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

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


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


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


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

7 Smart Questions To Ask In Your Job Interview – Chloe Moss

How To Stop Interviewing Poorly – JT O’Donnell

Transferable Skills

TOP The Many Faces Of Leadership – David G. Jensen

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

Top How 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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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.