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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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Undercover Recruiter found that 33% of interviewers take only 90 seconds to determine whether they’ll hire you. As an employer myself these days, I can confirm that sometimes, 90 seconds–or less–really is all it takes This does NOT mean you can drop your guard after the first 5% of the interview! While some interviewers may privately decide to hire you almost right away, it’s still possible that you’ll struggle with a key question and change their mind for the worse. Especially when the questions catch you off guard and you end up looking confused or unprepared. Employers want R&D specialists who can manage their time effectively and work independently. They want problem solvers, and they want to know what kind of scientist you are when crunch time arrives. Any scientist can work under smooth conditions. Industry employers want a researcher who knows how to manage inevitable failures and turn dead ends into doorways. Bloomberg research indicates that among industry employers, the most desired traits in job candidates include strategic thinking, leadership skills, communication skills, analytical thinking, and creative problem solving. So what does this mean for PhDs? Specifically, what does it mean for R&D hopefuls heading into their on-site interviews?

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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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We are joined by Donald Asher, PhD, internationally recognized author and speaker on careers and higher education. Donald is known as “America’s Job Search Guru,” and he has authored 12 books published in multiple languages around the world. Donald will share his formula for successful salary negotiation strategies for your industry job.

Then we have special guest Michael Watkins, PhD, founder of Genesis Advisers and author of The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter. Michael will share his best onboarding tips for PhD industry jobs which he has gleaned from over 15 years of coaching CEOs to master career transitions at the highest levels.

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The key to making a successful transition to industry is through developing and highlighting your transferable skills. And yes, as a PhD you already have the transferable skills you need for your future career. Now you must learn to leverage these skills to build a career in industry. Your potential employer knows that you have deep technical skills in your field, what they need to see is that you have the ‘soft-skills’ they are looking for in their next hire. You need to show to potential employers that you are a well-rounded individual with the transferable skills needed to be successful in their company.

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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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This week on the Cheeky Scientist Radio Show, author and digital expert Donna Serdula will talk about how her organization works to help professionals stand out on LinkedIn and ultimately land their dream job.

We are also joined by Kristeena Wright, PhD, who will talk about her career transition as an application scientist for Advanced Instruments and what she’s doing in her current role.

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Academic abuse is no joke. The University of California’s Mental Health Committee reviewed a variety of examined trends in mental health, and some of what it uncovered is disturbing. For example, a UC Berkeley study of 3,100 graduate students indicated that nearly half of respondents had suffered an “emotional or stress-related problem that significantly affected their well-being and/or academic performance.” Worse yet, almost 10% reported that they had considered suicide sometime within the last year. Are these reports deeply saddening? Of course. But they are not surprising. Too many graduate and professional students are at risk of isolation from campus support, and there are too few systems in place to protect them. At a minimum, you’ve probably seen this in action – or worse, you’ve been targeted by it. The Workplace Bullying Institute documents a series of common abuse tactics that will likely sound familiar: False accusations of errors; disregarding satisfactory or even exemplary work; stealing credit for someone else’s work; abusing the evaluation process by lying about someone’s performance; and ensuring the failure of someone’s project by deliberately avoiding collaboration – not signing off on work, not taking calls, etc. PhDs have heard this story before. Due to their commonplace nature, terms like “gaslighting,” systemic abuse, and PTSD have become dark, well-trodden lanes along the highway of academic parlance.

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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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If you’ve been selected for an interview, the employer knows you have the skills to do the job. But the interview is the last step – the point where they weed out candidates they don’t want. It’s your final opportunity to shine, so look at your interview strategy. Is it time to change things up?

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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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