Best Industry Transition Articles For PhDs (February 8th, 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: The 10 most-anticipated drug launches of 2020 –  Kyle Blankenship, Angus Liu

Networking

Top: 7 LinkedIn Tactics To Attract RecruitersRobin Ryan

Finding a Mentor. What I learned from a guest lecturer who changed my life – Nicole Serena Silver

10 Ways Newer Entrepreneurs Can Expand Their Network – Expert Panel, Young Entrepreneur Council

3 ways to build a community that leads to business success – Ngan Nguyen

CVs/Resumes

Top: The Better Way to Word These 7 Common Cover Letter PhrasesAnnaMarie Houlis

Google’s director of talent explains how to write a killer résumé – Stephanie Vozza

Why I Just Rewrote My Resume – William Vanderbloemen

What should a resume look like in 2020 – Pamela Grossman

Interviews

Top: Never ask these 5 questions during job interviews — ask these 4 alternatives insteadDeborah Sweeney

The 5 Best Interview Questions Candidates Ask During Job InterviewsTerina Allen

7 common job interview questions that are actually illegalAli Parr

Transferable Skills

Top: Cultivate soft skills to climb up the professional ladder – Aravind Kumar Rajendran

Rethinking your learning and career development – Alex Badenoch

How Can You Assess Your Career Fitness? – Jelena Radonjic

Critical thinking: the art of asking questions – Emma Sue Prince

Academic Blues

Top: A person before a PhD: understanding and combatting an academic identity crisisRobert Seaborne

Three bad reasons to do a postdocKarin Bodewits

Out of office replies and what they can say about you – Stephana Cherak

Value people as well as papers to improve research culture – Christopher Jackson

Industry Positions

Top: Three Ways To Ensure Your Career Success At A StartUp – Eric Guidice

3 important ways entrepreneurs think differently than other business people – Jeff Cornwall

What Product Managers Do And How To Become One – Sophia Matveeva

Get Hired for a Remote Job by Doing These 3 Things – Luke Thomas

Business Acumen

Top: The 10 most-anticipated drug launches of 2020 –  Kyle Blankenship, Angus Liu

So long, and thanks for all the research: UK is out, but what does the future hold?Éanna Kelly, Richard L. Hudson, and Florin Zubașcu

GSK Sets Plan to Split the Company into Two Separate Entities – Alex Keown

EU to strengthen green energy R&D partnerships with Africa – Florin Zubașcu

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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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