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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (August 3rd, 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 How To Use LinkedIn And LinkedIn Video To Expand Your Reach, Build Your Network, And Find The Right Customers For Your Business – Justin Bariso

The Networks Women Need – And How To Cultivate Them – Kelly Hoey

The Most Common Professional Networking Mistake – Alison Doyle

Create A Network Map To Build Your Personal Brand – Nancy Marshall


TOP I’ve Read More Than 500 Cover Letters and Here’s What I’ve Spotted – Brian Lee

A Google Executive Reviewed More Than 20,000 Resumes – He Found These 5 Stunning Mistakes Over and Over – Peter Economy

Changing Careers? 4 Ways To Make Your Resume Stand Out – Kiely Kuligowski

How Executives Can Write A Great Cover Letter – Jessica H. Hernandez


TOP A Complete Guide To Answering “Tell Me About Yourself” In An Interview (Plus Examples!) – Stav Ziv

Your Job Interview: How To Get The Offer – Koushik Shaw, MD

When Personality Tests Are Useless For Hiring And When They’re Mandatory – Lou Adler

How To Conduct An Exit Interview That Isn’t Terrible – Stephanie Vozza

Transferable Skills

TOP The Best Methods For Teaching Excellent Communication Skills –

How To Use Transferable Skills To Land Your Dream Job – Emily Coates

Research: Board Experience Is Helping More Women Get CEO Jobs – Catherine H. Tinsley & Kate Purmal

What CEOs Must Do To Avoid The 83% Of Mergers And Acquisitions That Fail – George Bradt

Academic Blues

TOP Positive Uncertainty And The Strange Attractor – Andrew Crain

Many Grads Have Regrets About College – Dana Wilkie

The Fight For Free College Is Your Fight Too. Professors: Whose Side Are You On? Ann Larson

Meeting The Challenges Of Research Across Africa Chris Woolston

Industry Positions

TOP How To Handle The New Job Jitters – Alison Doyle

How To Become A Management Consultant – Alexandra LeBlanc

Car Mechanic Shifts Gears, Becomes A Doctor At Age 47 And Helps Address Shortage Of Black Doctors – Michael McIntyre

Vertex Appoints First Female CEO – Alex Keown

Business Acumen

TOP Pfizer’s Big Split Is Finally Here, Thanks To A Giant Generics Merger With Mylan – Angus Liu

AMWA–EMWA–ISMPP Joint Position Statement On Predatory PublishingAMWA, EMWA & ISMPP

How And When To Raise Venture Capital From Silicon Valley — For European And Asian startups – Joe White

Merck Smashes Wall Street Earnings And Revenue Estimates – Berkeley Lovelace Jr.

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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.