Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (August 30, 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 Postdocs Can Maximize Their Career Chances In A Competitive World* – Belinda Lee Huang, PhD

Networking

*TOP* 25 Tips to Be A LinkedIn Speed User – Donna Svei

What Your Job Search Need Is An Elevator Pitch – Amanda Clark

The 15-Minute Method To Writing An Unforgettable Elevator Speech – Kathryn Minshew

Networking: Talking The Talk – Julie Gould

Any Introvert Who Can Nail These Five Lessons Will Be Unstoppable – John Rampton

CVs/Resumes

*TOP* How To Create The Perfect One Page Resume – Danny Rubin

Make Your Cover Letter Shine – Margaret Buj

Top Resume Skills For 2015 – Trista Winnie

The Cover Letter You Should Be Writing – Wendy Zitzman

Interviews

*TOP* Seven Ways To Boost Confidence At A Job Interview – Charlotte Seager

How To Answer the Question – Why Are You Job Hunting – Liz Ryan

7 Ways To Combat Pre-interview Stress – Maisie Devine

‘Kick Off Your Shoes For Job Interview Success – Hayley

Transferable Skills

*TOP* Six Ways Scientists Can Become Storytellers And Why They ShouldKarina Pombo-Garcia

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter – Christina Baldassarre

Gaining Leadership Skills- Volunteering At A Professional Organization Juliet Moncaste

Academic Blues

*TOP* How Postdocs Can Maximize Their Career Chances In A Competitive World – Belinda Lee Huang, PhD

The Completion Agenda-Finishing Dissertation & Job Hunt – David D Pelmutter

Lift Your Thinking: How to Achieve What You Want Out of LifeShona Keachie

How To Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets of Navy SEALS And Olympians – Eric Barker

Industry Positions

*TOP* How To Avoid Shifting Into Another Career That You Hate – Natasha Stanley

Biomedical Research: Drug Hunters Wanted – Jeffrey M Perkel

5 Work Experience Options If You Have None – David Shindler

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