Best Industry Transition Articles For PhDs (February 28th, 2020)

Every week, we 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: Start Career Advising for Ph.D. Students in Year 1 – Leonard Cassuto

Networking

Top: How Long Should You Know Someone Before Asking For Job Search Help – Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Time to Brush Up on Your Networking – Federal Careers

Build a Network — Even When You Don’t Think You Need One – Dorie Clark

How To Let Recruiters Know You’re Open To A New Job Using LinkedIn – Robin Ryan

CVs/Resumes

Top: 4 ways to improve your LinkedIn profile if you’re trying to start your own business or break into a new industry – Amy George

The only 3 things you should include in a cover letter (Hint: It’s not your qualifications) – Jennifer Liu

How to explain a ‘caregiver gap’ on your résumé – Kevyn Burger

I’ve Read 1000+ Cover Letters, and This Is What Will Get You the Interview – Madeline Mann

Interviews

Top: The Best Way to Answer Salary Interview Questions – BioSpace

How To Answer ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ In A Job Interview – Ashira Prossack

How to answer the single most challenging interview question with confidence – Amanda Augustine

How to prepare for a job interview? Make sure you do these 23 things – Ashley Jones

Transferable Skills

Top: Do You Have What It Takes? Five Soft Skills That You Need In 2020 – May Rostom

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Business Negotiations – Frank Williamson

A Viacom CBS executive explains exactly how to advocate for yourself and your team, with an email to the boss – Jennifer Ortakales and Shana Lebowitz

The 3 Most Common Reasons Generations Clash at Work – Samantha McLaren

Academic Blues

Top: Start Career Advising for Ph.D. Students in Year 1 – Leonard Cassuto

We Are Far From Where We Want To Be” — An Exploration Into Mental Health in Academia – Molly Campbell

How a risky move put my career back on course – Gursel Alici

From Advising to Coaching – Tamara Yakaboski

Industry Positions

Top: Top 10 Life Sciences Jobs Most in Demand over the Next Decade – Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

What’s Really Holding Women Back? – Robin J. ElyIrene and Irene Padavic

Are Your Company’s Leaders and Data Scientists on the Same Page? – Joel Shapiro

Freelance Management Consulting Is Large And Growing: Details Inside – Jon Younger

Business Acumen

Top: CDC Outlines Pandemic Plans As Coronavirus Concerns Rise – Aislinn Antrim

Brexit latest: UK companies lose access to EIC equity – Florin Zubașcu

How the IMPACT Framework Can Help You Solve Your Company’s Toughest Business Problems – Samantha McLaren

Bicycle and Genentech Forge Immuno-Oncology Collaboration Worth up to $1.7 Billion – Alex Keown

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