I have a PhD in Clinical Research (5+ years, 10 publications), MBA and I want to find a job in Switzerland. I have never worked in the industry before, so I am looking for an entry position. The problem is I am not sure what kind of position I should target to. The ideal would be a scientific/managerial job, with an initial training/grace period of few months and afterwards responsible role. I used to do a lot of project management, worked as a post-doc (but paid as PhD
). I do not want to start from the lowest salary, I want to have my qualifications recognized. The feedback I usually get until now is that my CV is impressive but I am not suitable for the position they are offering.
Please, advise, no irony or nasty comments. I am extremely confused. I want to know if my expectations are out of reach, or I should claim things with confidence.