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Trying to find an industry job, satisfying your visa requirements, and completing your PhD as an international student is tough. Maintaining a positive attitude, getting the right information, and being patient will help you minimize the stress and anxiety of an uncertain and lengthy immigration process. Consulting specialized professionals while honing your industry skills and networking prowess will keep you focused and moving forward until you reach your goal of successfully transitioning into industry while juggling immigration challenges.

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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 are highly qualified and have the ability to land any industry job, but this can take time. Transitioning into industry takes much more than just having your diploma and sending out resumes. You need to learn and be able to deliver a targeted personal brand and marketing strategy to differentiate yourself from everyone else. Here are 5 ways to prove yourself as the top PhD candidate that industry companies want to hire.

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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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Negotiating an industry job offer with a professional recruiter requires skill and confidence. The stages of negotiation can seem daunting when you’re desperate to transition out of academia. But the biggest mistake you can make is simply settling and accepting the first, or any, offer you receive without negotiating. Negotiation is expected as part of the process. Failing to negotiate your industry job offer will have both short and long-term financial consequences. These 3 stages of negotiation with recruiters will help you ensure the best possible starting package to build from as you transition into your industry job.

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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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With thousands of other PhDs competing for the same industry job openings, the days of uploading a generic resume online for multiple positions are over. An industry resume needs to be tailored for each position you apply for and formatted to be approved by both electronic and human screening practices. Applicant Tracking Systems Software filters out the majority of resumes it finds for simple and correctable formatting and content errors. Adjusting your resume with these simple corrections will ensure your resume has the best chance of being seen directly by the hiring manager or recruiter.

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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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