Thank you for the the reply, labprincess
! Yes, it seems that sending the huge amount of applications is the only working strategy.
I do not really know how to combine lots of applications and make them "personal" at the time. I'm sending applications for all kinds of jobs: industry, teaching, now also for postdoc positions. And I'm getting not a single positive reply! Not a single.
I cannot send 400 application around the world and make all of them persona
l ! It seems that there is no other option than sending dozens or even hundreds of applications (not really reached that number).
I will not have time to write a thesis in such a case. Just do not want to discourage other people!
It is all so unbelievable horrible ! I remember I tried to get into this International PhD program to get a good training, skills, I hoped to be able to shift into the industry (in case science didn't work for me). And I suffered for 3 years with ignorant supervisor, working on the project with no impact. And now I have to finish with no meaningful results and no publications. My skills do not match 90% of the industrial requirements ! Because they want to have people in industry already with an industrial experience. I should quit this none-sense phd that ruined my life and wasted my time long-time ago.
P.S. I am really wondering what will come in the nearest future. I got to know that not only the permanent positions in academia are scarce. One receives a several hundreds
of applications for a single job announcement in the bio-industry. Hundreds ! And still the system keeps on producing more and more people with the degree, throwing more and more people to the job market every year. When does it stop? What will happen with a job market in a few years?
Edited by Goggi, 02 July 2013 - 02:11 AM.