Best Industry Transition Articles For PhDs (February 15th, 2020)

In industry, it’s important for professionals and job candidates to maintain a strong knowledge of the business arena. 

That’s why every week, Cheeky Scientist scours the Internet acquiring the best industry transition articles for PhDs – that way, 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.

Then they vote on a top article for each category and a top overall article for the week.

And here are the results! This week’s best articles are…

Industry Transition Articles: Top Overall

Top Overall: 5 leadership skills that will help you with a promotion in 2020 – Shubika Bilkha

Networking

Top: Networking Made Easy: 5 Tricks for Making a Great First Impression –  Atlanta Small Business Network

Lean Out (or A Simple Guide To Networking With Ease) – Helen Krug von Nidda

Using Networking Cards to Give Your Contacts a Tangible Way to Remember You – Katharine Hansen

Incorporating a Networking Mindset Into Your Sales Strategy – Adam Connors

CVs/Resumes

Top: 4 Ways To Craft A Cover Letter That Will Get You The Job – Ashley Stahl

Lies, odd email addresses and other things that should never go on a resumé – Olivia Bodwen

Cost Cutting Algorithms Are Making Your Job Search a Living Hell – Nick Keppler

Interviews

Top: 5 Interview Prep Tips to Help Ensure Your Good Candidates Aren’t Being Excluded for Bad Reasons – Lou Adler

The 4 Trick Questions In Every Job Interview And How To Answer Them – Chris Westfall

How to respond to ‘Do you have any questions for me?’ during the interview – Rachel Weingarten

Bad habits can ruin a great job interview – Mary Fox Luquette

Transferable Skills

Top: 5 leadership skills that will help you with a promotion in 2020 – Shubika Bilkha

Want To Get Hired? 4 Skills To Emphasize In Your Next Interview – Stephen Mugo Weru

How to Work with a Leader Who Doesn’t Care About Details – Liz Kislik

How Soft Skills Will Help You Land Your Dream Job – Charlie Fletcher

Academic Blues

Top: The Unmet Mental-Health Needs of Foreign Doctoral Students – Bhargavi Bharadwaj

Lessons for Aspiring STEM Grad Students – Pedro Márquez-Zacarías

People will not trust unkind science – Gail Cardew

Is becoming a physician-scientist worth sacrificing work-life balance? – Tim Keyes

Industry Positions

Top: Gender Parity in the Boardroom Won’t Happen on Its Own – Sharon Thorne, Dan Konigsburg

Interested In A Career In Project Management? Three Ways To Test Your Readiness – Veronica Thraen

Working in a large scientific organisation gave me transferable skills for business – Matthew Beckingham

94 Percent of Businesses Invest in Competitive Intelligence. Does Yours? – Jeff Goldman

Business Acumen

Top: 10 Steps to Creating a Data-Driven Culture – David Waller

Despite Calls to Lower Drug Prices, More than 600 Medications Saw Increases in January – Alex Keown

From Novartis, Bristol MS meds to new ADCs, here are 2020’s blockbuster drug launches – Angus Liu

Can smart city tech go global? – David Pringle

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Dr. Isaiah Hankel is the Founder and CEO of the largest career training platform for PhDs in the world - Cheeky Scientist. His articles, podcasts and trainings are consumed annually by 3 million PhDs in 152 different countries. He has helped PhDs transition into top companies like Amazon, Google, Apple, Intel, Dow Chemical, BASF, Merck, Genentech, Home Depot, Nestle, Hilton, SpaceX, Tesla, Syngenta, the CDC, UN and Ford Foundation.

Dr. Hankel has published two bestselling books with Wiley and his methods for getting PhDs hired have been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Nature, Forbes, The Guardian, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine and Success Magazine.

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