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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (December 18th, 2016)

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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

*Enhancing Graduate And Postdoctoral Education To Create A Sustainable Biomedical Workforce* – Cynthia Fuhrmann, Ph.D


TOP The Only Three Networking Emails You Need To Know How To Write – Sara McCord

Networking For A Successful Career In Academia  – Dr. Margarete Hubrath

5 Golden LinkedIn Tips To Make Your Profile Gold Dust – Laurence Hebberd

How To Build A Memorable Personal Brand On Twitter – Wendy Marx


TOP Crafting A Successful Cover Letter – Melissa Dennihy

How To Master Online Job Applications – Sarah Archer

Three Situations When Industry Jargon Might Hurt Your Resume – Lily Zhang

Resumes For Industry Scientist Job Applications – Bill Lindstaedt


TOP Best Questions To Ask The Interviewer – Allison Doyle

How To Build An Instant Rapport In An Interview – Sue Shellenbarger

This Is The Stage In The Hiring Process When Job Seekers Have The Most Leverage – Corrie Shanahan

Advice on How to Ace Your Next Job Interview from Goldman Sachs HR Chief, Edith Cooper – Audri Taylors

Transferable Skills

TOP Top 10 Nonscientific Skills Scientists Often Lack That Can Derail Their Careers Alex Keown

The Case For Hiring Employees With Zero Experience – David Royce

The 2 Kinds Of Skills You Should Highlight When You’re Underqualified for a Job – Sara McCord

How To Talk About Transferable Skills – Deanna Hartley

Academic Blues

TOP Enhancing Graduate And Postdoctoral Education To Create A Sustainable Biomedical Workforce – Cynthia Fuhrmann, Ph.D

Seven Steps To Your First Article Submission To An Academic Journal – Tanya Golash-Boza

3 Emotions That Make You Quit Your PhD (And How To Address Them) – Julio Peironcely

Hidden Cost Of A Career In Scientific Research – Nick Riddiford

Industry Positions

TOP How To Make The Most Out Of December Downtime To Ramp Up Your Job Search – Vicki Salemi

Why I left Academia Post-PhD For The World Of Driverless Cars – John Hammersley

5 Ways To Conquer The Anxiety Of Your First Job Search – Sarah DeLuca

What Size Company Is The Right Fit For You? – Christopher Dottie

Business Acumen

TOP Big Pharma, Short On Blockbusters, Outsources The Science – Jonathan D. Rockoff

Business Development – What Does It Mean? Who Is It For? – Mark Kershaw

How To Earn Your Manager’s Respect – Rebecca Knight

The Age Of Analytics: Competing In A Data-Driven World – Nicolaus Henke, Jacques Bughin, Michael Chui, James Manyika, Tamim Saleh, Bill Wiseman, and Guru Sethupathy

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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.