a mystery as you don’t know what sectors are best for your background and interests or even what you can expect in a typical day.
Our team will make sure you have the training and personalized support you need to enter interviews prepared.
Our training programs also helps you succeed by helping you stay up-to-date.
Unlike academia, in industry, things are changing day-to-day. Market developments can quickly create a turn of events and your knowledge of these industry trends will determine not only your success in industry, but if you get hired in the first place.
With the R&D Society, you’ll enjoy access to up-to-date information from a group of professionals, and we will keep updating our materials to make sure you always have access to relevant information. In addition to our insights, the RDS private group allows you to ask practicing scientists questions about current trends and what companies you should keep an eye on.
Why Industry R&D Holds So Much Opportunity For PhDs
1. Research & Development is a massive part of industry.
According to UNESCO, the world spends $2 TRILLION on R&D every year, and the US alone spends $581 billion on R&D annually. This is a huge amount of money and this large spend creates many, many opportunities for PhDs in in different industries.
2. R&D is always changing always advancing – and maintaining a culture of innovation was one of the top concerns for R&D employers.
As a PhD you are well suited to help companies maintain and build an innovative culture, and this is something you should communicate when you are talking with potential employers. According to the Innovation Research Interchange, more than 40% of the employers surveyed said that one of their top innovation tactics is to hire new people. They are looking for new, fresh people who can bring innovative ideas to their companies.
3. Companies in all sectors invest heavily in R&D
As PhDs, we tend to think that R&D is a subject that only pertains to pharma companies. Yet, companies in over 10 industries invest heavily on Research & Development. This means that you can find a fulfilling career in R&D no matter your PhD background and whether or not you want to do bench work.
3 Biggest Advantages Of Working As An Industry Research Scientist Versus An Academic Research Scientist…
1. Your Progress Is Measured Accurately And Consistently Based On Performance.
In industry, your performance on assigned work and shared goals is used to accurately measure your progress. Your performance is also used for determining promotions, salary increases, and bonuses. Not only this, but there are specific people designated for measuring your progress and they are actually held accountable to it.
The important takeaway here is that you know exactly how you are doing at all times. Your goals, your manager’s goals, and the company’s goals are aligned, which helps manage expectations. Don’t underestimate the motivational power of this kind of clarity and feedback.
It’s powerful and it leads to a much happier personal and professional lifestyle.
2. You Are Rewarded For Being A Leader And Showing Initiative.
In industry, you will work at a very fast work pace and be expected to deliver accurate results quickly. This is a good thing. It’s even enjoyable. Working at a faster pace is enjoyable is because you are working with a team whose goals are aligned with your goals. It’s also enjoyable because you are rewarded for finding better ways of doing things. If you take the initiative to improve the workflow of a system, improve a product, or make any part of the company better—you’re rewarded. The more confidently you take initiative, the more you are rewarded.
This is very difficult for most academics to understand. How can initiative be so valuable? How can confidence be valuable? The answer, in short, is—time is money. Not only that—relieving pain is money and boosting team morale is money. The more time you give back to your boss, like by making a particular workflow more efficient, the more you are rewarded. Likewise, the easier you make your boss’s life and the happier you make your team, the more you are rewarded. True leaders are promoted quickly in industry. This isn’t always the case in academia.
3. You Are Part Of A Supportive And Structured Work Environment.
In industry, every scientist has their own project. At the same time, every scientist helps each other with their projects. Everyone is trained to support each other. In fact, the ability to work well independently AND as part of a team is the main requirement of getting a job as a research scientist in industry. Industry teams are not only very supportive, they are highly structured.
Overall, there is a clear and defined corporate ladder in industry. The key to climbing this ladder is to take initiative and show leadership skills whenever possible. This means going out of your way, without being asked, to improve company systems and to relieve your boss and the company in general of tedious work.
By achieving your goals and staying aligned with the company goals, you can move your career forward past the research scientist position and on to bigger and better roles.
You Can Get Into A Rewarding R&D Position No Matter Your PhD Background And Target Industry
Industries That Rely On R&D investment
The R&D Society Has Helped PhDs From A Variety Of Scientific Disciplines Transition Into All Kinds Of Industry R&D Positions…
Those In The R&D Society Have Secured Positions At...
Your PhD qualifies you to apply to firms just like these.
But that doesn’t mean they’ll think you’re a good fit for their company.
What you need is information on selecting a company, networking with those in the industry, creating a resume, and effectively communicating during an interview so you prove that you have more than a PhD—you have skills that are an asset to the organization.
The R&D Society will give you insider information on how to position yourself as a highly qualified PhD who’s ready to smoothly transition into an industry job.
The R&D Society Is An Intimate Group With Structured Support, Which Means Your Program Is Targeted and Personalized
When you join the R&D Society, you’re following a program that others have successfully used to transition into industry R&D positions.
The Cheeky Scientist Association has used the RDS to help other PhDs like you to understand what the interview panel at research and development companies are looking for to help them secure a job.
Now that these PhDs are on the other side of the job search, they’re here to share their experiences with you.
The RDS Private Group Provides Targeted Support
Get Referrals From Other PhDs Who Are Currently Working In Industry R&D Positions, And Get Support From Other PhDs Just Like You Who Want To Become R&D Professionals.
When you join the R&D Society, you get more than targeted support from R&D professionals who lead the group and instant access to a community of over 1,000 PhDs interested on R&D industry positions or currently working in industry R&D positions.
You’re instantly connected to a private group of PhDs who’ve transitioned into industry roles. You’ll also be able to chat with your fellow students in the program.
The group is 100% private and only allows members of the RDS.
Whether you ask questions and request referrals or share tips and celebrate success stories, the R&D Society’s private group provides an exclusive space where you can let your guard down and connect with others who know firsthand what you’re going through.
Take a look at the support the RDS provides for our members.
“The R&D Society is a great program for any PhD who specifically wants to transition into an industry research scientist position or any R&D position in industry.”
3 Reasons Why Joining the RDS Benefits Your Transition Strategy
You enjoy scientific research but are struggling in your job search. You know you don’t want to give up your dream of staying at the lab. But, more than likely, you feel like you need some extra guidance so you secure the best position. Every day your lack of information creates a delay is a day you could be applying to your dream job.
The R&D industry is a mystery to you. There’s a reason you’re reading this. If you understood the inner workings of R&D at various companies, you’d have a better idea of your next steps. You know that increasing your chances of landing an R&D scientist position begins with actually understanding what you can expect.
You want targeted and personalized guidance from current R&D professionals. Years in academia have taught you that there is only so much that a textbook can provide. There’s a reason universities have professors. In the same way, this program provides more than online training modules. You’ll tap into the expertise of R&D scientists working in the field to gain practical advice.
“The feedback I get daily from the R&D Society’s private group is amazing. The group has helped me with every step of the transition process and given me personalized help on writing networking scripts to other industry research scientists.”
“Getting into a research scientist position in industry is very different from getting into a non-research position. This is why the R&D Society is important: it gives you targeted and personalized help specifically for research scientist positions.””
Who The Society Is NOT For…
It’s NOT For Hands-Off People
As an industry R&D professional, you will get to innovate and develop breakthrough technologies in the lab our out of it, but you will play a decisive role in the research. This means you must be excited about doing hands on work while still wanting to advance your career.
It’s NOT For People Who Don’t Like Science
Industry R&D professionals are very passionate about science and enjoy the thrill of scientific discovery. This means you must have a desire to stay close to science and to be on the cutting edge of your field.
It’s NOT For People Who Never Produce
Working in R&D as an industry research scientist means that you will not only gain knowledge about a scientific discipline, but you will use this knowledge to create a product or treatment that directly impacts consumers and patients. This means you will personally help produce something that has a positive impact on the world for years to come.
When It Comes To Getting The Position You Want, Knowledge Is Power
- You know what you want. R&D companies will be looking for some very specific qualities.
- You’ll need to leverage skills you might not even know you developed during your time in academia.
- We know how to get you from where you are to where you want to be.
- We’ve done it. We’ve helped thousands PhDs do it.
- And you can do it too.
- The R&D Society is your starting place. It’s time to turn the page and open the next chapter in your life and career.