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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, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen. 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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 Did you know that you can meld your scientific skills with business know how? Do you want to advance into a high-level management position in industry? In this episode of Cheeky Scientist Radio, we will walk you through the strategies you can use to leverage your PhD skills and advance into C-suite industry positions. …

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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, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen. 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, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen. 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 increases starting salary by an average of 13.3% (Glassdoor). That means if your initial offer was $80,000, simply engaging in a basic negotiation could raise your salary to above $90,000. All you have to say is, “Thank you so much for the offer. I am so excited to join the company. But, I was hoping for a high salary. What’s possible?” That simple sentence can earn you $10,000. But, the majority of people don’t negotiate. Only 46% of men and 34% of women negotiate their salary (Robert Half). The vast majority of people are completely missing out on the incredible salary bump that negotiation can bring.

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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, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen. 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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In this interview with Chris Drummond, Ph.D., he details how he made the transition from being an undervalued postdoc to an invaluable part of an industry team. He enjoys the pace, resources and real-world application of working in industry. As a PhD, he knows the struggle you face when trying to leave academia and shares great advice on how you can make the transition.

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If you fail to negotiate, you will lose out on thousands of dollars. On average, not negotiating will result in you missing out on $7,528, or a 13.3% increase in your stating salary (Glassdoor). Over time, missing out on this initial salary increase will cost you hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars. An economist from Carnegie Mellon University told NPR that when graduate students don’t negotiate their initial salary, they are missing out on $1 million to $1.5 million dollars over the course of their career. Asking a simple question could earn you more than a million dollars! So, why don’t people do it? Only 39% of people negotiate their salary. The majority of people do not negotiate — whether it’s because they are scared or don’t know how, these people are missing out big time (CNBC). Negotiating is just a skill you need to learn and then practice.

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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, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen. 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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