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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (December 8th, 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 Start a Conversation at a Networking Event – Alison Doyle

3 Ways To Overcome Networking Anxiety Before And During An Event – Cathy Paper

Business Networking Tips and Tricks – Mark Hunter

The Top Networking Tips to Help You – CBN


TOP The Science Of The Job Search, Part VIII: Your Chances Of An Interview Plummet If Your Resume Is Too Long – Claire Jaja

Can A Two-Page Resume Increase Your Odds Of Getting Hired? – Jared Lindzon

Top Strategies for a Successful Job Search – Alison Doyle

5 LinkedIn Tips to Get Hired – Arnie Fertig


TOP The Best Answers to the 7 Worst Interview Questions – Katherine Eion

How Can You Tell In A Job Interview That Working For A Company Will Be A Future Disaster? Look For These 5 Red Flags – Marcel Schwantes

What To Wear To An Interview In 2018 – Anne Sraders

6 Interview Tips To Ensure You Land The Best New Hire – Kara Goldin

Transferable Skills

TOP How To Develop The Five Soft Skills That Will Make You A Great Analyst

Derek Steer

The 8 Best Books For Career Advice, According To Executive Coaches – Maxine Builder

Why Are Transferable Skills So Important? – Michael Page

The Hard Truth About Soft Skills – Morgan Browning

Academic Blues

TOP Want to Overcome Envy? Make It Your Teacher – Jordan Harbinger

Addressing The Academia-First Mentality In PhD Programs – Jennifer Polk

The Post-Ac Life – Terri E. Givens

4 Counterintuitive Signs That You’re Actually On the Right Career Path – Jayne Thompson

Industry Positions

TOP Why Following Your Passion Is Bad Career Advice – Michelle Gibbings

Finding Your Own Path: One PhD’s Non-Traditional Career Journey – Teresa Whitney, Ph.D.

The 10 Best Places To Work In 2019, According To Glassdoor – Abigail Hess

Designing the Path to Your Career – Katharine Brooks

Business Acumen

TOP 5 Corporate Communication Issues – Tony Robbins

5 Of The Best Questions To Ask Your Boss – Lindsay Tigar

6 Big Trends Driving The Future Of CX Technology – Dave Fish

15 Simple Ways To Improve Team Communication – David Anttony

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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.