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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (August 20th, 2017)

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

*From Benchtop To Boardroom In The Life Sciences Sector ‒ Honing Your Transferable Skills* – Paul Strouts


TOP The Premature Solicitor – Ivan Misner

Need A Network? Be Bold – Jeff Harbach

3 Tips For Better Networking (Without Looking Like A Stalker) – Timothy Mercer

4 Ways To Hold People’s Attention At Networking Events – Jane Burnett


TOP A Former LinkedIn Employee Says These 5 Resume Tips Can Help You Land A Better Job Early In Your Career – Ruth Umoh

How To Write A Cover Letter & Resume That’ll Guarantee A Job Offer – Peter Yang

The 13 Most Common Résumé Mistakes – Áine Cain

CV Writing Advice: 7 Sections That Every CV Must Have – Lilian Wamaitha


TOP How To Do A Practice Interview That’ll Actually Help You – Jaclyn Westlake

Don’t ‘Sell Yourself’ On The Job Interview — Do This Instead – Liz Ryan

Using The STAR Method For Job Interviews – Ashley Wallis

The Checklist You Need To Run Through Right After Your Interview – Richard Moy

Transferable Skills

TOP From Benchtop To Boardroom In The Life Sciences Sector ‒ Honing Your Transferable Skills – Paul Strouts

Why Scientists Should Have Leadership Skills – Rowan Brookes, Bob Wong and Susie Ho

The Power Of Transferable Skills – Kathleen Giarratano

Soft Skills To Help Your Career Hit The Big Time – Daniel Bortz

Academic Blues

TOP Fighting Through The Darkness – Charles G. Hoogstraten

The Three-Year PhD Program: Good For Students? Or Too Good To Be True? – Jack Leeming

Big Names In Statistics Want To Shake Up Much-Maligned P Value – Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Ten Years On, How Has The Financial Crisis Changed Universities? – David Matthews

Industry Positions

TOP Medical Science Liaison: A Career Option For PhDs – Sayantan Chakraborty

How To Negotiate Your Salary As A Newbie – Isabelle Perticone

Ten Red Flags That Scream ‘Don’t Take This Job Offer’ – Liz Ryan

5 Pieces Of Bad Career Advice New Grads Should Ditch Right Now – Lily Herman

Business Acumen

TOP Microeconomics Vs. Macroeconomics – Jodi Beggs

How New Managers Can Send The Right Leadership Signals – Amy Jen Su

This Founder And Investor Explain How They Learned To Trust Each Other – Sheryl O’Loughlin and Duane Primozich

Body Language Tips For Business Meetings – Mariel Norton

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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.