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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (August 31st 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


TOP Reach Out, Stay In Touch And Deepen Your Connections With This Essential Networking Advice – First Round Review

This Is Why Networking Doesn’t Always Work For Women – Raina Brands

4 Tips For Top-Notch Networking – Molly Cruitt

How To Network When You Don’t Have Time To Network – Unlisted (International Association of Women Blog)


TOP 10 Resume Tips You Haven’t Heard Of Before – Julia Malacoff

5 Mistakes You Are Making In Your Resume – Pallavi Pande

Five Common Resume Lies And How To Avoid Them – Nicole Morano

You Can Now Spend Up To 5 Years In Jail For Lying On Your CV – Business Tech


TOP How To Close An Interview To Land The Job – Robin Ryan

I Was Late For My Job Interview – Is That Such A Big Deal? – Greg Giangrande

9 Phone Interview Tips That’ll Help You Stand Out And Get Hired — With Nothing But Your Voice – Maggie Seaver

How To Nail Your First Biopharma Interview After College – Don Potochny

Transferable Skills

TOP How Measuring Soft Skills Leads To Brilliant Conversations Between Employers And Job Seekers – Jason Finkelstein

10 Intangible Skills That Set You Apart In Your Job Search – Jennifer Paris

Top 10 Skills To Get You Ahead In L&D Lisa Spinelli

Storytelling Humanizes Your Life Science Experiences To Help You Stand Out In The Workplace – Katharine Hansen

Academic Blues

TOP The Sourdough Loaves That Led Two Scientists To Fame On The Great British Bake Off – Rahul Mandal and Chuen-Yan Tsou

Ten Things I Learnt From Conducting Research In Three Different Countries – Elisabeth Kugler

Why We Need To Talk More About Mental Health In Graduate School – Kathryn R. Wedemeyer-Strombel

Tufts Ph.D. ‘Punished’ For Reporting Adviser’s Fabricated Research, Lawsuit Claims Olivia Messer

Industry Positions

TOP How To Develop Leadership Skills And Become A Great Manager – Indeed Career Guide

7 Core Skills That Can Fast Pace Your Path To The C-Suite – Gaurav Chattur

The Power Of Job Crafting For Sustainability Jobs — And Beyond – Charles Orbon

Are You Looking To Make A Career Switch? – Michelle Van Slyke

Business Acumen

TOP Playing The Pharma-To-Biotech Executive Shuffle: The Lure Of Raw Science – Ben Adams

The Next Time You Apply For A Job, Expect A Text From The Hiring Manager – Andy Backstrom 

Settling Into A New Job Can Be Hard. Here’s How To Channel Nerves Into Success – Shireen Jaffer

Why It’s So Difficult To Reduce Drug Prices – Mark Terry

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

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Isaiah Hankel Ph.D.

Isaiah Hankel Ph.D.

Isaiah is a Ph.D. in Anatomy & Cell Biology and internationally recognized Fortune 500 consultant. He is an expert in the biotechnology industry and specializes in helping people transition into cutting-edge career tracks.

Isaiah believes that if you feel stuck somewhere in your life right now, you should make a change. Don’t sit still and wait for the world to tell you what to do. Start a new project. Build your own business. Take action. Experimentation is the best teacher.
Isaiah Hankel Ph.D.