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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (August 24th 2019)

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, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen.

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 Dual-Career Couples Make It Work* Jennifer Petriglieri

Networking

TOP The Benefits Of Working With Your Alumni Association – Jimmy Wallin and Sydnee Logan

Networking For Introverted Entrepreneurs – Tassia Agatowski

Informational Interviewing For Life Science Professionals – Katharine Hansen

How To Master Non-Awkward, Effective In-Person Networking – Hannah Fleishman

CVs/Resumes

TOP How To Email A Resume – Alison Doyle

The Functional Resume: Writing Guide + Templates & Examples – Geoffrey Scott

How To Demonstrate Leadership On Your Resume (With And Without Experience) – Christine Bernier Lienke

The CEO Of A Major Headhunting Firm Says the Best Resume He’s Ever Seen Had These 6 Things – Scott Mautz

Interviews

TOP How To Answer “Tell Me About Yourself,” According To Recruiters – Dani Walpole

7 Things To Do After Your Job Interview To Get Hired Faster – Biron Clark

12 Things You Say That Can Immediately Disqualify You In A Job Interview – Jacqelyn Smith and Erin McDowell

Why You Should Be Interviewing Even If You Aren’t Looking For A Job – Kathryn Vasel

Transferable Skills

TOP Career Change Resume Tips: Effectively Translating Your Skills (With Examples) – Michelle Aikman

Competency-Based Learning VS. Traditional Models – Jo Ruddock

Do You Have This Year’s Most Sought-After Transferable Skills? – Lisa Ardill

Goodbye Soft Skills, Hello Core Skills: Why IT Must Rebrand This Critical Competency – Dan Roberts

Academic Blues

TOP Why Some Professors Welcome New Lab Members With Clear Expectations — In Writing – Katie Langin

The Myth Of A Work-Life Balance – Angela Aguilar

Changing The Culture Around Mental Health For Ph.D. Students – Greg Watry

‘Paralysed By Anxiety’: Researchers Speak About Life In Troubled Ancient-DNA Lab – Dyani Lewis

Industry Positions

TOP How Dual-Career Couples Make It Work – Jennifer Petriglieri

C-Suite Career Advice – Patrick Smith

A Playbook For The Impatient SDR: 4 Key Tips To Grow Your Sales Career – Pete Prowitt

Bright Futures Ahead: These Are The Jobs With The Best Career Opportunities In The US – Amanda Stansell

Business Acumen

TOP Consulting Is Dead. Long Live Consulting – Phil Lewis 

How Did This Phoenix Tech Company Achieve A Staggering 36,000 Percent Growth? A Mistake Had A Lot To Do With It – Tom Foster

8 Top Tips For Millennials Who Want To Start A Business – Jessica Thiefels 

Does Novartis’ Delay In Probing Data Manipulation Claims Spell Trouble? – Angus Liu

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