Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (August 21st, 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

*Informational Interviews: The Right Push For Your Career?* – Meenakshi Prabhune

Networking

TOP Informational Interviews: The Right Push For Your Career? – Meenakshi Prabhune

Maximizing Your Informational Interview Investment – David G. Jensen

Perception And The Art Of The Headshot – Scott Brow

17 No-Fail Conversation Starters – Geoffrey James

CVs/Resumes

TOP Resume Tips To Win The System’s Love – Diane Stafford

20 Basic Resume Writing Rules That’ll Put You Ahead Of The Competition – Jody Porowski

Five Signs You Are Applying For Your Dream (Or Nightmare) Job – Toby Southgate

A Resume Objective? Are You Kidding Me?! – Jack Mulcahy

Interviews

TOP How To Answer ‘What Would Your Last Manager Say About You?’ – Liz Ryan

What Should I Wear To The Job Interview? – Kristofer Pall Lentz

In A Job Interview, This Is How To Acknowledge Your Weaknesses – Adam Grant

5 Tips To Train Like An Olympian For Your Next Job Interview – Sharon Florentine

Transferable Skills

TOP 5 Ways To Avoid Burning Out When It Feels Like Your Job Hunt Will Never End– Jessica Possidoni

How To Crush Your Goals This Year – Travis Bradberry

8 Master Strategies For Public Speaking – Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield

7 Ways To Position Yourself As An Authority – Ondrej Karasek

Academic Blues

TOP The Unintended Consequences Of Seeking Tenure – Melanie Hingle

The 1-Hour Workday – Jeffrey J. McDonnell

Why Companies Should Collaborate With Academia – Shehwar Ali

What’s The Point Of The PhD Thesis? – Julie Gould

Industry Positions

TOP The MSL Competencies That Contribute Most To Success – Dr. Samuel Dyer

Why Remote Work Trumps Being In The Office – Alexander Maasik

3 Job Search Game Changers – Anish Majumdar

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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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