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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (January 17th, 2016)

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

*6 Tips For Responding To “Do You Have Any Questions For Me?”* – Michelle Lopez


TOP Try This Exercise In Giving To Grow And Strengthen Your Network – Darrah Brustein

Screw Personal Branding – I’m A Person, Not A Product – Stackey Gawronski

5 Specific Ways You Can Be A Networking Giver –  Debra Wheatman

5 High Impact Ways To Maximize A Networking Lunch – Betty Liu


TOP 8 Super-Common Resume Mistakes You Should Avoid – Zahra Barnes

5 Things The People Reading Your Resume Wish You Knew – Lily Zhang

3 Tips For Crafting A Thank You Follow-Up Letter – Don Goodman

Easily Attainable Skills That Can Drastically Improve Your Resume – Ibro Palic


TOP 6 Tips For Responding To “Do You Have Any Questions For Me?” – Michelle Lopez

Interviews: How To Stand Apart From The Herd – Michael Farca

Three Pieces Of Job Interview Advice You Should Ignore – Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

4 Mistakes Not To Make When Answering Why Are You Interested In This Position – Lily Zhang

Transferable Skills

TOP The Secret To Getting Interviews: Tap The Hidden Job Market -Peggy McKee

Match Your Motivational Tactic To The Situation – Juliana Schroeder and Ayelet Fishbach

The Boss Doesn’t Want Your Resume – Rachel Feintzeig

6 Easy Habits That Will Make You Better In Conversation – Dan Chang

Academic Blues

TOP 23 Books That Fix 99% Of PhD Problem – Julio Perioncely

The Postdoc Crisis Muhammad Z Ahmed

What Am I Qualified To Do With A Ph.D. ?  – Christine Kelly

Get Yourself A NO Committee – Vilna Bashi Treitler

Industry Positions

TOP How To Market Yourself In Your Job Search  – Karen Young

From Bench Science To Policy Analyst – Viviane Callier

5 Tough Truths About Your Career Change (From Unlike Experts) – Natasha Stanley

5 Things To Consider Before Accepting An Offer (That Have Nothing To Do With The Actual Job) – Saqi Mehta

5 Tips To Create A Job That Doesn’t Exist Yet – Heather Huhman

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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.