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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (February 21st, 2016)

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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

*Academia Vs Industry- A Former Postdoc’s Perspective* – Marianne M Stanford


TOP The Ancient Art Of Networking: Why Human Connections Matter The Most – Draven McConville

3 Steps To Getting Important People’s Attention That Anyone Can Follow – Richard May

How Do I Choose Which LinkedIn Groups To Join? – Donna Serdula

7 Tips For Successful Virtual Informational Interviews – Kristin Johnson


TOP Land That Interview: Creating An Awesome R&D Resume – Ben Hilburn

The One Thing Every Employer Wants To See On Your Resume – Brian de Haaff

3 Questions To Ask A Friend Editing Your Resume Besides “Are There Any Typos?” – Lily Zhang

5 Features That Will Set Your Life Science Resume Apart – Aja Frost


TOP 7 Rules For Job Interview Questions That Result In Great Hires  – John Sullivan

What Are Employers Really Looking for?  – Liz Ryan

The 10 Biggest Minutes Of Your Interview – Joe Turner

How To Wow A Job Interviewer When Changing Careers – Nancy Collamer

Transferable Skills

TOP 30 Crucial Skills You Need To Be An Amazing Speaker – Lolly Daskal

The 8 Secrets Of Great Communicators – Travis Bradberry

A David Letterman-like Countdown To The Biggest Pitfalls In Scientific Presentations – Jack Leeming

11 Ways Successful People Overcome Uncertainty – Travis Bradberry

7 Little Known PowerPoint Tricks You Wish You Knew Sooner  – Lindsay Kolowich

Academic Blues

TOP Academia Vs Industry – A Former Postdoc’s Perspective – Marianne M Stanford

How Fear Can Limit Your Career Potential – David G. Jensen

Grad School – A Love Story – Wendy Robinson

Why Being Smart And Talented Isn’t Enough To Be Successful– Shana Leibowitz

Industry Positions

TOP Summit Proposes Steps Toward Biomedical Workforce Sustainability – Beryl Lieff Benderly

How To Find The Best Big Data Jobs – Bernard Marr

8 Things Only Successful Job Seekers Can Say – J.T. O’Donell

Landing A Job In Pharma – Alan Edwards

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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.