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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (April 20th 2019)

Every week we scour the Internet to find the best industry transition articles for PhDs, so you don’t have to.

We have two consultants independently search for the most informative articles on networking, CVs/resumes, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen.

Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and for a top overall article each week. This week’s best articles are…

Top Overall


TOP How To Work A Room: No-Fail Networking Tips – Carla Rudder

The Introvert’s Guide To Networking – Erica Corbin

How To Start Networking — Differently – Damaris Price

Networking For Introverted Scientists – Ruth Gotian


TOP Want A Nonprofit Job? Change Your Resume In These 3 Ways – Joanne Fritz

Writing A Resume For An ATS In 3 Easy Steps – Career Contessa

How To Be A Boss On LinkedIn – Create & Cultivate

The Jobs Market Is Changing — And So Should Your Resume – Karen Gilchrist


TOP Tips For Making A Follow-Up Call After A Job Interview –  Alison Doyle

Top 10 Questions To Ask In An Interview To Get Hired – Sarah Hansen

Too Early Or Just On Time? This Is The Best Time To Turn Up To A Job Interview – Olivia Hayes

13 Questions Hiring Managers Love To Ask In Phone Interviews (And How To Answer Like A Pro) – Alyse Kalish

Transferable Skills

TOP STEM Workers Need Soft Skills, Too –  Rebecca Koenig

10 Essential Soft Skills That Will Help Advance Your Career – Molly Owens

The Answer To: Do You Really Have Transferable Skills Or Are You Just Unqualified? – Jessica Vann

Seeking Soft Skills – Simon Kent

Academic Blues

TOP The University Is A Ticking Time Bomb – Aaron Hanlon

Passion Vs Money: What To Choose In Your Career – Cleverism Community

What Is Your True Gift? – Team Tony

Miserable At Work? How To Make A Career Change – Robin Ryan

Industry Positions

TOP Can Science Writing Be Automated? – David L. Chandler

8 Soft Product Management Skills You Can’t Work Without – Dennis

What Is A Business Analyst? A Key Role For Business-it Efficiency –  Mary K. Pratt And Sarah K. White

Why Empathy, Connection, And Confidence Are Critical For Science Communication – Chris Mccullough

Business Acumen

TOP Walking The Walk: How Pharma Companies Can Deliver Patient-centric Experiences – Hensley Evans

3 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started A Business –  Quora

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting An Online Business – Pooja Lohana

Double Agent: Freelance Writing Tips From A Former Editor – Will Kitson

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Isaiah Hankel Ph.D.

Isaiah Hankel Ph.D.

Isaiah is a Ph.D. in Anatomy & Cell Biology and internationally recognized Fortune 500 consultant. He is an expert in the biotechnology industry and specializes in helping people transition into cutting-edge career tracks.

Isaiah believes that if you feel stuck somewhere in your life right now, you should 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 Hankel Ph.D.