On Tuesday afternoon at the ACS meeting, F. signed up to engage in a mock interview with me. F. is a director of computational chemistry at a pharma company. He seeks to have his career move in another direction we learned in a preliminary discussion. This is not an easy discussion to have and many times one finds it hard to figure out with whom it can safely and productively be done. What F. revealed in our discussion was that he desired a business development position and one in which he would negotiate and be the technology development liaison between partners. What can he do to successfully put his name in for such positions? What preliminary work should he do, what people should he meet to make progress in this direction? We agreed these were things to ask.