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Best Industry Transition Articles For PhDs (March 21st, 2020)

Every week, we at Cheeky Scientist scour the Internet for the best industry transition articles for PhDs – so you don’t have to!

Our two consultants independently search for the most informative articles in the categories of networking, CVs/resumes, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen.

Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and a top overall article for the week.

This week’s best articles are…

Industry Transition Articles: Top Overall

Top Overall: A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers – Barbara Z. Larson, Erin E. Makarius, and Susan R. Vroman

Networking

Top Article: Top Types Of Networking Bloopers To Avoid (Part Two) – Dana Manciagli

IT careers: 9 networking etiquette do’s and dont’s – Stephanie Overby

How to grow professionally while in quarantine – Evgeniya Akulova

Virtual Happy Hour Anyone? Working From Home But Keeping Connected – Martha Ann Overland and Will Jarvis

CVs/Resumes

Top Article: 10 essential tips to improve your Big Data resume – Ben Taylor

The do’s and don’ts of writing a resume – Expert Writer

Will the coronavirus pandemic slow down hiring in 2020? – Lisa Rangel

Interviews

Top Article: Coronavirus is spurring remote hiring. Here’s how to nail your job interview from afar – Karen Gilchrist

10 Things You Should Never Do In A Job Interview – May Rostom

How To Prepare For A Remote Data Science Interview – Anu Thomas

How to Manage Your Job Interview Process During Coronavirus Outbreak 2020 – Bob Van Rossum

Transferable Skills

Top Article: 4 Soft Skills You Need to Improve Your Career – Syed Balkhi

3 Soft Skills to Work On While Job Hunting – Laura Brothers

Why Are We So Bad at Choosing the Right Job? – Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Academic Blues

Top Article: Working from home because of COVID-19? Here are 10 ways to spend your time – Karin Bodewits

The struggle to keep women in academia – Linda Wang and Andrea Widener

My lab group met to chart our response to COVID-19. Here’s what we learned – Jay J. Van Bavel

I’m a PhD student and I’m worried by my university’s coronavirus approach – Jafia Naftali Camara

Industry Positions

Top Article:

Women Are The Key To Scaling Up AI And Data Science – Mark Minevich

For those who love science and storytelling — consider medical writing – Kat Schleicher

COVID-19’s Impact on Life Sciences Researchers – Gail Dutton

Three Ways To Find Remote Work Opportunities On LinkedIn – Jordan Carroll

Business Acumen

Top Article: A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers – Barbara Z. Larson , Erin E. Makarius, and Susan R. Vroman

The top 10 drugs losing U.S. exclusivity in 2020 – Eric Sagonowsky

IQVIA Report: Spending on Drugs Globally to Exceed $1.1 Trillion by 2024 – Mark Terry

Biotech Partnering Terms & Agreements Report 2015-2020 – Access to Headline, Upfront, Milestone and Royalty Data – Research and Markets

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