Adeptify's Services...

GRANTS CONSULTING

Adeptify, LLC works to assist small businesses seek early stage capital to fund research and development of their innovation or technology, particularly by applying for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants. MORE...

FREELANCE WRITING

Adeptify can provide an array of blogging, science, and technical writing services covering a variety of topics in addition to editing, copywriting, copyediting, and copy blogging services. Biological sciences are a special focus area. MORE...

CAREER COACHING

As a former scientific recruiter, I have unique insight into the job search and the transition from academia to industry for academic scientists. I specialize in resume styling, phone and in-person mock interviews, and professional branding via social media networks. MORE...

National Institutes of Health

Grant deadline: September 5th

UPDATE: ​latest omnibus solicitation released 1/16/18.

National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR/STTR

Next deadline: Phase II SBIR applications due August 31, 2018. The next Phase I deadline will be in early–mid December 2018 (solicitation not yet released).

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) SBIR/STTR

USDA—dates not yet posted for FY 2018 (funding announcements are usually released in June with deadlines in October).

The Hidden Job Market

Did you know that there is a hidden job market? If you're not out actively networking with people, you wouldn't! An excellent read: Cracking the Hidden Job Market by Donald Asher. Networking involves getting out of your comfort zone. To do it well, you need to have your elevator pitch polished and ready to go.

Resumes

Flashiness is often inversely correlated to substance. As with so many other things in life, K.I.S.S.! Make sure to include a brief summary statement—the "you in a nutshell"—along with a listing of your skills highlights.

Interviewing

While you should never arrive late for an interview, showing up early is almost as bad! It's disruptive: you could be interrupting someone's lunch or arriving during an earlier meeting. If you insist on being early, make it no more than five minutes.

ADEPTIFY: (ə-dĕp′tĭ-fī′)

VerbTo become adept or proficient.