Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (August 5th, 2018)

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

*Why You’re Probably Networking All Wrong (And What To Do Instead)* – Dakota Shane

Networking

TOP Why You’re Probably Networking All Wrong (And What To Do Instead) – Dakota Shane

5 Conversation Starters To Make You Sound Less Awkward On The Phone – Elizabeth Wellington

6 Niche Social Media Networks Changing The Ways We Connect, Collaborate And Discover New Opportunities – Rose Leadem

Networking Is A Waste Of Time- Or Is It? – Hannah Morgan

CVs/Resumes

TOP Include These Things In Your Resume To Get The Recruiter’s Attention – Jillian Kramer

Resume & Cover Letter Tips For Getting Promoted – Kimberly Sarmiento

Word Vs PDF Resume: What Is The Best Resume Format? – Natalie Severt

Resume Rules: Why There Is No Such Thing – Adrienne Tom

Interviews

TOP Company Culture: What Are You Looking For And How Do You Learn About A Company’s Culture? – Miki (Michal) Feldman-Simon

The Ins And Outs Of Negotiating With Someone Who Is Clearly A Better Negotiator – Praveen Tipirneni

10 Phrases For Instant Credibility In A Job Interview – Natalie Fisher

How To Turn Your Job Interview Into A Job Offer – Ashira Prossack

Transferable Skills

TOP Top Skills And Certifications For The Knowledge Economy – Alison Doyle

Communicating Your Science With Help From ComSciCon – Nathan Sanders

Things Not To Do When Applying For Jobs – Jonathan Meyrick

8 Simple Ways To Improve Your Presentation Skills – Michi Ancheta

Academic Blues

TOP Recommendations For Requesting Recommendations – Adam Ruben

Academia Is The Alternative Career Path – Mark Humphries

PIs Need To Help Postdocs Develop Their Careers – Elisabeth Pain

Why Labs Should Embrace 360-Degree Faculty Reviews – Jonathan Thon

Industry Positions

TOP 5 Strategic Business Factors Every Project Manager Should Know – Moira Alexander

Becoming A Product Manager: What Do Current PMs Say? – Vazgen Babayan

8 Proven Steps To Transition From Software Developer To Business Analyst – Ananya Pani

Common Interview Questions For Business Analysts – Greg DePersio

Business Acumen

TOP Non-Bank Financing Methods For Startups – Carlyann Edwards

What Blockchain Means For The Future Of Accounting Practices – Bryce Welker

Three Signals Your Industry Is About To Be Disrupted – Megan Beck and Barry Libert

For Some Platforms, Network Effects Are No Match For Local Know-How – Howard Yu

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Dr. Isaiah Hankel is the Founder and CEO of the largest career training platform for PhDs in the world - Cheeky Scientist. His articles, podcasts and trainings are consumed annually by 3 million PhDs in 152 different countries. He has helped PhDs transition into top companies like Amazon, Google, Apple, Intel, Dow Chemical, BASF, Merck, Genentech, Home Depot, Nestle, Hilton, SpaceX, Tesla, Syngenta, the CDC, UN and Ford Foundation.

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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