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Best Industry Transition Articles For PhDs (March 7th, 2020)

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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

Networking

Top Article: The network is an entrepreneur’s best asset – Waverly Deutsch

This is the mindset change you need to make when networking – Kaleigh Moore

Top Types Of Networking Bloopers To Avoid – Dana Manciagli

A ‘personal board of directors’ can help you navigate challenges in your career – Alaina G. Levine

CVs/Resumes

Top Article: Can You See This Mistake on Your Cover Letter? – Justin Zackal

How to Create an Effective Resume Focal Point – Katharine Hansen

100 resume action words for major success – Robin Louis

Must-Have Communication Skills for Your Resume – Robin Reshwan

Interviews

Top Article: Eight Questions Data Scientists Should Ask Recruiters During Job Interviews – Anu Thomas

How To Interview During Tough Times – Jack Kell

9 tips from sports to crack your job interview – Devashish Chakravarty

65 common interview questions and how to answer them – Ashley Jones

Transferable Skills

Top Article: Soft skills increasingly important in today’s world – Danielle Kane

New to the Life Sciences? Here’s How to Highlight Your Transferable Skills on Your Resume – Porschia Parker-Griffin

Don’t Let Perfection Be the Enemy of Productivity – Alice Boyes

The ‘Soft Skills’ Every Analyst Needs to Succeed – Pierre DeBois

Academic Blues

Top Article: Lab leaders must create open and safe spaces to improve research culture – Ricardo Henriques

Why Every Doctoral Student Should Volunteer Off Campus – Kimberly Probolus

The many signs of stress & overwork in academia today – Study International Staff

Moving for research – Marc D. Mallet and Nikita Williams

Industry Positions

Top Article: The attraction of pharma – Pavan Arora

Behind the scenes in the biosafety office – Kendall Powell

The Changing Role of Regulatory Professionals – Gloria Hall 

Open Your Doors to Working Moms Who’ve Taken a Career Break — It Will Give You a Competitive Edge – Rosanna Durruthy

Business Acumen

Top Article: What Coronavirus Could Mean for the Global Economy – Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak, Martin Reeves, and Paul Swartz

Network report: How the science cloud can go global – David Pringle

Pharmacists Can Play Key Role in Drug Repurposing – Marise Khalil and Katie Taylor

Why climate change is also a health care story — it’s the biggest health threat this century – Rachel Konin Beals

 

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Isaiah Hankel

Chief Executive Officer at Cheeky Scientist
Isaiah Hankel holds a PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology. An expert in the biotechnology industry, he specializes in helping other PhDs transition into cutting-edge industry career tracks.

Isaiah believes--from personal experience--that if you feel stuck somewhere in your life, it’s a clear sign that you need to make a change. Don’t sit still and wait for the world to tell you what to do. Start a new project. Build your own business. Take action. Experimentation is the best teacher.

Isaiah is an internationally recognized Fortune 500 consultant, CEO of Cheeky Scientist, and author of the straight-talk bestsellers Black Hole Focus and The Science of Intelligent Achievement.
Isaiah Hankel

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