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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (December 29th, 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 Survey: Average Person Forms A First Impression In Just 27 Seconds! – Ben Renner

Six Essential Items Everyone Should Have In Their Career Toolbox – Scott Singer

Five Ways To Make Your Elevator Pitch More Engaging – Gene Swank

12 Ways To Stop Being Nervous Around People FAST – Viktor Sander


TOP Four Creative Tactics To Elevate Your Personal Brand In 2019 – Adrian Fisher

Cover Letter Spacing Guidelines – Alison Doyle

5 Personal Branding Trends You Need to Know About for 2019 – Dakota Shane

Tips For Using Resume Keywords – Alison Doyle


TOP 14 Job Interview Tips from Fortune 500 CEOs and Top Hiring Execs – Lauren Cahn

5 Job Interview Hacks HR Won’t Tell You – Jessica Fender

Escape the No Call Back Cycle with These Interview Tips – Katrina Davis

You Should NEVER Wear This Color To A Job Interview, According To 2,000 Hiring Managers – Jennifer Calfas

Transferable Skills

TOP The Quickest Way To Great Leadership Won’t Happen Without Improving These 3 People Skills – Marcel Schwantes

Transferring Your Statistical Skills Toward Another Career Path – Todd Maurer

Are Soft Skills An Essential Stake In Project Management? –  Kris Hughes

A 20-Something Entrepreneur Who Asked Warren Buffett For His Best Advice Says The Legendary Investor Didn’t Mention Portfolios Or Investment Strategies – Scott Mautz

Academic Blues

TOP Why Now Could Be The Best Time To Make A Career Move — And The 3 Tips To Consider First – Karen Gilchrist

3 Ways A More Positive Mindset May Make You Luckier In The Job Market – Erica Lamberg

Quit Now Or After the New Year, Job Hunting Tips For 2019 – Kelly Vo

Late Retirement, Early Careers, And The Aging Of U.S. Science And Engineering Professors– Navid Ghaffarzadegan and Ran Xu

Industry Positions

TOP 6 Ways Timid, Reserved Women Can Confidently Climb The Corporate Ladder – Aimee Tariq

The Data Scientist Shortage Is Huge. Here’s How To Beat It – Roberto Reif

6 Top Emerging Technology Jobs For 2019 – Jessica Davis

Let The Robots Take Over: How The Future Of AI Will Create More Jobs– Kenneth Coats

Business Acumen

TOP Pharma’s 2019 Prognosis Hinges on These Key Themes – Max Nisen

Five Emerging Trends In Workplace Architecture For 2019 – Amin Nayyar

10 Marketing Trends To Watch In 2019 – Deep Patel

The Board’s Role In Strategy – Roger L. Martin

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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.