Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (August 14th, 2016)

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

*How to Finish Your Dissertation* – Kerry Ann Rockquemore

Networking

TOP 6 Personal Branding Tips for Introverts – Dan Schawbel

4 Reasons Why Social Media Matters For Your Personal Brand – Annika Rautakoura

Connection Requests: Stop Spamming Your Brand! – Craig McAlpine

A Quick And Easy Way To Burn A Bridge When You Have An “In” At A Company – Richard May

CVs/Resumes

TOP How To Show You’re Truly Excited For A Job In A Cover Letter – Sara McCord

The Best And Worst Fonts To Use On Your Résumé  – Natalie Kitroeff

CV Writing: Use Clear Facts To Highlight Your Value To Employers – Andrew Fennell

12 Hobbies That Look Great On Your CV – And One That Doesn’t – Rachel Gillet

Interviews

TOP Here’s What Hiring Managers Really Want To Know When They Ask, ‘Why Are You Leaving Your Current Job?’ – Jacquelyn Smith

Do Not Accept A Counter Offer!!! Here Is Why – Lushia Van Buuren

The 20 Most Common Things That Come Up During Reference Checks – Cynthia A. Hedricks

Transferable Skills

TOP Want To Succeed? First, Become Self-Aware – Daniel Goleman

Transferable Skills That Can Help You Make a Successful Career Change – Mariliza Karrera

The Goldilocks Rule: How To Stay Motivated In Life And Business – James Clear

9 Things That Will Prevent You From Reaching Your Goals (And How To Avoid Those Common Traps) – Amy Morin

Academic Blues

TOP How to Finish Your Dissertation – Kerry Ann Rockquemore

Working My Way Out – Jason Cantley

How Hard Is It to Get Tenure? – Karen Kelsky

10 Habits For A Successful Postdoc – Jack Grove

Industry Positions

TOP Career Paths: What Do You Need To Think About Before Taking Your Next Step?– Mary Gearing

Medical Science Liaison – How To Become A Medical Science Liaison – Andrea Clement Santiago

The Incalculable Value Of Finding A Job You Love – Robert H. Frank

Top 10 Tips For Starting Your First Academic JobRobert MacIntosh and Kevin O’Gorman

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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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