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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (August 13th, 2017)

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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, transferable skills, interviews, academic blues, and industry positions.

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

*In 10 Years Of M&A, Which Were Stars—And Which Were Duds? We Want You To Decide* – Tracy Staton


TOP How Do I Network If I Am An Introvert? – Shen Lu

How To Network Like A Pro — Even If You’re Shy, Introverted, Or Really Just Hate Doing it – Andy Molinsky

The Space Violator – Ivan Misner

Five Tips For More Effective Online Networking – Aikyna Finch


TOP What Is The Difference Between A Resume And A Cover Letter? – Alison Doyle

7 Items To Cut From Your Resume In 2017 – Jessica H. Hernandez

Examples Of The Best Skills To Include On Resumes – Alison Doyle

25 Resume Tips To Dramatically Increase Interview Requests – Jessica Holbrook Hernandez


TOP 3 Biggest Job Interview Mistakes (You’ll Want To Avoid These At All Costs) – J.T. O’Donnell

How To Answer “Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years?” In An Interview – Mark Smith

5 Things You Should Never Do Before A Job Interview – Sheiresa Ngo

Not Getting Job Interviews? 10 Reasons Why Employers Are Ignoring You – Megan Elliott

Transferable Skills

TOP Skills To Check If You’re Searching For A Job – Alexander Alison

9 Skills You Need To Master Before You Become A Manager – Emily Moore

Soft Skills Are The Key To Finding The Most Valuable Employees – Vik Patel

How Great Communication Skills Alleviate These 4 Stressful Workplace Situations – Conor Hockett

Academic Blues

TOP Do Critical Thinking Skills Give Graduates The Edge? – David Matthews

Who Is To Blame For Postdoctoral Collapse? – Sabrina Zeddies

Green Cards For Scientists: What The USCIS Wants To See – Mark Harrington

Secrecy And Isolation: The Formula For Innovative Science? – Matthew Reisz

Industry Positions

TOP From Doctorate To Data Science: A Very Short Guide – Jack Leeming

The 4 Types Of Project Manager – Carsten Lund Pedersen and Thomas Ritter

Here’s How To Apply For A Job The Same Day You Hear About It – Sara McCord

4 Things You Should Say When You Get A “No” During A Salary Negotiation – Áine Cain

Business Acumen

TOP In 10 Years Of M&A, Which Were Stars—And Which Were Duds? We Want You To Decide – Tracy Staton

Why Innovative Products Aren’t Enough For A Successful Pharma Launch – Jan Ascher and Pablo Salazar

What’s Missing In Leadership Development? – Claudio Feser, Nicolai Nielsen, and Michael Rennie

How To Decide Which Tasks To Delegate – Jenny Blake

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Luis A. Gomez-Sarosi, Ph.D. & Patrícia Silva, M.Sc.

Luis A. Gomez-Sarosi, Ph.D. & Patrícia Silva, M.Sc.

Luis, a Biochemistry PhD and cancer biology research scientist, is currently a StarShip Innovation Fellow at EIT - European Institute of Innovation and Technology. Patrícia is a cell and molecular biologist with business training, currently in the final year of her PhD at the University of Nice.
Luis A. Gomez-Sarosi, Ph.D. & Patrícia Silva, M.Sc.