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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (December 15th, 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


TOP 7 Tips For Having A Successful Networking Meeting – Gaby Fisch

Don’t Be Shy, Know Your Numbers, Follow Up – And Other Networking Tips To Help You Promote Your Startup – Jorge Pimenta

Seven Networking Tactics Borrowed From The Broadway Stage – Kelly Hoey

5 Steps to Master Networking Skills and Perfect Your Personal Branding – Dmitry Dragilev


TOP How To Write The Perfect LinkedIn Headline – Melonie Dodaro

17 Recruiter-Approved Skills for Your Resume That’ll Help You Get the Job – Caroline Forsey

These Are The Skills Employers Actually Look For On Your Resume – Deirdre Fidge

Why You Should NEVER Include a Photo of Yourself On Your Resume – Jennifer Calfas


TOP Example Questions To Ask In A Government Job Interview – Michael Roberts

Are Your Job Interview Questions Illegal? What You Need To Know… – Susan M. Heathfield

1 Job Interview Mistake Most People Make When Explaining Their Work History – J.T. O’Donnell

STAR Interview Method: The Ultimate Guide – Caroline Forsey

Transferable Skills

TOP The Problem-Solving Soft Skills You Need at Work + How To Use Them – Caileen Kehayas

Playing It Hard With Soft Skills – Michele Clarke-Ceres

This Book List Will Almost Earn You A Ph.D. In Leadership – Jim Ludema and Amber Johnson

How To Be A More Empathetic Leader, From Executives – Lindsay Tigar

Academic Blues

TOP Changing Demographics Of Scientific Careers: The Rise Of The Temporary Workforce – Staša Milojević, Filippo Radicchi, and John P. Walsh

How to Get Hired By Your Dream Company – Alison Doyle

The 8 Stages of a Winning Job Search – Arnie Fertig

Why A Postdoc Might Not Advance Your Career – Chris Woolston

Industry Positions

TOP 10 Work-From-Home Jobs That Pay Six-Figure Salaries – Courtney Connle

Product Manager Skills List And Examples – Alison Doyle

How To Find A Career MentorAlison Doyle

LinkedIn 2018 Emerging Jobs Report – Guy Berger and Economic Graph Team

Business Acumen

TOP Verbal Communication Skills List And Examples – Alison Doyle

How To Build A Culture Of Trust In Your Company – Lisa Evans

Business acumen: Ten Behaviors to Develop to Become a Better Business Leader – Vanessa Yanez

8 Essential Resources For Researching Your Next Employer – Sarah K. White

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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.