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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (February 18th, 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

*The 7 Transferable Skills To Help You Change Careers* – Martin Yate


TOP Your Network Is Your Net Worth: 5 Lessons On Building Stronger Networks Alp Mimaroglu

Empathy Is Crucial To Any Personal Or Professional Relationship — Here’s How To Cultivate It – Bhali Gill

Ten Ways To Make Yourself Unpopular On LinkedIn – Liz Ryan

The Language Of Referrals – Murali Srinivasan


TOP How To Address An Email Cover Letter – Alison Doyle

Here’s Why You Can’t Submit A Linkedin Profile Instead Of A Resume (Even If You Want To) – Elle Griffin

5 Tips For Upgrading Your Resume In 2018 – Ronda Suder

Rock Your Resume With Resume Assistant From LinkedIn + Microsoft – Kylan Nieh


TOP 4 Ways To Answer ‘Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years?’ – Jane Burnett

5 Better Ways To Talk About The 5 Most Common Resume Gaps – Sjoerd Gehring

5 Of The Most Difficult Interview Questions Commonly Asked And How To Answer – Rachel Coffey

How To Overcome That Awkward Silence In Interviews – Jillian Kramer

Transferable Skills

TOP The 7 Transferable Skills To Help You Change Careers – Martin Yate

5 Soft Skills Every Leader Needs – Dale Callahan

Our Obsession With Working Hard Is Ruining Our Productivity – Leila Hock

Golden Tips For Effective Time Management To Improve Your Productivity – Arindam Majie

Academic Blues

TOP Grant Writing And Lab Meetings Prepared Nigel Delaney With Skills That Enhance His Role In Industry – Didem Sarikaya

Call For A Deinstitutionalized And Distributed Science – Mauro Rebelo

Post-Phd Careers: You Can Have Your Cake *And* Eat It – Chris Humphrey

A Glimpse Past The Smoke And Mirrors At Nature Magazine – David Kent

Industry Positions

TOP Business Intelligence Analyst: The Role And Responsibilities – Megan Power

Oh, The Places You Can Go: Careers In Science Communication – Writing For A Research Institute Beth Kenkel

New Report: J&J Tops Employment Branding – Mark Terry

Traditional Recruitment Isn’t Enough: How AI Is Changing The Rules In The Human Capital Market – Gal Almog

Business Acumen

TOP How Is A Nonprofit Different From A For-Profit Business? – Joanne Fritz

Why Stock Investors Can’t Count On A Fed Rescue – Mark Kolakowski

Delivering Through Diversity – Vivian Hunt, Lareina Yee, Sara Prince, and Sundiatu Dixon-Fyle

How To Choose The Best Legal Structure For Your Business – Sammi Caramela

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Luis A. Gomez-Sarosi, Ph.D. and Mary Truscott, Ph.D.

Luis A. Gomez-Sarosi, Ph.D. and Mary Truscott, Ph.D.

Luis, a Biochemistry PhD and cancer biology research scientist, is currently a StarShip Innovation Fellow at EIT - European Institute of Innovation and Technology. Mary Truscott is a communications consultant. She completed her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at McGill University.
Luis A. Gomez-Sarosi, Ph.D. and Mary Truscott, Ph.D.