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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (December 1st, 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 How To Build (And Maintain) An Effective LinkedIn Network – Lizabeth Li

Why Introverts Are Better At Networking – Karen Wickre

5 Expert Networking Tips That Really Work – Paul Grossinger

How These Three Companies Are Revolutionising Recruiting in Asia Pacific – Gracy Fernandez


TOP How Writing A ‘Great’ Resume Can Cost You The Job – Gary Burnison

LinkedIn Is Rolling Out A New Share Box – George Carey-Simos

Why Your Personal Brand Is Your New Resume – Celinne Da Costa

S.M.A.R.T. Resume Goals & Get Your Dream Job –  Steve Miller


TOP How To Ace The Interview When You Have Confidence But Lack The Required SkillsJack Kelly

Top Salary Negotiation Tactics to Get Higher Pay – Alison Doyle

5 Phrases To Retire From Your Interview Vocabulary Right Now – William Vanderbloemen

7 Bad Interview Answers & How to Improve Them – Emily Moore

Transferable Skills

TOP Time To Change Into A New Career, But No Experience? Don’t Be Scared, You Have More Than You Think – Adele Cochrane

Walking The Walk: How To Go From Learning The Skills, To Using The Skills, To Successfully Changing Careers – Christopher Watkin

Soft Skills: Necessary, And Not Just A Temporary Buzz Word – Ericka Harney

How to Hire for Soft Skills – Carmen Bryant

Academic Blues

TOP Mindfulness Can Help PhD Students Shift From Surviving To Thriving – Karen Barry, Emma Warnecke, and Megan Woods

Graduate School Can Have Terrible Effects on People’s Mental Health – Alia Wong

8 Steps to a More Rewarding Job –  Vicky Webster and Martin Webster

8 Signs Foretelling You’re Destined To Be Successful – Erica Wagner

Industry Positions

TOP 20 Small Business Trends and Predictions for 2019 – Adam C. Uzialko

How To Pick A Career That Counts – Dylan Matthews and Byrd Pinkerton

Curiosity-Driven Data Science – Eric Colson

The 13 Most In-Demand Tech Jobs For 2019 — And How To Hire For Them – Sarah K. White

Business Acumen

TOP 25 Tips to Help You Hack Your Career – Emily Moore

Moderna Sets Terms For Biggest US Biotech IPO Ever – Priyamvada Mathur

Top 10 IT & Technology Buzzwords You Won’t Be Able To Avoid In 2019 – Sandra Durcevic

Phrases You Should Stop Saying At Work In 2019 – Lovemoney Staff

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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.