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Underutilized Training

Postby Jim » Thu Dec 02, 2004 8:49 pm

My question is how can our country afford to let NSF, NIH and PRF PhD's float around and not take advantage of their technical expertise. It is amazing to see on this board the amount of highly qualified people searching for work?
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Underutilized Training

Postby Dave Jensen » Fri Dec 03, 2004 10:58 am

Jim,

There are always a lot of people looking for work in the sciences. I agree with you that it shouldn't be this way. There is a process in place by which people can short-circuit that long wait, and it is almost like a centrifuge where only a certain number of them make it through. That is, they have to learn the techniques of looking for work. For some people it comes easy, and for others it doesn't. It was the same way when I graduated many years ago. I couldn't figure it out and took a job, any job, and I ended up with a seven year diversion in my career goals.

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