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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (April 6th 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

*Are PhDs Just Cheap Labour For Universities?* – Rachel Hall

Networking

TOP How To Organize A Networking Dinner – Dorie Clark

5 Networking Tips For Your Next Tech Conference – Nathan Sykes

Calm Your Networking Anxiety With These 3 Tips – Mallory Stratton

5 Easy Ways To Be A Giver When Networking – Stephanie Hanna

CVs/Resumes

TOP Every Question You Have About Putting Skills On Your Resume, Answered – Lily Zhang

LinkedIn Tips ‘n Tricks – Cory Schaeffer

Three Easy Steps To Write Strong Resume Success Stories – Mike Manoske

6 Ways To Get Your Resume Past The Resume Filter – Guest Writer

Interviews

TOP 7 Pro Tips On How To Prep For Your Next Phone Interview – Paige Breaux

Interview 101: The Dos And Don’ts – Shelcy V. Joseph

5 Tips That Help Me Nail Every Interview – From Someone Who Always Failed In Interviews Before – Ana Erkic

Reasons For Leaving A Job That Won’t Scare Off Interviewers – Dawn Papandrea

Transferable Skills

TOP How To Improve These Three Essential Soft Skills – Eva Short

Leverage Your Soft Skills To Meet The Global Workplace Transformation – Priyanka Dutta

Why Inclusive Leaders Are Good For Organizations, And How To Become One – Juliet Bourke And Andrea Espedido

Soft Skills Are The Future Of Work – Meridith Powell

Academic Blues

TOP Are PhDs Just Cheap Labour For Universities? – Rachel Hall

Enhancing Career Development Of Postdoctoral Trainees: Act Locally And Beyond – M. Bishr Omary, Yatrik M. Shah, Santiago Schnell, Shoba Subramanian, Michele S. Swanson, And Mary X. O’riordan

How Mindfulness Can Help Ph.D. Students Deal With Mental Health Challenges – Katie Langin

Why Do We Talk Badly About Ourselves? – Joseph Barber

Industry Positions

TOP Machine Learning Engineer Is The Best Job In The U.S. According To Indeed – Louis Columbus

Cybersecurity Industry Will Have 3.5 Million Unfilled Jobs By 2021 – Kevin Smith

Science Writing: Postgraduate Hannah Behrens Shares Her Experiences And Advice – Hannah Behrens

How To Write A Great Data Science Resume – Sabrina Baez

Business Acumen

TOP How A Stint In Silicon Valley Unleashed One Researcher’s Business Skills – Tomasz Głowacki

American Employers Are Hung Up On Hiring Ph.D.s – Noah Smith

Building Your Own Business Acumen – Joe Wynne

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Dr. Isaiah Hankel is the Founder and CEO of Cheeky Scientist. His articles, podcasts and trainings are consumed annually by millions of PhDs and other professionals in hundreds of 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 3X bestselling books and his latest book, The Power of a PhD, debuted on the Barnes & Noble bestseller list. 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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