During the last three years, I have been working in applied research laboratories in GIS, Remote Sensing and Epidemiology. I was acting as informal consultant fulfilling roles of research software engineer and data analyst with a focus on geospatial data. Currently, I am looking to move to the private sector because of covid this type of positions are scarce in the academia circles I know. I feel that it is hard to make companies value your experience when it do not come with this kind of position.
Does anyone have experience of moving from academia to private from this kind of position? How to value this experience in the private sector?