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Transitioning from academia to industry requires transitioning your resume along with you. You will need to trade in your academic CV for a focused industry resume. What may have been relevant in an academic setting may make you invisible when it comes to competing for an industry job. Tailoring your resume with these five specific sections will transform it into an effective working document that will ensure that hiring managers and recruiters get the information they want.

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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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More and more graduate students are planning or considering alternative, non-academic careers because the forecast for academia is dismal and getting progressively worse. The resources available for PhDs to transition out of academia and into an industry position are scarce, if not entirely inaccurate or unhelpful. These top 10 online resources are listed here for you so that you don’t have to waste time on futile Internet searches any longer.

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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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When it comes to getting job referrals, it’s not what you know but who you know. This is especially true for PhDs looking to transition out of academia and into an industry job. An industry referral will separate you from thousands of other candidates and give you the biggest advantage for landing an interview and getting hired. If you want an industry job, stop blindly applying through online job sites and start making in-person connections. Build your network to increase your chances of landing a referral. Here’s how.

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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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PhDs have many core competencies that other job applicants lack. The key is identifying your core competencies and communicating them effectively on job applications, during networking events, and at in-person interviews. Once you’ve identified your core competencies, the next step is to determine their orientation. All core competencies are either people-oriented, systems-oriented, or self-oriented. By correctly categorizing your core competencies, you’ll know when and how to best communicate them. Here are 26 core competencies that science PhDs have over other industry job applicants.

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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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Due diligence simply means taking reasonable steps to prepare for something. It means getting informed. In industry, due diligence refers to gathering information in order to make an informed decision prior to a merger, acquisition, job hiring, or any other important event. As a PhD, you hold yourself to the same standard. In other words, you should do your own due diligence before choosing a career where you will spend the majority of your daily time and efforts. When it comes to a job search, the most effective way to do your due diligence is by setting up informational interviews with industry professionals. Here’s how to leverage informational interviews for your job search.

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