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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (December 13th, 2015)

Best Industry Transition Articles For PhDs June 20 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 To Answer The Toughest Interview Question – “Why Should I Hire You?”* – Jess Staufenberg


TOP Why Should You Ask Questions? – Joseph Barber

25 Career Experts Reveal Their Top Social Networks For Job Seekers – Sharon Armstrong

3 Great Networking Tips For Introverts – Danny Inny

5 Habits That Poison Your Presence On LinkedIn – Maren Hogan


TOP Your Ultimate Guide To Picking And Getting The Best Possible References – Jenny Foss

The One Skill On Your Resume That Matters Most To Employers – Peter Harris

How To Fix Resume Gaps And ‘Blemishes’ – Liz Ryan

How To Write A CV That Will Not Suck & Will Get You An Interview. At Least. – Oleksiy Kuryliak


TOP How To Answer The Toughest Interview Question – “Why Should I Hire You?” – Jess Staufenberg

The Only Answer To “Where Will You Be in 5 Years?” – Brian de Haaff

Three Reasons To Send A Thank-you Note After An Interview – Dara Wilson-Grant

Sounding Smarter = Being Smarter Joseph Barber

Transferable Skills

TOP Stop Worrying About Weaknesses! Focus On Strengths For Career Success – Molly Moseley

Dancing In The Conversation Vs Networking – Naomi Simson

Stop Apologizing For Your Non-Traditional Career Path – Liz Ryan

4 Secrets Of Mental Toughness – LaRae Quy

Academic Blues

Top How To Build A Better PhD – Julie Gould

Life Outside The Lab: The Ones Who Got Away – Ewen Callaway

How Do You Say “No?” – Steve Marshall

A Done Dissertation Isn’t The Best Dissertation – Wendy Robinson

Industry Positions

TOP #JobSearch – Using Twitter To Find Jobs –  Amanda Dumsch

Job Search Strategy: Go The Extra Mile In Digital Job Searches – David Dirks

Career Path Considerations – Jad El-Adaimi

4 Job Search Techniques You Think Work, But Don’t – Adrian Granzella Larssen

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Cathy Sorbara, Ph.D. & Arunodoy Sur, Ph.D.

Cathy Sorbara, Ph.D. & Arunodoy Sur, Ph.D.

Cathy has a PhD in Medical Life Science and Technology and currently works as a publishing editor in Cambridge, England. Arunodoy is a PhD in Integrative Biology and has training in intellectual property, entrepreneurship, and venture capitalism.
Cathy Sorbara, Ph.D. & Arunodoy Sur, Ph.D.