Looking to pivot from biotech to big tech in a less technical role (bizops, analytics, implementations) . I have a degree from Stanford in Biology (c/o 2021) and experience leading technical client implantations, but feel like recruiters just see my degree and throw out my application. Am I overthinking? And what certifications have you seen help boost a person’s resume?

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Look for a startup to gain more experience in a different field. You are probably right about recruiters throwing you applications but that might be because you don't have any experience in the field. Try a more aggressive approach.

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So, given, I'm not on the recruiter side of things. But I do feel like competition for jobs is getting tighter, at least in analytics. So, I imagine that recruiters, or even just HR systems, are pretty quickly weeding out people without a heavy tech background. And big tech is just competitive no matter what. I think your best bet is probably doing a ton of networking and trying to get a personal connection somewhere so you can at least get through to an interview stage.

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I've seen it happen loads - if you have relevant biotech experience, I'd recommend looking into health tech as a bit of a middle ground. They need your background but can put you in the bizops type roles and then you cna start jumping to other tech companies

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