Surayya Taranum
Surayya Taranum

Surayya is a PhD in Biochemistry and is currently a cohort member at Entrepreneur First in Paris. She is also Director of Membership at the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Paris Chapter, and Communications Lead in its Entrepreneurship Group for Women. Surayya is passionate about biology, science communication, and inclusive leadership. She is also an avid reader and hiker.

Articles Written By Surayya Taranum

7 Top Job Skills That PhDs Can Leverage To Get Hired Fast

By: Surayya Taranum

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…

5 Exciting Career Paths In Industry For Humanities PhDs

By: Surayya Taranum

Humanities PhDs have no reason to believe that they lack exciting career opportunities in the future. A PhD is a doctorate in knowledge. As a PhD, you create new knowledge that did not exist before. While creating new knowledge, you gain critical transferable skills that you can leverage to build a career outside your own area of expertise. An excellent humanities education prepares an individual in creative and critical-thinking, and persuasion in areas outside of technology.

Get Hired Without Submitting a Resume - 5 Networking Strategies For PhDs

By: Surayya Taranum

Networking is the only foolproof method for PhDs wanting to transition into an industry career. Learn the 5 effective networking strategies that give you an edge in the job market.

Top 5 Reasons Your PhD LinkedIn Profile Is Not As Great As You Think It Is

By: Surayya Taranum

According to its parent company Microsoft, LinkedIn has 630 million professionals in over 200 countries registered as members.Over 30,000 companies in the US use LinkedIn for recruiting new hires, and over 3 million US jobs are posted on LinkedIn every month.Hiring trends in industry show that employers are increasingly factoring in the social media profiles of job candidates in their recruitment processes. That means, a professional LinkedIn profile and online engagement is a critical component of job search strategy for PhDs.What does your LinkedIn profile look like?

Top 5 Hiring Trends Savvy PhDs Leverage To Get Hired In Industry

By: Surayya Taranum

PhDs who cultivate an awareness of industry hiring trends will find it easier to create an effective job search strategy. An effective job search strategy is one that includes the right kind and the right amount of preparations. Learn the top 5 hiring trends savvy PhDs leverage to get hired in industry.

My 5-Point Plan For PhDs To Overcome Anxiety and Negotiate A Higher Salary

By: Surayya Taranum

When you don’t ask for a higher salary and employer will know that you are inexperienced and they will know that you don’t really know your value. A report by CareerBuilder shows that 52% of employers stated that the first salary offer they give candidates is lower than what they are willing to pay. They are trying to get you to work for them for the least price possible, but remember you are valuable. Don’t accept the first offer.Negotiation is brand new for most PhDs. But, remember, there was a time that research was brand new to you, and now…