Advice for career change
(Sorry for the duplicate I have some connection problems...)
Thanks for accepting me in this forum.
I recently get my PhD in Chemistry, with a background in inorganic materials and nanotechnology. While seeking for a postdoctoral or similar position in the industry I realise that what I actually would love is to work in the cosmetic industry.
I took my studies in Spain, and while we receive here a wide education in many field within chemistry, there are no cosmetic chemistry specialization.
Some years ago I became interested in the chemistry of cosmetics, and started to study by myself, with time I acquire great knowledge (and Perry, thanks to your webpage) but without any possibility to demonstrate it. I also make my own cosmetics (only for me...spanish regulations are terrifying for handmade products).
I considered different Diplomas in cosmetic chemistry, but in the end I already have the knowledge.
Now that I am seeking job as cosmetic formulator, I am afraid that my PhD is not going to be helpful, and that I would be skipped in a job consideration.
I was wondering how can I demostrate to HR managers how passionate I am to work in this industry or how to fulfill the requirements.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Oh, I am also want to move abroad, preferably Australia, where I read there is a great cosmetic industry, mainly focused in natural products.