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Many PhDs make the mistake of ignoring LinkedIn, and their job search suffers as a result. LinkedIn is used by recruiters and other industry professionals, so it is essential that you have a top notch profile. To make your LinkedIn profile stand out from the 500 million other people on LinkedIn, you should strive to increase dwell time, include keywords and transferable skills throughout your profile, add value by posting regularly to pulse, and delete irrelevant skills and endorsements. The 7 hacks outlined here will increase the visibility of your LinkedIn profile and help you get industry interviews.

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Are you interested in identifying and developing new processes for product manufacturing? Do you know how to transition into this role straight from academia? In this episode of the Industry Careers for PhDs podcast, we interview Dr. Shanta Boddapati, who has transitioned into Process Development and will share her experiences with us. In this podcast,…

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When looking for positions abroad, it can seem daunting and impossible. You face the problems of distance, cultural clashes, and visas. However, living in a different country can be extremely rewarding. It will broaden your perspective in a way no other experience can. The key to obtaining an industry position abroad is to start networking with people from abroad. If you wisely utilize online tools, have an active online presence, join international groups, and connect with other expats, you can easily network from abroad and successfully transition into industry.

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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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No matter what stage of your career you are at, it is not too late to consider changing to a remote working position. The amount of people working remotely is increasing as people become more focused on having a good work-life balance. Working remotely allows you the freedom to choose when and where you work without sacrificing pay. By transitioning out of academia and into an industry position, not only will you finally be paid well, but there are many job options that offer the ability to work remotely, including medical writing, scientific editing, consulting, translating, and senior CRA positions. Thanks to the Internet, working from home has never been easier.

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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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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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While the work environment within academia is poor and often unsupportive, there are many industry companies who are dedicated to investing in their employees and who pride themselves on having a good culture. Not all companies will have the same type of culture, so it’s important that you take the time to research and find out if a company’s culture is suitable for you. To determine if a company is a good fit for you, speak with current and past employees, research the company’s online presence, and ask the right questions during your interview. This will help you to find your ideal job and company so you can successfully leave academia and transition into industry.

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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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Not all industry-academia collaborations are the same. The ways in which academic organizations form partnerships with industry can vary in scope, size, and structure. Each type of collaboration offers a unique opportunity for PhDs. These partnerships are certainly creating new roles for STEM PhDs and postdocs. If you are interested in both academic research and commercialization of innovation, or wish to be involved in collaborative projects, then you might be interested in positions involving industry-academia alliances. You will find out about 4 different types of industry-academia collaborations that benefit PhDs here.

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Do you have a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud? Do you fail to recognize your own accomplishments and feel stuck in your transition? In this episode of the Industry Careers for PhDs podcast, we interview Dr. Cathy Sorbara, who will help you debunk this imposter feeling and recognize your own value. Suffering…

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Do not be strung along by the academic system and work as an underpaid postdoc for upwards of 10 years, only to be denied the academic position you wanted. There are endless industry opportunities available to social science PhDs outside of academia. As a PhD, you can learn anything. You can learn to write an excellent resume and cover letter. But, if you don’t know what types of jobs are out there, you won’t be able to successfully transition into industry. No matter how much preparation you do, you need to know what areas to target. Here is a list of the top 10 industry positions for social science PhDs.

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