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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (January 15th, 2017)

Every week we scour the internet to find the best industry transition articles for PhDs, so you don’t have to. We have two consultants independently search for the most informative articles on networking, CVs/resumes, transferable skills, interviews, academic blues, and industry positions. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and for a top overall article each week. This week’s best articles are here.

6 Perspectives Of Working In Industry (or, What It’s Like To Transition Into A Non-Academic Career)

Written by 6 successful Associates. Have you ever considered what it’s like to transition into an industry job after spending a lifetime in academia? Have you ever wondered if you could transition into a non-academic career? If so, who better to ask than other PhDs who have transitioned successfully… 1. What is your name, your full job title, the full name of the company you work for, and how many months or years have you been with this company now? – Aaron Kellogg, Ph.D., Medical Science Liaison, Shire, 8 months. 2. Your biggest or most satisfying career goal you’ve reached…

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (January 8th, 2017)

Every week we scour the internet to find the best industry transition articles for PhDs, so you don’t have to. We have two consultants independently search for the most informative articles on networking, CVs/resumes, transferable skills, interviews, academic blues, and industry positions. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and for a top overall article each week. This week’s best articles are here.

PhD Jobs For People Who Hate People

Transitioning into industry is not exclusive to PhDs who are extroverts. The number of career opportunities available that are suitable for the strengths that an introvert possesses are vast and growing. If you’re a PhD who hates people and thinks that means you have to stay hunched over in a lab, you’re wrong. By assessing your skills, both technical and transferable, you can find a job that aligns with your strengths and allows you to grow professionally. Here are the top 5 jobs for introverted PhDs in industry.

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (January 1st, 2017)

Every week we scour the internet to find the best industry transition articles for PhDs, so you don’t have to. We have two consultants independently search for the most informative articles on networking, CVs/resumes, transferable skills, interviews, academic blues, and industry positions. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and for a top overall article each week. This week’s best articles are here.

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Jonathan González-Flores, Ph.D.

CSA gave me such a strong platform to leverage to get a job. I’m a YouTube and blog junkie but everything else online is so poorly organized compared to the Association. The Association saved me – the success stories showed me that it’s possible to get a job. I learned so much from the private group – they inspired me and told me the strategic and tactical steps to get employed. The Association is for PhDs who are willing to share – it’s a community of like-minded people who want to be successful and want to help each other, there’s no nastiness, no criticism, just a complete can-do attitude.

I knew that I needed to do more than just upload resumes but I didn’t know what else there was to do or how to do it. Getting a job was harder than I thought before joining the association, but much easier than I thought after joining and getting the right information. My “ah-ha” moment was when I found out just how useful LinkedIn was. I learned how to not be shy and how to follow up without being annoying. I learned how to be seen. In the private group, I was able to get feedback BEFORE I needed it. Hearing other people’s transition stories kept me going and the group culture kept me in a good mood throughout my job search.

I joined the association a year before finishing my PhD. I saw what it means to be a postdoc and I was sure that it was not the kind of life I wanted. I knew there was something better out there but I didn’t know what.  The association taught me the variety of positions that are available to me. I enjoyed the workshops on reaching out to people on LinkedIn and how to network online, including pages of scripts for us to use! The private group was very helpful as well.

 

Like most PhDs, I knew I wanted to transition out of academia but I had no idea where to start. I came across the Cheeky Scientist Association and thought I had nothing to lose. I learned so much from the private group. The conversations helped me to feel at ease with my own worries and gave me confidence for upcoming interviews. The resume workshops were immensely helpful. I had no idea just how academic my resume was previously and what employers were actually looking for. I am grateful for all the advice and support of the Cheeky Scientist Association.

 

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Mathura Shanmugasundaram, Ph.D.

I didn’t think I would need help finding a job. I had a good resume (or so I thought) and I figured that was all there was to it. But my job search was coming up empty-handed and I wasn’t sure what I was doing wrong. The Cheeky Scientist Association helped me look outside of my comfort zone. They showed me how to network, create a targeted industry resume and realize all the potential I had. I was overwhelmed by the support of the Association’s private community. They showed me that anything is possible with the right attitude and strategy.