Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (August 2, 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

*15+ Coffee Chats Later At Apple: Building Relationships Matters* – Tai Tran

Networking

*TOP* 15+ Coffee Chats Later At Apple: Building Relationships Matters – Tai Tran

How To Write The Perfect Networking Follow-Up Email – John Muscarello

The #1 Networking Mistake That Most Smart People Make – Christie Mims

7 Tips To Boost Your Listening Skills – Jim Fitt

CVs/Resumes

*TOP* 5 Steps To Help You Survive The Resume Screening Process – Susan B Joyce

How To Decide On Resume Length – Kim Isaacs

7 Ways To Pump Up Your Resume – Kristin Johnson

How To Impress Recruiters: Resume Dos And Don’ts – Casey Fleischmann

Interviews

*TOP* 7 Interview Questions That Determine Emotional Intelligence – Carolyn Sun

How To Answer The Top 10 Interview Questions – Sophie Deering

Transferable Skills

*TOP* Beyond the Lab—Make The Most Of Your Transferable Skills – Angela Messmer-Blust

7 Habits You Should Pick Up If You Want To Be Seen As A Leader – Jayson Demers

Academic Blues

*TOP* “You Have Today To Do What Matters Most”: An Interview With Tom Rath – Susan Cain

If You’re Not Happy, Stop Complaining And Make A Change – Jonathon Long

Thriving, Not Just Surviving, Your PhD Life – Natalie S and Erin Morris

Challenges Faced By Postdoctoral Researchers In The US And The UK – Sneha Kulkarni

Industry Positions

*TOP* How To Work With A Headhunter – Susie Marks

The Best Cities For STEM Jobs – Nick Wallace

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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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