Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (December 27th, 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

*4 Essential Parts Of A Great 2016 Career Plan* – Julien Gordon

Networking

TOP 6 Ways To Make Real Connection On LinkedIn – Michael Goldberg

How To Be Charming: 2 Secrets Backed By Research – Eric Baker

5 Rules For Reaching Out To A Reference Your Haven’t Talked To In Forever – Lea McLeod

Scientist Networking: What Is An Informational Interview? – Joanne Kamens

CVs/Resumes

TOP 7 Painless Tips To Writing A Job-Winning Cover Letter – Peggy McKee

3 Assumptions You Should Never Make About Your Resume – Susan P. Joyce

3 Cover Letter Mistakes That Make You Look Like A Total Rookie – Sara McCord

4 Quick Fixes For The Most Common Resume Mistakes – Virginia Franco

Interviews

TOP 10 Signs You’re Interviewing With A Company You’d Never Want To Work For – Jacquelyn Smith

How To Stop Interviewing Poorly – JT O’Donnell

Transferable Skills

Preparing Ph.D.s For Diverse Careers – Sian L. Beilock

How To Overcome Your Fear Of Public Speaking In 5 Minutes Joel Comm

My Transition From Academia To Publishing On Elsevier Connect – Paul-Andre Genest

7 Daily Habits That Will Save You 60 Hours Of Your Life Next YearRobin Camarote

Academic Blues

TopHow To Make The Most Money Out Of Your PhD – Eric Boodman

Academic Freedom, Tenure & The U.S. Higher Education System – Kris Olds

Trust Yourself – Marialuisa Aliotta

Industry Positions

TOP 4 Essential Parts Of A Great 2016 Career Plan – Julien Gordon

What Happens If My Boss Finds Out I’m Job-Hunting? – Liz Ryan

How To Tell If A Company Is Good At Innovating Or Just Good At PR – Scott Anthony

3 Things Immigrants Can Learn From Americans On Job Hunting – Lin Lin

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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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