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

Best Industry Transition Articles For PhDs June 20 2015

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


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


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


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

A Common Job-Interview Question About Money Is A Trap, And You Should Never Answer It Directly – Richard Feloni

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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Cathy Sorbara, Ph.D. & Arunodoy Sur, Ph.D.

Cathy Sorbara, Ph.D. & Arunodoy Sur, Ph.D.

Cathy has a PhD in Medical Life Science and Technology and currently works as a publishing editor in Cambridge, England. Arunodoy is a PhD in Integrative Biology and has training in intellectual property, entrepreneurship, and venture capitalism.
Cathy Sorbara, Ph.D. & Arunodoy Sur, Ph.D.