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Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (January 29th, 2017)

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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

*Get Unstuck: Three Ways To Get Out Of A Career Rut* – Ashley Stahl


TOP 9 Ways To Liven Up Your LinkedIn Profile  – Kerry Hannon

This Is What The Ideal LinkedIn Photo Looks Like – Zahara Campbell-Avenell

Your Career Needs Many Mentors, Not Just One – Dorie Clark

How To Suavely Get Out Of Awkward Situations At Networking Events – Ariella Coombs


TOP What To Remove From Your Resume In 2017 – Georgene Huang

Please Do Not Send A Cover Letter Like This – Brian De Haaff

The 7 Question Job Application Checklist For Serious Candidates – Danny Rubin

5 Fixable Job Search Mistakes That Are Holding You Back From Interviews – Rudy Racine


TOP A CEO Who Meets Every New Hire Gives His Best Job Interview Advice – Aine Cain

10 Toughest Job Interview Questions (And How To Answer Them) – Sheiresa Ngo

2017 Hiring Trends For Job Seekers To Watch – Vicki Salemy

Trends Candidates Should Consider In 2017 – Stephen Abbott

Transferable Skills

TOP Personal Branding 101- Let’s Take It Back To Basics – Jenna Alexander

Scientists Ride The Podcasting Wave – Jane.C.Hu

5 Things Successful People Do After Getting Rejected – Kat Boogaard

3 Soft Skills To Look For While Hiring (And How To Test For Them) – Monty Majeed

Academic Blues

TOP 7 Lies Academic World Keeps Telling You – Mariana Cerdeira

From Writing To Reviewing – Sushmita Ghatak

How To Manage Your PhD Supervisor – Kevin O’Gorman and Robert MacIntosh

Stepping Off The Tenure Track – Part I – Fatimah Williams Castro

Industry Positions

TOP Get Unstuck: Three Ways To Get Out Of A Career Rut – Ashley Stahl

From Bench Science To Patent Manager – Viviane Callier

Why Introverts Are Better At Sales Than Extroverts – Geoffrey James

Calling All Scientists: 7 Things You Need To Know About Paid Biotech Internships – Mark Terry

Business Acumen

TOP When Large Companies Are Better At Entrepreneurship Than Startups  – Chris Zook

The Next Generation: Top 20 Life Science Startups To Watch In 2017 – Mark Terry

Straight Talk About Gender Diversity In The Boardroom And Beyond – Fabrizio Freda, William P. Lauder, Dan McCarthy, and François-Henri Pinault

9 Keys To Developing An Effective Risk-Management Strategy – Rob Kastenschmidt

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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.