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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (January 19th 2019)

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 4 Effective Networking Techniques You Can Try Right Now James Altucher

How To Network Like The Pros: 8 Creative Strategies No One Else Is Using – Roxine Kee

5 Tips For Networking at Events – Siobhan Harmer

Networking Tips For People Who Hate Networking – Olivia Lazenby


TOP Red Flag Phrases To Leave Off Your Resume – Robin Reshwan

Building Your Professional Career Profile using LinkedIn – Charlotte Beugge

Writing Soft Skills into Your Resume – Erin Coursey

Top Skills and Attributes Employers Look For – Alison Doyle  


TOP 13 Etiquette Strategies To Ace A Job Interview – Diane Gottsman

How To Answer: Do You Have Any Questions? 50+ Good Questions To Ask The Interviewers –  Susan P. Joyce

15 Most Common Job Interview Questions and AnswersMatthew Chulaw

The Follow-Up Thank You Email That Got Me Hired One Week After the Interview – Cambria Davies

Transferable Skills

TOP The Six Entrepreneurial Skills Every Successful Freelancer Has Mastered – Jon Younger

New Survey: Demand For “Uniquely Human Skills” Increases Even As Technology And Automation Replace Some Jobs – Cengage

Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: Are EQ And Emotional Intelligence The Best Predictors Of Success? – Emily Heaslip

It’s Not About What You Know. Soft Skills Are Hard – Duena Blomstrom

Academic Blues

TOP What I Learned As I Was Leaving – Beth Godbee

Make A Successful Career Change With These Five Steps – Marcus

3 Steps to Finding a Fulfilling Career – Jessica Stillman

5 Steps To Help You Manage Your Career Path – Kerri Heider

Industry Positions

TOP Management Career Paths A Guide to Finding What You Need, Based on Where You Are in Your Career – F. John Reh

AI to Displace 40% of World’s Jobs, Predicts ‘Oracle of AI’ – Alex Woodie

Why Airbnb Has A Data Scientist On Every Leadership Team – Daphne Koller

Soft Skills Will Make or Break You as a Data Scientist – Hamza Bendemra

Business Acumen

TOP 6 Ways To Improve Your Business Acumen – Sharlyn Lauby

Managing When The Future Is Unclear – Lisa Lai

Neuroscience Hacks To Improve Communication – Tara Swart

The Best Tactical Wisdom On How To Build Your Dream Business From The Ground Up – Tom-Chris Emewulu

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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.